Discover Coventry

Student life in Coventry

Inspiring historic streets, a vibrant live music scene and a variety of shopping in the well-connected heart of England

Coventry will take you on a journey through medieval streets past jaw-dropping buildings, and then serve up an array of international cuisines and live music venues to keep your stomach and your ears happy. Shop at historic markets, quirky boutiques and big brand stores, then expand your mind at the Belgrade Theatre and Herbert Art Gallery and Museum. All this just steps from Coventry University and your student accommodation, situated slap bang in the centre of the city.

You’ll dine and drink well as a student in Coventry, that’s for sure. Take a seat in the latest trendy independent coffee shop as you gaze over the historic streets where Lady Godiva famously rode. Eat your way around the globe at the Word Food Court or one of the quality Indian restaurants.

A night out in Coventry can be whatever you want it to be - from culture at the theatre to live music. Major music stars swing by the Ricoh Arena, indie artists bring the Kasbah nightclub alive and the next big things get their break at The Tin Music And Arts. Then there are the many restaurants and bars that are set up to match a student budget.

You’re in the heart of England, surrounded by countryside and castles, with other major cities just a short trip away. Get to London in an hour via train. Explore Birmingham, the UK’s second largest city, in just 20 minutes. Immerse yourself in Shakespeare in Stratford-upon-Avon just a 30-minute journey away. The whole country is so close when you’re so centrally located in Coventry.


A lively music scene, quirky shopping and world food match Coventry’s impressive history

Magical medieval settings, authentic market stalls, classic English countryside and more music than you’ll be able to keep up with. We’ve selected our top picks to help you get the most out of your student days in Coventry. Enjoy!