Coventry is a mid-sized city in the British West Midlands, 150 kilometres north west of London, and 30 kilometres east of Birmingham. The city's origins date back centuries to a time even before the Romans arrived in Britain 2000 years ago. By the late Middle Ages, Coventry was a booming city and a centre for cloth trade and production. By the 18th century the city was well known for its quality watch and clock manufacturing. In the 19th century that moved on to bicycle manufacturing which then evolved into automobile manufacturing. The city is still home to the design headquarters of Jaguar.
Coventry, a bustling university city with character and strength and it is the birthplace of Triumph motorcycles. Did you know that Coventry is also the place where the iconic London black taxis are created? While staying in a Coventry hotel you could also visit the Coventry Cathedral or the Warwick Arts Centre. The Coventry Cathedral Quarter has a beautiful memorial garden that is worth checking out. The nearby Lunt Roman Fort is a reconstruction of the Roman fort that was built here around 2000 years ago. The British Transport Museum is a salute to Coventry's role in the development of the British motoring industry, and a must see for car enthusiasts. The Coventry Godiva Festival is one of the best music festivals in all of Britain. Every year it just gets better and better – don't miss out on this memorable festival. Relax at the end of the day in your Coventry hotel.
Whether you are arriving from the Birmingham or Coventry airport or taking the train, use your hotel in Coventry as a base for exploring the West Midlands. The city's ideal location near Birmingham and its airport, while straddling the main road and rail links running through Britain, makes a Coventry hotel a great location for conducting business. The hotels in Coventry have developed to meet the needs of business travellers, with hotels such as the Allesley offering conference facilities for up to 450 people. Travelling by train to Coventry is easy. The city is right on the main line linking London to Birmingham, and three trains per hour depart from London Euston Station. If you enjoy driving through the British countryside, then point your car north on the M1 out of London until you get to the M6. Take the M6 towards Birmingham and you are there; junctions 2 and 3 will lead you right into the city centre. Within the city, you can get around by taxi, bus or private car.