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Local Life

With city lights and countryside both within easy reach, our campus is perfectly positioned to give you the best of both worlds.

While you’ll enjoy fantastic facilities on campus, there’s plenty to discover in the local area. We’re located in Coventry, in the centre of the UK, and close to the Warwickshire towns of Leamington Spa, Kenilworth and Warwick. This gives you access to great nights out, live music and theatre, cultural and historical attractions, and beautiful countryside – all on your doorstep.

A thriving city

Coventry forms the base for many of our students living off campus. In the city centre, you’ll find everything you’d expect from a modern city – big high street shops, bars, nightclubs, and cafés and restaurants serving foods from around the world, including Lebanese, Indian, Italian and Thai. Or you may want to indulge your sweet tooth with a trip to the retro American ice-cream parlour. The cathedral city was built up around motor manufacture and engineering, and we have developed strong links with local industry.

Every year there are festivals in Coventry like the Godiva Festival, a free music festival in July, which I’m really excited for! There is also the Coventry MotoFest, celebrating Coventry’s heritage with the automobile industry. There are racing demonstrations, displays of cars and live music. The weekend of the Motofest was the most lively I’ve ever seen Coventry! Read more.

Anna Donovan, Theatre Studies student and blogger

Warwickshire towns

The elegant 18th century town of Royal Leamington Spa is also home to many Warwick students and is within easy reach of campus by public transport. Leamington Spa is a lively student town, with cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops to suit all tastes and budgets. For those looking to explore more of Warwickshire, the historic towns of Kenilworth, Warwick and Stratford-upon-Avon provide more options for days and nights out, and are all easily accessible by public transport.

Well connected

If you want to venture further, London is just an hour’s train ride from Coventry, Birmingham is 20 minutes away by train, and Birmingham International Airport is a 20-minute drive from campus.

Some must dos in Coventry

See your favourite band live at the Ricoh Arena, a 40,500-capacity stadium, which hosts world famous artists.

Step back in time at national tourist attraction Warwick Castle, which dates back almost 11 centuries.

Experience breaking the sound barrier at over 760mph in Coventry Transport Museum’s Thrust SSC Simulator.

Indulge your inner culture vulture at one of the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum's many award-winning exhibitions adn workshops.

Explore both the new and old bombed out Coventry Cathedral and check out the Blitz Experience Museum.

Enjoy retail therapy at Coventry's major high street stores and Leamington Spa's independent boutiques.

See a show at the Belgrade Theatre which hosts and produces some of the UK’s best drama, comedy and musicals.

Watch top sports with Premiership rugby and Coventry City Football Club at the Ricoh Arena and ice-hockey and speedway.










Whittle Arches Coventry


Godiva Festival

Herbert Art Gallery