Festive music, mulled wine, sparkling lights - Christmas Markets and Winter Wonderlands are one of England's best traditions. An excuse to have a lovely day out with friends and families, take in the country's most picturesque cities, and do a little retail therapy whilst you're at it. We have listed some of the most popular Christmas markets for you to visit this festive season. Start planning your ultimate winter trip for 2023 today.
Sent to Coventry.
English Idiom: To send someone to Coventry is to deliberately ostracise someone. Typically, this is done by not talking to them, avoiding their company, and acting as if they no longer exist.
Coventry – What’s it really like?
We asked those who know best our team at The Apollo Works.
Right in the heart of England, what was once a hub for manufacturing has become one of the UK’s up and coming student cities. With a population of over 425,000 and 35,000 of those students you’ll be in incredible company. In 2018 the city was named in the top 50 of the best student cities in the world. With a wide range of different cultures and ethnic groups creating a bustling, friendly environment.
Coventry is constantly growing and evolving but the history of the city is always there from the historic cathedral that was destroyed in WW2 to the legend of Lady Godiva. The city’s history stands shoulder to shoulder with brand-new developments for shopping, eating and cultural entertainment.
And when you want to escape, Birmingham is just 20 minutes away and London is within an hour by train. And the awe-inspiring Warwick Castle and Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-Upon-Avon are within easy reach.
What are the typical costs of living in Coventry?
- Meal at an inexpensive restaurant: £10.00
- Takeout coffee: £2.69
- Bottle of Coke: £1.13
- Pint of milk: £0.66
- A loaf of bread: £0.95
- Pint of beer at a restaurant/pub: £3.50
- Mid-range bottle of wine at a supermarket: £8.00
- Cinema ticket: £9.75
UK’s City of Culture.
Coventry has won the title of UK City of Culture for 2021. Having been awarded the title for its bid to celebrate diversity and the ways migration has shaped the city. Fitting for a city that has rebuilt itself around its diverse university.
Coventry’s full programme of events is expected to be announced this autumn. Expect large-scale spectacle, music, dance, theatre and poetry as well as more intimate, celebratory cultural and heritage experiences in every part of Coventry
Head to the official Coventry city of culture website for all the info.
The University of Coventry.
Home to over 30,000 students the university is formed up of four different faculties: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the Faculty of Business and Law, the Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing, and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
The university’s campus is located in the heart of Coventry, with all its buildings within walking distance of each other. In 2019, Coventry university was named university of the year for Student Experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019. And was ranked 15th best university in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2020.
Make sure you take a pic of the futuristic Engineering and Computing Building on Gulson road.
Host in Coventry.
Love hitting the snooze button? Then you’ll love our student accommodation in Coventry.
The Apollo Works is practically on the doorstep of both Coventry University and City College Coventry.
The nearest supermarket is just a 5 minute walk away. While the city centre is also on your doorstep. So after a long day at uni it’s easy to pop into town for a bit of retail therapy, grab a bite to eat or spend the night on the town. The legendary nightclub, Kasbah is just a short walk away. The Kasbah is legendary as the likes of Calvin Harris, La Roux, Arctic Monkeys, N-Dubz, and the Klaxons have all graced its stage.
Keep a look out for Part 2 of our city feature where we’ve asked some of our Coventry team for their top places in the city.
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! For every percent we reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by we donate to one of our nominated charities.Show me all news
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