Why Work and Live in Coventry?
Welcome to Coventry, City of Culture 2021! Having won the City of Culture crown, Coventry will now take centre stage and the city is gearing up for an incredibly exciting journey. All of us living in and around the city will have a chance to participate in the events and transformation that will unfold. We invite you to be part of it.
Coventry is a city that is going places - with an inspiring, world-famous history and exciting times ahead. The city is the second fastest growing city outside London and has a vibrant and positive attitude. Coventry has a rich heritage and is full of hidden wonders. Indeed, many people are unaware that Coventry was capital of England, not once, but twice!
The city is home to two award-winning universities, top level sport and concerts and famous brands such as Jaguar and Severn Trent. Coventry is part of the ‘Midlands-Engine’, the home of the UK motor industry and a proud multicultural city.
Coventry is now one of the best places to live in the UK, beating London, Birmingham and Sheffield in a national survey in 2019. Coventry was also recently named one of the top 10 cities in the country for rising employment and business growth.
From Warwick Arts Centre and the Belgrade Theatre to the UK’s first Shop Front Theatre, the Tin Music and Arts, Coventry Cathedral and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum there is already lots to do and see in the city. The city also boasts the UK’s largest free family festival with the Coventry Godiva Festival.
Concerts and Rugby at The Ricoh Arena The Skydome: Home to Coventry Blaze
The city has impressive sports facilities including The Ricoh Arena, home to Wasps Rugby Club. Other notable teams include Coventry City Football Club, Coventry Rugby Club, Coventry Blaze Ice Hockey Team based at the Skydome Ice Rink, Coventry and North Warwickshire Cricket Club. Numerous sports centres catering for every sporting pursuit are distributed across the city.
Major developments are taking shape around the city, including a new-look shopping centre, a water park, new business quarter, restaurants and a modernised railway station. More and more firms and families are relocating to Coventry attracted by what they see the city has to offer.
Coventry has many beautiful open green spaces and is surrounded by stunning countryside and the pretty villages of Warwickshire. Warwick and Stratford upon Avon are only a short drive from the city and London can be reached by train in an hour.