All you need to know about Coventry

Coventry is a city located in Warwickshire and is amongst the largest cities in the Midlands. The city is renowned for the medieval Coventry Cathedral that was obliterated during the Second World War. Coventry has had three cathedrals, with St Michael’s cathedral built next to the ruins of the medieval cathedral. The city is a manufacturing hub, located at the core of the Midlands automotive and aerospace cluster. Automotive, rail, aerospace and motorsport industries employ over 40,000 in the area. Jaguar Land Rover is headquartered in the city, with other leading car manufacturers in the surrounding region. Subsequently, the city has become a popular destination for business travellers visiting the Midlands which has triggered high demand for our serviced apartments in Coventry.

Coventry was voted the 2021 UK City of Culture, owing to it being a city of peace, innovation and diversity. The city has a history of reinventing itself, none more so than in the aftermath of World War Two. With business booming in the modern era, the close proximity to Birmingham and direct train link to London has established Coventry as a destination for business travellers visiting the Midlands. Start planning your business trip today by browsing our range of serviced apartments in Coventry.  


Having booked your SilverDoor corporate apartment, it is time to prepare for your business trip to Coventry. We have put together some essential information to help prepare you for your stay in Warwickshire.

Transport in Coventry

The nearest airport to Coventry is Birmingham International which is 9.9 miles away. There is a direct train service from the airport to Coventry which takes only 10 minutes. The city is relatively compact and therefor easy to navigate. Walking is the best option, although there are a number of bus routes.


Weather in Coventry

The weather is Coventry is similar to the United Kingdom in general. Preparing for rain is always a good idea.

History in Coventry

Coventry was a significant city in England during the Middle Ages owing to its booming textile industry. Coventry played a notable part in the English Civil War, before becoming establishing as a key industrial city in the 19th and 20th centuries, playing a vital role in the British bicycle and motor industry. Despite the Blitz destroying much of Coventry during the Second World War, the city bounced back. Although the decline of the motor industry triggered significant unemployment in the Coventry, the city underwent a period of regeneration and has since been voted the 2021 UK City of Culture. 



-          -   According to legend, Coventry was the birthplace of St George the dragon slayer and patron saint of England.

-          -   The British car industry was founded by Daimler in 1896, with Coventry also the home of the black cab.

-          -   George Orwell intended to use Coventry as a model to study poverty in England during the 1930s. However, he found the city far too prosperous and chose the Lancashire town of Wigan instead!

-          -   The 1969 blockbuster film ‘The Italian Job’ featured a car chase involving three Minis that was staged in the city.

-          -   Apparently, Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry in exchange for her husband reducing taxes!

-          -   The phrase ‘Sent to Coventry’ is derived from the English Civil War, when captured Royalists were imprisoned in the fiercely pro-Parliament city and given a hard time by the local population. 



Our SilverDoor serviced apartments in Coventry are designed around the needs of business travellers. Offering both comfort and flexibility and featuring the best standard of service quality, our business accommodation is fully furnished, modern, spacious and conveniently located in central Coventry. Most apartments include a flexible housekeeping service, allowing you to choose how regular your accommodation is serviced. This enhanced privacy is designed to make you feel right at home in the Midlands city. Our corporate accommodation in Coventry offers a unique flexibility that is rarely possible in a traditional hotel. Serviced apartments come fully equipped with kitchen facilities which allows our clients the ability to choose between cooking at home and dining out at a restaurant. At SilverDoor, we have flexible check in options designed to fit around your busy schedule. Furthermore, our serviced apartments often work out to be more affordable than hotel accommodation. Having cooking facilities can help to reduce the cost of eating out, whilst the rate of VAT reduces the longer you stay. Finally, the average one bedroom serviced apartment in Coventry is approximately twice the size of a typical hotel room. This gives you more space to relax and feel at home. 



Booking your business accommodation in Coventry with SilverDoor can bring a full complement of benefits. With over 20 years of experience in the corporate travel sector, at SilverDoor we understand the importance of a business trip running smoothly and that every client has different needs. Our booking agents have a solid expertise in the industry and aim to guarantee that every client is left completely satisfied with the quality of their accommodation and the level of service they experience. We have an extensive knowledge of our apartment portfolio in Coventry and the features of each property, utilising this information to help find the perfect accommodation for your stay. Our mission to offer top quality business accommodation is never ending. We regularly seek to work with new providers as we look to reaffirm our commitment to offering the best apartments in Coventry.


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