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The Coventry and Warwickshire Area


Coventry is located in the centre of England and has excellent road, train and air transport links across the country from Manchester to London.  This enables out staff to live across the region with many staff travelling in from within Coventry, Rugby, Leicester, Solihull, Leamington Spa, Kenilworth, Warwick, Birmingham, and surrounding villages.

There are two major international airports at Birmingham and East Midlands Airport which are approximately 40 minute drive.  The M1, M6 and M69 are all accessible providing direct routes to major cities including Birmingham (40minutes) and London (1½ hour) via car.

Coventry is the 13th largest city in the UK with a rich history and heritage.  Along with neighbouring towns and villages there are a wealth of historical sites and areas of interest to visit.  The city and surrounding areas have a diverse population with communities from a wide range of cultural backgrounds with a variety of local community groups and organisations you can join.

Coventry City Council is overseeing a massive investment programme which includes a new £59m central business quarter and a £300m City Centre South project which will include additional shops, a cinema, hotel, apartments and a multi-storey car park.


There is a wealth of entertainment in Coventry and the surrounding areas, including restaurants, award winning museums, galleries, parks and gardens.  The award winning Ricoh Arena hosts concerts, exhibitions, conferences and sporting events.  It is the home of Premiership Rugby team Wasps and Coventry City Football Club and features two restaurants and a casino.  The famous Godiva Festival takes place annually and is the UK’s biggest free festival.

Nearby destinations might include Shakespearean Stratford, the King Richard III exhibition in Leicester, Warwick Castle, the working Charlecote watermill, the vibrant city of Birmingham, the shopping boutiques in Royal Leamington Spa and many more.


There are excellent schools within Coventry and the surrounding areas including King Henry VIII School and Bablake School in Coventry, The Rugby School and PrinceThorpe College in and around Rugby, Warwick Preparatory School, King’s High School and Warwick Independent School Foundation School in Warwick and also The Kingsley School and Arnold Lodge within Leamington Spa.

Nurses at University Hospital, Coventry, and the Hospital of St Cross, Rugby, have contributed to a prestigious new manual for trainee and practising nurses.