0330 124 7474

What Is It Like To Live In Coventry?

Living in Coventry - BES Legal LTD
Situated in the West Midlands, 20 miles from Birmingham, Coventry is placed handily in the middle of the country. Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom with a population of over 326,000.

Getting There

Coventry is near the M6, M69, M45 and M40 motorways. The M40 is approximately 10 miles south of the city centre and gives Coventry residents an alternate dual carriageway and motorway route to London. Coventry has an inner ring road which was completed in the early 1970s and Phoenix Way, a dual-carriageway running north-south which was completed in 1995. This links the city centre with the M6 motorway. Coventry is easily accessible by train. The city is conveniently located on the West Coast Main Line which runs from London Euston through Coventry to Birmingham New Street. Other major UK cities including Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh can all be reached directly by train from Coventry. Typical journey times to destinations from Coventry station are:
  • Birmingham New Street: 25-30 minutes
  • Birmingham International (for Birmingham Airport): 10-15 minutes
  • London Euston: 1 hour
  • Wolverhampton: 55 minutes
  • Rugby: 10 minutes
  • Leamington Spa: 10 minutes
The nearest major airports are Birmingham Airport, around 11 miles west of the city and Coventry Airport in Baginton, located 5 miles south of the city centre. Heathrow Airport is approximately 90 miles from Coventry City Centre.


Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry suffered severe bomb damage during the Second World War. On 14 November 1940 firebombing caused severe damage to large areas of the city centre and to Coventry’s historic cathedral, leaving only a shell and the spire. More than 800 people were killed, with thousands injured and homeless. After the Second World War, Coventry focused on the development of new homes to replace condemned and bomb-damaged properties and to accommodate the growing population. On 12 March 2008, an unexploded Second World War Luftwaffe bomb was discovered in Coventry’s city centre. A Royal Engineers bomb disposal team conducted a controlled explosion early on the morning of 13 March 2008.

Annual Events

The Coventry Half Marathon draws thousands of runners from across the country and raises tens of thousands of pounds for good causes. Last year, a record-breaking number of runners crossed the start line of the 13.1-mile course. Earlsdon Festival draws an average of 10,000 visitors buying everything from homemade cakes and jams, to arts and crafts, with music from a steel band. Coventry Beer Festival brings together hops from across the country, including the city’s best nano and microbreweries. The event is organised by Campaign for Real Ale, which was established in 1971 and holds 58 annual beer festivals all over England and Scotland.


From blissful walks in the countryside in Ryton Pools Country Park to a tour of the War Memorial Park, the city has everything your heart could desire. There are also plenty of family-friendly actives in Coventry including Planet Ice, Wacky Warehouse and Brandon Marsh Nature Centre.

House Prices

In 2017 most property sales in Coventry sold for an average price of £114,625. During the last 3 years, sold prices in Coventry were 60% up with average property prices rising by almost two-thirds since 2015. That’s a massive increase of £70,065 in 3 years – more than twice the national average. The reason for the growth is linked to the growing local economy in Coventry and the city’s huge development for the city centre. BES Legal Ltd takes great pride in having our head office based in Coventry. We have a team of experienced and dedicated legal professionals that you can depend on to support and represent you with your legal matter. Please contact BES Legal Ltd Coventry to schedule a consultation with the team. 0330 124 7474 /
The purpose of this blog is to provide information and discussion. Nothing on this blog should be relied upon as a substitute for legal advice from a qualified solicitor regarding any actual legal issue or dispute. Nothing on this website should be construed as legal advice or perceived as creating a solicitor-client relationship. Please note that we cannot give advice on individual’s situations or problems on this blog.