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What I love about Coventry

4 April 2017

I may not be from Coventry – even though it’s just a short commute from my home town of Solihull – and my knowledge previously didn’t extend much further than the Ikea or Primark. However, since working in the city for the past year I have learnt more and more what the city has to offer.

Coventry City Centre has a great buzz whenever you go shopping there is always something on, whether it is a children’s fairground, food festival or a local farmers market. The Coventry Cathedral old and new shows the history of the city and has a great feel with the original cobbled streets. You can’t believe this is in walking distance of so many other great attractions, shops and restaurants. The Herbert Art Gallery has new exhibitions regularly, and I took my nephew to the Lego display, followed by the Coventry Transport Museum, which has a wide selection showing the evolution from the bike to the future cars currently being produced. Both attractions were free (like many others) and I even went to a Coventry Blaze game which was the first ice hockey game I had been to. I attended this through the Coventry BID, and can see how well supported the ice hockey is supported by locals.

I think Coventry winning the UK City of Culture title will enable many people like myself who may not have been very familiar with Coventry to visit for a day out or even stay for the weekend as there really is so much to do. It would bring not just great economic benefits to the city but bring people together socially from a wide range of cultures.

I am really pleased that Ramada Hotel & Suites Coventry are backing the bid and that I’m involved personally. I urge anyone to get involved however they can; the more support we have, the more likely we are to win!

By Laura Moore, Sales Manager at Ramada Hotel and Suites

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