Fun with friends in Coventry

I have heard mixed reviews about Coventry, and having never been I really went in blind and didn’t know what to expect. But once I was invited by one of my oldest friends (of 20 years, might I add!) for her 21st birthday, I could not turn down the offer. And actually, it was pretty beautiful and a lovely surprise.

We found a really good deal at the time in terms of travel, leaving from London Euston. It cost us just over £7 to get there (what a barg) and we went through Virgin Trains and got all excited – it was only London Midland. We didn’t even get any tables so I managed to do my night-time makeup using my legs, suitcase, Lewis and the poor boy who sat opposite us!

The train left at around 7pm and, though cheap, it took just under 2 hours, which was a bit of a ball ache. Once there, though, it was worth it.

img_3024

We arrived at around 9:30pm, just in time for pre-drinks, or, in my case, having a cup of tea! We went to a student night bar called Quids Inn which was a bit quirky and alternative, and we stayed there for a bit, deciding that actually, we can’t be bothered to go out clubbing, let’s just get food! At this point, it was around 2am and I was more than ready for bed seeing as I had been up since 6am (I know, I live the wild life).

The next day we had a bit of a lie-in and then we got ready to have a wonder into town. Amidst the city there is a little area called ‘Fargo’ which reminded me of a mini Camden, very artsy and expressive which is definitely my kind of scene.

img_2980

It is very bright, colourful and fun with some cute independent shops filled with pretty much anything you can think of – star wars, recycled and second-hand clothes, revamped motors, food, a quirky 1920s dance hall offering roller disco, and some shabby-chic/hippy-vibed shops, which were amazing.

img_2961

img_2966

img_2967

img_2971

img_2974img_2975

img_2976

img_2978

We then wondered into the main city, which was a bit half up half down. Does that make sense? Probably not.

img_2983

img_2986

img_2989

img_2990

For someone who is a history geek, I honestly didn’t know how historical Coventry was… in World War 2, known well as ‘Coventry Blitz’, it was literally flattened by German troops through bombs because of its’ industrial developments and being the central transport line for the UK. The Cathedral was in ruins, bar the remains, which are mainly the outer elements of the Cathedral, with a new one built next to it a few years following.

img_2991

img_2992

After some shopping & food, it was time to bid adieu. It was so nice to spend some quality time with some of my oldest friends and to explore a new City as well. I had a lovely and extremely funny few days!

img_3026

What did you get up to this weekend?

Advertisements

One Comment Add yours

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s