Leafy suburb of the city
Coventry recently enjoyed its year as the Capital of Culture, where the city came alive celebrating all that is great about this West Midlands city. In Cheylesmore, a slightly quieter, more community driven vibe comes to life, from the row of shops including a butchers (the famous Bosworth’s), a green grocer and independent pet store.
For weekend ambles, take a walk down the Daventry Road and across Whitley Common (did you know, it used to be home to a zoo) for weekend team sports and dog walks, or head the other direction and promenade over to the War Memorial Park, a beautifully kept, zoned park for walk, rest and play. Rent a tennis court at the weekend or arrange to meet up with friends in the designated BBQ zones for a grilled (or charred) sausage or two in the summer. Hot chocolate from the Pavilion in winter is more suitable. The park then connects you to nearby Earlsdon.
Well connected & friendly
For those who love to delve into Coventry’s history, you’re not far from Medieval Spon street, which leads you to the original Cathedral grounds. Perhaps pop into The Green Dragon for cake and coffee or book for an evening’s dining delights (the food is exquisite and the vibe, oh so cool).
Heading out? Coventry train station is a mere 10 minute walk, connecting you to Birmingham in 20 mins and London in one hour. By road, the A46 leads you straight to Leamington Spa and Warwick within 15 minutes and Solihull is just a little bit further in the other direction via the A45.