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St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry

St Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest medieval guildhalls in England. It has stood at the heart of Coventry for over 650 years and witnessed events of both national and local importance.

St Mary's Guildhall served as the centre of King Henry VI's court during the Wars of the Roses and as a prison to Mary, Queen of Scots.

William Shakespeare is thought to have staged his plays here and writer George Elliot, who knew the hall well, used it as the setting for a scene in one of her novels.

It has been the good-humoured starting point for the famous Godiva Processions and been damaged in violent election riots. It was scarred by, but survived, the Blitz of Coventry during the Second World War and it continues to this day to welcome visitors from all over the world.

Great value lunches and snacks available 10:00 to 3:30, Monday to Friday, in Godiva's cafe-restaurant, in the magnificent vaulted undercroft of St. Mary's Guildhall.

Bayley Lane
West Midlands

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