IKEA's first city centre store in the UK opened on 16 December in Coventry's
city centre. Spread over seven floors, the new store, built using
environmentally sustainable building materials, provides shoppers with
iconic IKEA products in a unique urban setting.
Once inside, visitors to IKEA Coventry will benefit from four shopping
floors featuring over 9500 products, 50 room sets and three full size homes
showcasing IKEA products in inspirational real life settings.
This award-winning shopping centre houses some of Coventry's most well-known
fashion retailers and a selection of independent cafes to suit every budget.
Some of the major tenants are H&M, Faith, Next, Boots, Pilot and New Look.
The Lower Precinct car park has 750 spaces.
Debenhams, Marks & Spencer and a good range of branded shops for all the
family can be found all under one roof at the West Orchards Shopping Centre.
The centre also includes a family friendly food court serving a wide
selection of cuisine from around the world and a multi-storey car park for
up to 600 vehicles also services the shopping centre.
Upper Precinct / Broadgate / Cathedral Lanes
Broadgate & Cathedral Lanes - a great area to shop for life's necessities
... from household items in Wilkinson's to high street fashion at Primark.
Broadgate's Lady Godiva statue is the perfect meeting spot in all weathers -
and don't forget to watch for Lady Godiva and Peeping Tom to make an
appearance on the hour, every hour below Coventry's famous clock.
Upper Precinct is the perfect place to pick up those high street items, with
stores such as River Island, Wallis, Bhs and Bank. You will also be able to
purchase the latest CD from Zavvi, or mobile phone from O2. The circular
fountain is the ideal place to meet, or just to sit and watch the shoppers
Coventry Retail Market
Coventry's indoor retail market is jammed packed with small independent
retailers - perfect for those shopping for something a little bit different
or special. Open six days a week, the indoor market offers a wide variety of
fresh and sometimes exotic food produce, including a comprehensive fresh
fish market. The retail market truly is a one-stop-shop for fashion,
electrical/computer goods, records/CDs, antiques/collectibles, haberdashery,
curtains, pictures/framing and much, much more.
The retailers of City Arcade, Market Square, Bull Yard and Shelton Square
have come together to create Greyfriars Walk; a newly rebranded retail
quarter on the south side of the city centre. Greyfriars Walk is host to a
diverse range of reputable independant retailers as well as some nationally
Shops include Skud Clothing, The Gadget Shop, Silver Glade Jewellery and
Garb. Refreshments and meals are available from Fishy Moore's, Liquid Cafe
Winebar and Flames Cafe Bar to name a few. Other retailers include cake
decorators to furniture suppliers and costume hire to game shops.
Hertford Street / High Street
The High Street is home to most of the main banks, building societies and
bureau de change. Hertford Street is the ideal place to pick up a variety of
goods from household items at bargain prices to those sought-after designer
Smithford Way / Corporation Street
On Smithford Way there are many well known retailers such as Waterstones,
Millets and the Body Shop as well as smaller independents. The Central
Library is also located here. Smithford Way leads to Corporation Street and
on your way you'll find a great delicatessen, second hand jewellery, and
body lotions and potions. Corporation Street is home to Coventry's Belgrade
Trinity Street / Cross Cheaping / Burges
The Burges is an old city street with the River Sherbourne running under it.
Now it is host to well known fast food outlets, pubs and recruitment
agencies. Cross Cheaping was originally the city's market area. Holy Trinity
Church gives Trinity Street its name, which is home to the city centre's
only major supermarket retailer, Sainsbury's, and a variety of small
Better known as Mediaeval Spon Street, this street contains one of the most
important collections of medieval buildings, many of which were moved there
from other parts of the city.
Spon Street houses a selection of quality and niche shops including many
hair and beauty salons. It's a great spot night or day.
Useful Links to information on Coventry and organisations within Coventry.
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