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IKEA Coventry

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.

Lower Precinct

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.

West Orchards

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 go by.

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.

Greyfriars Walk

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 recognised names.
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 labels.

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 Theatre.

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 independent retailers.

Spon Street

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.

Statue of Lady Godiva with the spires of the Holy Trinity church and the ruined Coventry Cathedral

Useful Links to information on Coventry and organisations within Coventry.

Map of Coventry City Centre

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Local buses serving Coventry

Medieval buildings in Spon St