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    Does anyone live/visit there? What's it like for culture and nightlife?
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    I moved to Coventry about 5 years for uni and have just never left! So it can't be that bad here!!

    Nightlife is ok, student nights when I was at uni were always a great laugh, esp Monday's and Wednesday's. On a weekend it's ok, there's quite a few clubs and some really nice bars. The Skydome is good, has the ice rink, cinema, couple of pubs and clubs and more pubs a 30 sec walk away! Plus if you want somewhere different you can easily get to Leam or B'ham.

    Yeah Coventry has it bad places but what City doesn't, I for one love it here!
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    I've been there once and my impression was that I wouldn't want to live there. There's a excessive chav to non-chav ratio and the city centre doesn't offer that much. Some of the suburbs look nice but if you're a student, I doubt you'd be living there.
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    How much can you judge for going somewhere once though. As I said in my other post yeah there are dodgy areas but thats standard in cities.

    Coventry has actually changed a lot over the past year or so, theres redevelopment happening in several places in the town, it just keeps getting better, not long and Ikea will be opening - cheap stuff for students!

    Students can live in the nice areas, I know plenty of people who lived in the posher areas, I on the other hand lived in somewhere most people would turn there noses up at but it was a great student area, very little crime and great amenities.

    Plus lets face it there are chavs everywhere, it's a fact of life nowadays!
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    Moved there for Uni last year, and wasn't too sure.

    I don't think there's much denying it's not the most attractive city in the country... but it's a decent place to live.

    And as for the chavs, I honestly haven't seen all that many... no-where near as many as you get not far from here.
    Emo's on the other hand... there's bloodyloads of them around at weekends :p:
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    I went to Coventry yesterday
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    Coventry is ok. The same as most places really.
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    well i live pretty darn close, and i personally hate hate hate cov. lots of warwick students choose to live there instead of leamington though because it's closer to campus, but still, i'd rather travel and live somewhere that isn't made entirely of cement.
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    (Original post by grace)
    well i live pretty darn close, and i personally hate hate hate cov. lots of warwick students choose to live there instead of leamington though because it's closer to campus, but still, i'd rather travel and live somewhere that isn't made entirely of cement.
    Same. Coventry feels too ugly and dull as a place to live. I don't mind going there but I wouldn't want to live there.
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    I've lived here all my life and I love it...
    like everybody said, its like every other city.. its got its good bits and its bad bits but its my home so I guess I am a bit biased.
    Shoppings pretty good, and its only gonna get better
    nightlife isnt too bad I guess, theres just a few decent clubs... not mountain loads though, but it depends on what you enjoy really.
    If you have any questions pm me... I mean generally about the city because I don't know anything about the uni itself really,, if thats what you are after
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    Im living there in about a month Its fine as long as its one of the decent areas like Earlsdon or Chapelfields. Avoid Tile Hill and especially Canley.
    Its not as happening as Leamington Spa thats a given but its only a 5 min drive to my uni campus.
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    (Original post by castroneves)
    Im living there in about a month Its fine as long as its one of the decent areas like Earlsdon or Chapelfields. Avoid Tile Hill and especially Canley.
    Its not as happening as Leamington Spa thats a given but its only a 5 min drive to my uni campus.
    that is crap... if you want to avoid places then it's wood end and hillfields
    You aren't exactly going to venture into Tile Hill or Canley there.. They are just areas and are no unsafer or safer than the rest of the city.
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    There are really posh places to live here, but near the city centre is a bit dull ... which is where unfortunately cov uni is situated.
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    I liked the big ruined cathedral. Everything else seemed like a middle of the road provincial town.
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    (Original post by castroneves)
    Im living there in about a month Its fine as long as its one of the decent areas like Earlsdon or Chapelfields. Avoid Tile Hill and especially Canley.
    and foleshill, wood end, eastern green, bell green, aldermans green, potters green, henley green, radford, hillfields, hollbrooks, ball hill, willenhall, far gosford street....



    "It was reported on the July 6, 2006 Coventry Evening Telegraph that the Severn Trent water company had revealed that the Wood End area is inaccessible without a police escort, even for emergencies. It was also revealed that Wood End is the only estate in the region which has a danger warning."

    lol.
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    Lived there 17 years now. Can't say it's a paticulary bad or good place just bland and mediocer. There's plenty of night clubs and bars dotted around the city center. Earlsdon is nice, close to Warik uni and the city center. War memorial park nearby which is pleasent enough. few bars in earlsdon too. My girlfriend lives there so perhapse i'm biased but i think it's one of the nicest areas regardless.

    Cheylesmore isn't too bad either or styvichall (can never spell it) they're both close to the city center too. As already has been mentioned some areas best not be wandered into but keep to the nicer ones and i've walked home from town well after 12 on numerous occasions and not had any trouble. Maybe i'm lucky though.

    5 pound for a return ticket on the train to birmingham which is alot better shopping wise.
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    I've lived in Coventry pretty much my whole life! From my experience, Coventry is unfortunatly chav infested, especially around the Tile Hill, Wood End, Willenhall, Stoke and Stoke Aldermoor areas.
    Nightlife is ok, although you can have a better night out in birmingham. Last time I checked, you can get a one way train ticket there for about £1.50 after 6pm.
    I've stopped going up town on Friday nights, because I always attract unnesessary trouble from the drunken chavs, and have been involved in many many unwanted fights.
    Transport is good, you can pretty much get a bus into town from anywhere around Cov, but beware of the back seat yob playing his uk underground gangster death rap on his loudspeakers, and the occasional spliff smoker! Luckily, all buses are fitted with cameras and TV, although sometimes I wonder if they ever check it!
    If you drive, the ring road circling town is probably the worst and most dangerous road ever invented!
    Always be prepared for trouble, my brother was on his paper round when a hoodlem held him at gun point and robbed all of his paper money. Now that the police have been involved, the hoodlem is after him with all of his cronies, and waiting for him on his paper round route, even though my brother's now had to quit it.
    On a better note, I have noticed the increase in random police walking around! Locals (bar the chavs) are generally nice and helpful, City is top of the championship at the moment, and the Ricoh Arena is quality!
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    I used to live there. I got my trainers nicked twice, our car was stolen and some chav broke into our house... all in six months!

    Apart from the bombed cathedral the rest of the town centre looks like someone had a concrete fetish.
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    I've lived here all my life.
    There are a lot of good things to say for it: excellent bus service, some truly lovely places (medieval spon street, the two cathedrals, memorial park, coombe abbey), a heck of a lot of ongoing redevelopment. We're soon to get an IKEA which I'm sure will attract a lot of people.

    Of course it has its downsides. It's really not a very attractive city - the accusations of it being a concrete jungle really are true. Unfortunately we were bombed so badly in WWII and then rebuilt in the 60s - which can't have been a great decade for architecture.

    There are both good and bad areas of Coventry, the same with any City. Earlsdon, Cheylesmore etc. are good: better schools, lower crime etc., close to the City Centre and nicer houses. Though I do take offence at the person who says Ball Hill needs to be avoided! Actually, maybe they have a point, we've been burgled three times..

    As for the City Centre, it isn't particularly lacking in anything, except good coffee shops (we only recently got a Starbucks, and it's not very nice at all. We have one tiny Costa). The indoor market is great, and we have most, if not all, the shops you'd expect from a fairly large City. Anything that can't be found in Cov can almost certainly be found in Birmingham - which is 20 mins away on the train.
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    hmmm

    i dunno much but its the same as any other town. Polluted with Chavs and Emos!
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