This is not just a coventry thing, its more a british thing ,CHRISTMAS dinner usauly starts with a couple of glasses of wine whilst preparing this feast, followed by dinner itself consisting of Roast Turkey, Chestnut stuffing, mini sausage's wrapped in bacon, Roast potatoes, mashed potatoes Sprouts,roast parsnips,mashed swede,carrots,califlower,bread sauce, gravy, and cranberry sauce, all washed down with a couple of bottles of claret you also wear a silly hat and pull crackers, once done sit back in the chair and prompty fall asleep!!!!!!!
White friars Gate
Originally built in 1352 this was the gatehouse to White friars monastery it has been restored many times over the centuries and since 1970 has housed the toy museum
The building maintains a lot of its original features and is well worth a visit
Open most days
Children £ 1.00
Coffee with Lady Godiva
Starbucks is a worldwide chain of coffee shops with branches selling over ten types of coffee, including cappuccino, latte and mocha. They also sell a selection of sandwiches, croissants, cakes and muffins.
This branch is everything you’d expect from a Starbucks. Good coffee, some nice looking cakes and a busy chatty atmosphere. Being the only Starbucks in the city centre this has become a victim of its own success and is always too full and busy.
A Slice of our Heritage
Coventry Transport Museum
A great place to see some of the historical cars which started their lives in Coventry, they also have a large collection of motor bikes and bicycles,
I personaly loved the 50s and 60s cars , a few samples shown here
Open all year round (except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
Museum Open: 10am - 5pm - (last admission to the Museum is 4.30pm
Holy Trinity Church
This beautiful church one of the largest medieval parish churches in England was lucky to escape the wartime bombing, although it did lose most of its stained glass windows, It was originally built between 1200-1400 from red sandstone, the spire is defiantly not original it was built in 1667 after the older one collapsed during a storm in 1665, killing a young boy in the process, the spire is237ft high, It has recently undergone major repairs which where completed in 2001. The Church is also well known for the beautiful Doom or Last Judgement Painting which dates from c1420 , the present building stands on the site of a chapel built by monks from st marks in the 12th century