Discover the best indoor and outdoor spots in Coventry to take Instagram photos and selfies.
You can take a decent-ish Instagram snap in quite a few corners of Coventry, such is the wealth of the city’s good-looking historic architecture, the occasional chic interior, inviting green spaces and social-media-targeting gastronomy, but hotfoot it to the places on this list and you can sit back and let your surroundings do the work. Our choices are all visually striking, virtually guaranteed to get likes and also fun to visit.
We’ve selected otherworldly parks, cult restaurants, and some big architectural beauties. So get snapping and fill your feed with ravishing images of our magnificently photogenic city.
The Botanist at Cathedral Lanes
A secret garden where antiquities and trinkets hang from the walls, and resident botanists craft unusual concoctions
Some arrive for the live music, some for the conversation; but what you’ll love most at The Botanist is the surroundings. A restaurant like no other, with a stream running right through the middle, pavilions and a glass skylight with views of the Cathedral.
Not to mention, the soon to be world-famous selection of botanical cocktails, craft beers and ales are sure to help you appreciate your surroundings.
If you haven’t captured a selfie on one of their bridges, did you even go?
War Memorial Park
The city’s most popular and vast green space which offers a spectacular vista of the capital
This vast park is home to a bird aviary, children’s play area and water park, an abundance of foliage, walking trails and even a rose garden. Elsewhere there are tennis courts, two cafés, and outdoor exercise equipment. Then, on the other side in the formal area of the park, you’ll behold the shining War Memorial monument. No filter necessary.
That Priory Row Doorstep
A colourful 19th-century Georgian townhouse in the city’s exclusive Cathedral Quarter
Every true Coventry Instagrammer or tourist has captured a selfie in front of this iconic blue door across from the Cathedral.
Built circa 1800, this is one of the only remaining examples of 19th-century Georgian townhouses remaining in Coventry today. Once home to John Gulson, Lord Mayor of Coventry from in 1867 and 1868, the historic property is now used as office space for the Cathedral.
A palatial Manor House, now converted into a boutique 4-star 119-room hotel
Tranquillity can be hard to come by in the city but this picturesque spot, once the largest and most influential monastery in Warwickshire, offers respite from the hubbub of city life. With 500 acres of parkland, formal gardens and a peaceful lake, there’s plenty to explore before you retire to the hotels’ restaurant or bar.
Coventry Cathedral Ruins
A historic iconic hidden in the heart of the city surrounded with foliage and notable architecture from decades gone by
In the heart of the concrete jungle, you’ll find the ruins of the bombed Cathedral. One of three Cathedral still existing in Coventry to this day, it now provides large flat space in the middle of the city, perfect for events.
Don’t forget to look up to be enthralled by St Michael’s Tower. The ultimate Instagrammer will venture to the top of the tower to capture the cityscape from above.
This buzzing part of the city centre is a canvas for scores of creatives and shoppers
Round every corner of Fargo Village is a wall, door or whole building adorned with colour. The area has been transformed from an unused industrial space into its owns creative quarter, designed exclusively for independent businesses and like-minded visitors.
Fargo is its own outdoor art gallery, exhibiting work from huge murals to delicate sculptures. Wander the village with your eyes pointing upwards and make sure you Instagram what you see.