Whatever your shopping needs, Coventry has it!
With the perfect mixture of independent, vintage and big high-street stores, you'll never be stuck for somewhere to go.
So, your loan has landed in your bank account and feel the need to buy everything in sight! But don't go crazy. It's nice to treat yourself now and again though, and these are the different places you can go...
For high street shops
If you want some of the big names that you can find in every city then Lower Precinct is where you need to be for everything under one roof! For hairdressers, banks and more big names then you need to head to Broadgate which is an outdoor shopping area. Some shops offer student discount too!
For a bargain
Coventry Market has been going strong since 1958 - offering local, fresh food at cheap prices! If you want to save yourself a bit of money on your food shop this is the place to go. Whatever you need, this market will have, with loads of independent traders to choose from!
For quirky, one-of-a-kind shops
You need to check out the creative Fargo Village. It's home to over 30 independent traders ranging from artists, hairdressers, fashion designers, gift shops, breweries and food stalls - it covers everything that's a bit different and not available on the high street!
For shops + food
If you want one of your first days out to consist of shopping and eating then head to West Orchards. Maybe you've worked up an appetite trailing around Coventry's department store Debenhams or the 40 other stores and it's time for food! There's Mexican, sushi, pizza and so much more to choose from.
For the things you accidently left at home
Don't worry if you got halfway down the motorway and realised you forgot your duvet - Coventry has Ikea on Croft Road. It's one of the biggest in the country too so you won't be stuck if you decided to do all your shopping last minute either.
And if that isn't enough, Birmingham is only half an hour away...