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Why People are attracted to Coventry, UK

Coventry Editorial 20th Jan, 2023   0

Why People are attracted to Coventry, UK

Coventry was UK’s city of culture, in the wrong year. Indeed, 2021 was a time when the world was still plagued with the pandemic, which considerably reduced the number of visitors to this great city, in that period of time. Still, it is one of UK’s most attractive locations, for visitors but also to those who are looking for a new place to live. Here is why.

The Ruins of a Cathedral and the Beauty of a Church

The old cathedral was brought to ruins by German bombing, during World War II, more precisely, in November 1940. It was said to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in all of Europe. Today, people still go to its site to visit what remains. The various tributes that are found there, remind us of what happened, and how important peace is, to us all. At a time of war between Ukraine and Russia, this needs to be recalled. It is no wonder that people still come in, in order to walk around what is left of the great cathedral.

Although this may not be enough to justify calling local removal companies to relocate the family to Coventry, the beauty of its churches and other monuments may well do the trick for some. One can only be in awe when walking into the Holy Trinity Church. The Doom wall painting, above the tower arch, was first revealed to the public in the 1430s, but went through restoration work, which ended in 2004. Its depiction is often called the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of the UK, as it was painted by medieval artists, 50 years before the great Master, Leonardo da Vinci, painted the real one.

The Legend of ‘Peeping Tom’

Everyone knows that you shouldn’t be a ‘Peeping Tom,’ but very few possess the knowledge that explains the meaning of the sentence. It is said that an English noblewoman by the name of Lady Godiva rode naked on a horse through the streets of the town, in order to protest against a tax that her husband (the Earl of Mercia) had imposed on his tenants. A man called Thomas is said to have observed this lady as she was passing, which blinded him. This tale is remembered in the city of Coventry in various fashions, which include a clock and a statue.

Close (enough) to London

What keeps removal companies in London busy with transport to Coventry of people’s goods, is partly the fact that the capital city is actually not that far from it. You can go from one point to the other within an hour, by train. The total distance separating the two cities being 95 miles. You have to head north-west of London, in order to reach the West Midlands, where Coventry sits. Switching from an overcrowded city to the ninth largest one in the UK, can definitely be a great solution for those looking for a little peace of mind, yet still want to have some fun during the week-ends, without having to leave home. And for the big concerts and events, a simple train ride will get you to London.

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