Covering old and new, you can spend an entire day browsing in a Coventry shopping centre or snapping up bargains in one of the city’s bustling markets. There are plenty of retail opportunities here to suit all tastes and budgets.
Shopping in Coventry
Named Britain’s favourite market in 2010, Coventry Market has a long and rich history stretching back to the 1950s in its current location. Open Monday to Saturday, you can buy every conceivable vegetable and fruit, taste food from across the world, pick up farm-fresh meat and treat yourself to that vintage Hi-Fi, knitting set or smoked pork belly sandwich you never knew you needed. Located in the heart of the city with parking available on the rooftop, there is also a range of food vans and trucks around the edge; perfect for a snack or lunch on the go.
A purpose-built area designed to support local creative, independent industries, Fargo Village is home to dozens of stalls selling art, scooters and chocolate, alongside yoga workshops, cafés, tattoo parlours and collectables. With over 45 stalls spread across its flexible indoor/outdoor arrangement, the site near Gosford Green – a 20-minute drive from our East (Binley/A46) hotel – is quickly becoming the main creative hub in Coventry. They host over 20 events every year, ranging from Christmas fairs to night shopping, film screenings, workshops and more.
Fargo Village Shopping
Video guide to Coventry shopping
The main retail centre for miles, Coventry has all the benefits of big-city shopping with six first-class shopping centres across the city.
An out-of-town shopping centre featuring dozens of high street outlets, The Arena Park Shopping Centre near Ricoh Arena is home to Marks & Spencer, sports retailer Decathlon, cafés, shops and restaurants. Arena Park is an 18-minute drive from our East (M6 J2) hotel, and with 1,600 parking spaces free for the first five hours and a 24-hour Tesco, you’ll be able to shop around the clock.
Over a quarter of the city centre shopping area, Lower Precinct Shopping welcomes nearly 200,000 shoppers every week and is home to big-name fashion brands like H&M, Next and New Look. The centre is open until 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday nights. It offers dozens of food and drink outlets, ranging from sushi to curry, falafel to sausage rolls.
A high street haven that houses Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, West Orchards Shopping Centre is a one-stop destination for all your fashion, jewellery, home, health and beauty needs. Located in the heart of Coventry, the centre is open daily from 8am (10am on Sundays), making it the perfect place to grab a coffee and some bargains before the crowds descend.
To the southwest of the city, Central Six Retail Park is a large out-of-town centre including several discount outlet stores like TK Maxx, Sports Direct and Poundland, as well as furniture shop Oakland, American Golf and Mothercare. Shoppers get up to three hours free parking, and there’s a Burger King if you need to stop and refuel.