Ricoh Arena: Coventry's centre for sport

Situated on the outskirts of Coventry, the Ricoh Arena is home to the city's most famous sports teams: the rugby club Wasps and the Coventry City football club.

Whether you're here on match day or not, the arena offers plenty more for visitors. The huge exhibition hall hosts regular fairs and events, while the complex also boasts a hotel and a casino.

Ten minutes from the heart of Coventry

While you're visiting Ricoh Arena, take some time out of your schedule to explore the city centre. Coventry is best-known for being badly bombed during the Second World War, but it's now an exciting hive of activity, perfect for a day trip.

Visit the historic ruins of Coventry's cathedrals, then take some time to explore the city's famous transport and music museums. Coombe Abbey Country Park is perfect for a tranquil nature walk, while the city offers plenty in the way of restaurants and bars if you get peckish.

A night of entertainment at Warwick Arts Centre

Warwick Arts Centre might be based in the heart of Warwick University, but its wide-ranging programme of music, comedy and theatre acts makes it a favourite among locals and students alike.

Head to the website to see what's on while you're here, and make sure you put aside a bit of time to enjoy a drink at the bar before the show.

Planning a trip to Ricoh Arena? Travelodge Coventry Binley Hotel is less than 20 minutes away by car, while Nearby Travelodge Nuneaton Bedworth Hotel, just north of Coventry, is also a great option.