Travel to Coventry
Located some 20 miles southeast of Birmingham, the city of Coventry once formed the heartland of industrial Britain and is today home to a range of fascinating historical attractions.
Learn about Coventry's treasured past at one of its highly rated museums, visit the ancient Cathedral or treat yourself to some retail therapy in the city centre before going on to sample the nightlife. Whatever your preference, you can get to Coventry for less by arranging a car share and thus enjoy the fruits of cheap travel.
Coventry was devastated by German bombings at the start of the Second World War, with large parts levelled with the ground. The iconic Coventry Cathedral was among the casualties, but its importance to the city was highlighted by the fact that the decision was made to start rebuilding it the following morning. As a result, it stands proudly in the heart of Coventry to this day – swing by and see it for yourself.
While you're there, make the short stroll down St Michael's Avenue and onto Broadgate
, where the much loved Lady Godiva statue overlooks the square. The statue depicts the famous tale which suggests she once rode naked through the streets of Coventry in a bid to force her husband, the Earl of Mercia, to lower taxes.
For more fascinating insights into the city's past, head along to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
, where archaeological findings, archives and art are used to chronicle Coventry's history.
If you find yourself bagging a ride to Coventry via Liftshare, then it's only fitting that you drop by the Coventry Transport Museum
to learn all about the British motor industry. Admission is free, so set aside a few hours to browse the 500 or so vehicles that make up the world's largest collection of British road transport.
Of course, you may just want to chill out and hit up a few shops, bars or restaurants. Browse the stores in the centrally located Cathedral Lanes Shopping Centre or take your pick from all the big high street retailers at the lower Precinct.
Lift share to Coventry
A lift share doesn't have to be a one-off you know, so why not make it part of your daily commute? Perhaps you live in Coventry but work elsewhere? A regular car share from Coventry to Birmingham, for example, could save you a lot of dosh over the course of a year.