Penny Black House

City Centre

Penny Black House


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Live at the heart of it all at Penny Black House, with the historic Cathedral Quarter on one side and the bustling retail district on the other.

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, Penny Black House puts the best of Coventry at your fingertips.

On weekends, discover works by the likes of LS Lowry and David Hockney at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, before admiring the evocative ruins of the 14th Century St Michael’s Cathedral. Broaden your culinary horizons with a visit to the World Food Court, before shopping for bric-a-brac and fresh groceries at the bustling Coventry Market. In the evening, get tickets to a musical at the Belgrade Theatre, or meet your friends for craft beers at chic watering hole Inspire Café Bar.

Your commute to class couldn’t be simpler from your fully furnished room at Penny Black House. Walk five minutes to Coventry University, or hop on the bus for the 25-minute ride to the University of Warwick. With your closest bus stop just a two-minute walk away, exploring the rest of the city on weekends is equally easy. Head to Swanswell Park for a picnic by the lake, or to Fargo Creative Village to shop for locally made arts, fashions and crafts.

Whether you choose a private room or one shared with a friend, your space at Penny Black House will soon feel like home. Swipe yourself in through the secure entry, head to your room and make the most of your inclusive utilities. Raid the fridge in your mini-kitchen for a tasty snack, then head down the corridor to swap stories with your friends in the shared kitchen. Later, use the unlimited broadband internet to research a class paper at your bedroom desk or to upload new photos to Facebook.

When you’re done, de-stress with a hot shower and choose a new outfit for the day from your spacious wardrobe. Gather your friends together for a trip to the laundry room, where you can pass the time by discussing what to whip up for dinner in the communal kitchen. Sit down to eat around the dining table or, if you don’t feel like cooking, opt for a meal at one of Far Gosford Street’s international restaurants instead. When you get home, 24-hour CCTV affords the peace of mind you need for a good night’s sleep.

  • WiFi in Room & Communal Areas
  • Electricity, Water & Gas
  • CCTV / Surveillance Cameras
  • Furnished
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Card or Coin-Operated Laundry
  • Broadband In Room
  • Social Space

31 Greyfriars Lane, City Centre, Coventry, CV1 2GB

  • City Centre Location
  • Near to the High Street, Banks and brand new Water Park (hot spring, rock climbing, water world, gym)
  • 0.2 miles from Coventry University (5 mins walk)
  • Near to Coventry Train Station
  • Close to bus stops with direct links to the University of Warwick 18-25mins (11, 18, 87)

All Rooms Include:

  • Bed with Mattress
  • Mattress Protector
  • Bedside Cabinet
  • Fridge Freezer
  • Wardrobe
  • Chest of Drawers
  • Desk with Chair
  • Book Shelves
  • Notice Board
  • Fitted Carpet and Curtains
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Shower, Sink, Toilet and Mirror
  • Cooker
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Sink
  • Table
  • Chairs
  • Vacuum Cleaner and Bin

Laundry: Smart Card Laundry Machines and Dryers (in laundry room)

Cleaning Service: Communal area clean twice a week, sterilising every month

Safety: Fingerprint System, CCTV at front and back doors and every floors - Free Bicycle Parking, Front Desk, Gym

It is really a perfect place for student to live. It is located in the City Centre, which is near to the Coventry University. Bring an unforgettable memory when you back to your country!

Lu Shan

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