Leamington Spa is a Regency town renowned for its beautiful Georgian and Edwardian architecture, wide leafy roads and award-winning parks.
The town is forty minutes drive to the south of Birmingham, nestled in the Warwickshire countryside, and not far from Warwick, Stratford-upon-Avon and Coventry. There are excellent rail links to London and Oxford, making it a great commuter town.
Leamington Spa has a wide range of green spaces for all to enjoy such as the Royal Pump Room Gardens, Mill Gardens, Victoria Park, The Dell and Newbold Comyn which rowing boats and canoes fill the river Leam. One of the best parts of town is the charming Victorian oasis of Jephson Gardens with its sculptures, lakes, elegant café and event venue.
The town is also a noted retail destination, boasting an array of independent stores, boutiques and salons alongside national brands and numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. The central retail area is based around the Parade, including the Royal Priors shopping centre. More niche shops and cafes can be found south of the river in the Old Town area.
Leamington Spa has a thriving cultural scene ranging from cinema and theatre, museum and art gallery, libraries and the magnificent town hall. Live music venues are dotted throughout the town and community events such as the Peace Festival, Art in the Park and the Food and Drink Festival go on throughout the year.
This area is also known as “Silicon Spa” due to the fact that some of the biggest gaming companies in the UK are based and do business here, including Codemasters and Ubisoft. Famous people associated with Leamington Spa include Frank Whittle (inventor of the jet engine), Malcolm Sayer (designer of the E type Jaguar), Bernard Spilsbury (early British pathologist) and the Renshaw twins (winners in the early days of the Wimbledon championships).
Our beautiful town successfully combines the charm and heritage of its illustrious past with exciting opportunities for the future such as the imminent redevelopment of the Pump Room Gardens and Covent Garden car park and the expansion of its reputation as a residential hub for Warwick University students.