Royal Leamington Spa is well worth a short stay. With easy access from the major roads and train station, you will find yourself in a well-connected town centre.
Whether you are interested in history, picturesque open spaces, shopping or dining out, there is something for everyone in this regency town. The annual events calendar is sure to offer a range of activity to visitors and local residents alike.
The refurbished bandstand can be seen in the Royal Pump Room Gardens, a popular choice for free, outdoor events.
The award winning Jephson Gardens are a must see and you may be fortunate enough to catch Bands in the Park performing in front of the stunning Glasshouse. The gardens provide the perfect setting for a stroll around the lakes and beautifully maintained flower beds.
There is also a delightful café aptly named the Aviary, which captures the Regency flare of the town. From here, you can walk to the Royal Spa Centre to find a variety of theatre performances and entertainment.
The annual pantomime is always popular and thousands turn out for the Christmas Lights Switch On and seasonal markets.
Queen Victoria was a regular visitor to the town and subsequently renamed the town Royal Leamington Spa in 1838. The Royal Pump Rooms attracted people to the famous spa baths up until the mid-19th century. After a major redevelopment, the iconic building now houses an Art Gallery and Museum, Library, Tourist Information Centre, Café and Assembly rooms.
The town still possesses excellent leisure facilities, most notably is Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre. This is the perfect place for families looking to make a day of activities, especially with the park and open fields just beyond the centre.
The Parade offers a range of high street and independent shops, presented elegantly amidst the grand, original period buildings. If coffee breaks are needed, look no further. Leamington has plenty of options for a welcomed pit stop.
As mentioned by The Sunday Times, the chains are boosted by top-notch independents such as Spa Town Coffee, the Steamhouse and Coffee Architects, among others.
Regent Court is a special area within the town providing superb quality food to suit all tastes. Follow the curve of culinary delights until you find one to tempt you. Alternatively, explore the side streets of the Parade for further café, restaurant, pub and bar options.
The region is convenient for Jaguar Land Rover as well as the growing creative industries that now call Leamington their home. Many students and graduates add to the vibrancy of the Spa town. Good bus links create a seamless connection between Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick University.
In addition, the many hotels and B&B’s make it an ideal stay for those all-important graduation ceremonies.
Not surprisingly named as Britain’s happiest place to live after a 2017 survey, Royal Leamington Spa was discovered to have a community spirit and friendly locals with good amenities and local services. Why don’t you come and see for yourself?