Be In... Leamington Spa

A stylish and elegant town in the heart of South Warwickshire.

A stylish and elegant town in the heart of South Warwickshire. With its architectural heritage, diverse culture, tree-lined avenues and glorious gardens- it is definitely unique. The town’s history is what appeals to a lot of people, like most spa towns it grew rapidly during the Georgian and Regency periods due to the popularity of its mineral springs. Much of the towns places of interest date back to this period too, like the Jephson Gardens perfect for a gentle stroll and a picnic and the Royal Pump Rooms now home to the towns cultural and tourism complex.

Considering it is a rather small town, Leamington Spa has plenty for all ages. From bars and restaurants, to comedy nights and live music- it is constantly expanding with now over 200 restaurants, pubs and coffee shops! Current hotspots and favourites include Coffee Architects, Restaurant 23, The Star and Garter and if you are looking for a superb Italian try La Coppola. The Food and Drinks Festival that usual takes place in September is also recommended and usually very popular as well as The Peace Festival which is held at the Pump Room Gardens. If you are more of the sporty kind there are plenty of sporting activities that you can get involved with as well as leisure facilities such as the Tennis Courts, Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre and Leam Boat Centre.

Did someone say shopping? You are definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping in Leamington Spa. The town has an electric mix of independent boutiques (Mint Velvet, Lulu’s Boutique, Phase Eight and Lilac Rose to name a few) all selling unique and interesting wares, as well as popular high street brands located in the indoor shopping centre the Royal Priors. Located on the edge of town you will also find the Leamington Shopping Park which is easily accessible, has plenty of parking and is perfect for those quick visits.

The average price for property in Leamington Spa stood at £340,231 in May 2018, according to the current Zoopla estimates. The town is a popular choice for families thanks to the range of state, private and grammar schools. Most well-known locally are Arnold Lodge, Kingsley School, Warwick Boys School and Kings High School. Warwick University is also just 15 minutes away, making Leamington Spa very popular amongst students. For commuters, many properties are within walking or cycling distance of the station, which offers direct links to London Marylebone and Birmingham. Whilst some of the traditional Regency terraces have remained large family homes, a number have been converted into apartments which are perfect for young professionals or downsizers. If you are looking for something impressive, some of the most beautiful architecture can be found on Binswood Avenue, Clarendon Square and Lansdowne Circus.

Like the sound of Leamington Spa? Then why not contact our Belvoir Leamington Spa Office to find out more information.

Sources; Photographs by Mischa Haller 

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