What’s not to love about Leamington? This former spa town in the heart of Warwickshire is officially one of the happiest places to live in the country according to Rightmove’s latest Happy at Home Index survey which was published in November 2021.
But of course, that’s not the only reason to love this vibrant town. Its happy vibe is a firm favourite with young people, families and those who love and enjoy all that a busy town has to offer. A former spa town, granted royal status by Queen Victoria, Royal Leamington Spa is steeped in history, particularly the Regency period and this is reflected in the parks and architecture that make up the centre of town.
Set on the winding River Leam which flows through the town and from where it gets its name, Leamington is also known for its wide boulevards, the colonnaded Pump Rooms, and the beautifully landscaped Jephson Gardens. We love that it was even mentioned in the Domesday Book.
The town is known for its heritage and regency architecture which can be seen in the main shopping area of The Parade and the surrounding streets and includes the Town Hall with its statue of Queen Victoria outside.
As it has expanded in size over the years to include Whitnash and Cubbington, the town’s housing stock has diversified and developed as well. Thus, Leamington now includes both periods as well as new build homes offering a wide range of options to suit every budget.
As well as the varied housing stock we also love that Leamington is a buzzy and busy town with a great atmosphere. There are plenty of clubs to join as well as lots of live entertainment to enjoy at the Royal Spa Centre including theatre, music concerts and comedy nights. It also boasts a popular cinema which shows all the latest releases and there are plenty of excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes dotted about the town to offer a multitude of choices when it comes to coffee and cuisine.
Not only that, there are some great shops and businesses, many of them independent, which are situated in and around the main thoroughfare of The Parade.
Alongside its wonderful architecture, cultural scene and retail offering, Leamington is a sporty town and is perhaps most famous for its Bowls Club, and regularly hosts national and international tournaments. It also has thriving Rugby and Netball clubs and with a good selection of green space, it’s a mecca for joggers and dog walkers alike.
We think you will happily fall in love with Leamington!