Royal Leamington Spa, commonly Leamington Spa or Leamington is an elegant and fashionable town located in central Warwickshire. Originally famed for its healing waters, today Leamington is perhaps better known for its spectacular regency architecture, excellent shopping, vibrant nightlife and beautifully maintained parks and gardens.
Shopping in Leamington Spa
With hundreds of shops to choose from Leamington truly is a shoppers paradise. What makes shopping in Leamington special is the unusually high number of smaller independent shops and boutiques that thrive here, offering everything from household basics to quirky gifts to luxury high-end products.
As well as smaller independent shops, familiar high streets chains are well represented. Waterstone's, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, Argos, Sony Centre, Gap, Next, H Samuel, W. H. Smiths and many others all have outlets within the town, with most being located along The Parade, Leamington's main shopping street.
Also to be found midway along The Parade is The Royal Priors, Leamington's covered shopping centre. Split over two levels the centre houses a superb mix of high street stores and trendy boutiques, and is a great place to head when the heavens open. More...
Eat, Drink and Play in Leamington Spa
Leamington is well known for its diverse and vibrant nightlife, its chic bars and energetic vibe acting as a magnate to students, while its traditional pubs and well-regarded restaurants make for a more relaxed evening. Whether you're looking for fast-food or fine cuisine, a quick pint or a bottle of the finest bubbly, with 43 restaurants, around 20 takeaways and over 50 pubs and bars to choose from, there is bound to be something that takes your fancy.
Leamington also boasts 2 nightclubs, The Assembly - one of the counties premier music and entertainment venues, two theatres and a cinema.
Set along along the banks of the river Leam, in the centre of Leamington, Jephson Gardens are one of Leamington's most popular attractions. Laid out in 1834 and extending to 14.6 acres, the gardens were originally created as a place for the upper crust of society to stroll and be seen.
The gardens have been much improved in recent years, having undergone extensive restoration and improvement in the late 90's. The multimillion pound restoration and improvement program included tidying up of existing gardens, pathways and memorials, resurfacing of paths, upgrading toilet facilities and converting the disused aviary into a café. Additions to the garden included a new sensory garden, temperate house and restaurant. More...