Royal Leamington SpaLeamington Spa
Warwickshire CV32 4AT
 
 

 
 
Royal Leamington Spa is locally known as ‘Leamington’ (pronounced ‘Lemmington’).
 
The catalyst that brought about the town’s growth was the re-discovery in 1784 of the healing properties of the town’s spa waters. These waters had been known to the Romans, however had fallen into disuse.
 
By the 19th century the medicinal properties of the mineral springs had become so famous that a new pump house and baths had to be built.
 
Royal Pump Rooms
The elegant Royal Pump Rooms on The Parade now house the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, a library, the Tourist Information Centre, refurbished assembly rooms and a café.  Spa water can still be sampled outside the building.
 
The town gained its ‘Royal’ prefix from a visit by Queen Victoria in 1858.
 
River Leam 
The River Leam runs through the centre of the town and acts as a natural divide.   The architecture to the north is elegant late Georgian and Victorian.  To the south of the river are the suburbs of modern ‘Leamington’.
 
The town is a curious mixture of elegant terraces and parks and a busy shopping centre filled with students from the Warwickshire University. At night the bars and pubs feature live bands and are full of carousing students.  It is a modern town similar to many others in Britain and nowadays more of a commuter feeder for Warwick and Coventry than a quiet country spa town.
 
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Grand Central Canal
The interesting and historic Grand Union Canal runs through the centre of Leamington Spa on its journey from Birmingham to London. It is easy to spend a pleasant afternoon lazing on the grass banks in town watching the small canal boats passing by.
 
Tourist Information Centre
For Information on Accommodation and What to See, contact the TIC located in the elegant Royal Pump Rooms.
 
Getting There
- By Train
First Great Western Trains service from London (Paddington) to Reading. Change at Reading to Virgin Trains service to Manchester (Piccadilly), leaving the train at Leamington Spa (LMS). Overall journey time is around 2¼ hours.
 
For train timetable, seat availability and tickets, go to Web: National Rail Enquiries website 
 
- By Car  Leave the M40 at Junction 13 and follow the directions (A452) to Royal Leamington Spa
 
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