Reasons To Move
Leamington Spa is now an affluent town with an array of shops, great restaurants and trendy wine bars. Families searching for a property here are always looking for good schooling with a comfortable lifestyle. Students although studying at Warwick University (in Coventry) often chose to live within certain parts of Leamington Spa.
Conveniently located for good access to the A45, A46 and M40. Leamington is just 10 miles from Coventry, 25 miles from Birmingham and 100 miles to London which takes just 90 minutes on the train.
Styles Of Property
Leamington town centre itself is spoilt for choice when it comes to the selection of property styles. Generally remembered for its beautiful Georgian architecture it also sports Regency and Victorian homes. There is a strong demand from families for good schooling, from within the popular suburbs such as Milverton, Cubbington, Lillington and Whitnash that surround Leamington.
The town of Leamington Spa, originally known as Leamington Priors was a tiny village until about 1800. Built in close proximity to the River Leam it now creates a perfect north south divide. In July 1814 “The Royal Pump Room and Baths”, designed and built by C.S Smith of Warwick at a cost of £30,000 were officially opened. This iconic building has been central to the development of Leamington Spa as a town. In the 19th century it experienced one of the most rapid population growths in the country.
In 1838 Queen Victoria was so taken in by Leamington Spa’s appeal she branded the town with a Royal prefix. Outside of the town hall there is a statue of Queen Victoria, which famously had a lucky escape from a German bomb in World War II. The bomb could only move the statue an inch from its plinth and it still remains in this position today.
Leamington Spa is also closely associated with the founding of Lawn Tennis. It is believed the sport was formed in 1872 by Major Henry Gem and Augurio Pereira on lawns at the back of The Manor House Hotel. The rules of Lawn Tennis were drawn up in 1874 at Leamington Tennis Club.
Leamington has an array of facilities including The Assembly music and entertainment venue, Apollo Cinema, Swimming Baths, Municipal and Private Golf Courses, Royal Priors Shopping Centre, The Shires Retail Park, Train Station and Jephson Gardens. A previous Britain in Bloom winner. Leamington also hosts an annual peace festival.
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