Royal Leamington Spa Travel Guide

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Royal Leamington Spa Things to Do

  • All Saints Parish Church

    The exact date a church was initially built on the All Saints Parish Church site is unknown. The first recorded details of a building were in a 15th century style but a church certainly existed before then in the locality. This church dates from 1842 and is part of the Church of England in the Diocese of Coventry.Open to visitors Tuesday to...

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  • Pump Room Gardens

    Contrasting the enclosed and ornate Jephson Gardens across the Parade, the Pump Room Gardens is a simple expanse of grass, crisscrossed with paths, with the small bandstand being the only object of note. This makes it perfect for special events, like the annual "Peace Festival", and occasional markets for local produce, and it tends to be packed...

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  • Royal Pump Rooms

    Built for the famous spas that turned Leamington from a sleepy village of a few dozen people into a thriving county town of a few thousand in a matter of years, the Pump Rooms are central to the history of the town. When the Pump Rooms were built, the existing spa baths on the other side of the river, where Bath Street now is, were unable to cope...

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  • Jephson Gardens - Temperate House

    A few years back the most beautiful of Leamington's parks, Jephson Gardens, was looking a bit rough around the edges. But thanks to an injection of £3m worth of lottery funds, the park has been regenerated, along with the building of a new contemporary lakeside pavilion, which includes Temperate House and a new restaurant. Temperate House is a...

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  • A wonderful park.

    On a recent trip to Leamington I had a little time on my hands one afternoon and decided to go for a bit of a walk about. Without any specific plan, I was fortunate enough to come upon Jephson Park, just a short stroll from the centre of town. The Gardens were originally laid out in 1831 to provide recreational space by the banks of the River Avon...

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  • The Town

    The White house town. Not much to do, couldn't even find the spa. You can go italian or indian restaurants, order a chinese takeaway, or going shopping on Tesco's, or to the bingo or visit the Rail station.

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Royal Leamington Spa Hotels

  • Adams

    22 Avenue Road, Leamington Spa, CV31 3PQ, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Mallory Court Hotel

    Harbury Lane, Leamington Spa, CV33 9QB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Angel Hotel

    The Angel Hotel is a family owned 50 bedroom regency coaching inn situated on the corner of Regent...

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Royal Leamington Spa Restaurants

  • Pub Grub: Star and Garter

    I've had a long history with the Star and Garter. It's location near to the local college made it a popular haunt with students, and I started my first pub crawl from here many, many years ago. These days it's gone through many transitions, and is now a relaxing pub with a reputation for great pub grub in a cosy, wood panelled environment. Service...

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  • Out of Town: Saxon Mill

    It's not easy to get here: you can either walk or drive. But it's worth the effort. You can eat some of the best food in the area, at not unreasonable prices, in a wonderful, original Saxon water mill. The place has been converted into a pub, and later a pub/restaurant, and sits on a serene body of lily draped water. After enjoying a meal and a...

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  • Another fine balti house.

    On a recent trip to Leamington I had inexplicably forgotten that the Midlands is the home of the balti style of Asian cooking, whereby food is served in Balti dishes. Despite many restaurants claiming an old heritage of the style from Pakistan, the earliest written reference to it is in 1982! Most people believe that it originated in the Birmingham...

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  • I think I understand now.

    On a recent trip to Leamington I had inexplicably forgotten that the Midlands is the home of the balti style of Asian cooking, whereby food is served in Balti dishes. Despite many restaurants claiming an old heritage of the style from Pakistan, the earliest written reference to it is in 1982! Most people believe that it originated in the Birmingham...

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  • Pizza at Piccolino’s

    Piccolino’s Pizzeria is the best Italian restaurant in town. Great food and super service in a relaxed atmosphere and all at excellent value. The restaurant has recently undergone an expansion and makeover so it is now more spacious and airy. The Pizzeria and Restaurant is well known across the region for their fabulous (fresh) pizza bases, pasta...

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  • Taste the experience

    My wife have been eating here on a monthly basis for a number of years. We are never let down by the quality of food. The service is what you should expect from a family run restaurant so if you want someone hovering on your shoulder this is not the place for you. You can, however, linger over your meal and enjoy the experience. That is what it is...

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Royal Leamington Spa Nightlife

  • North of the River

    North of the river you will find a much higher class of pubs and clubs, complete with bouncers to ensure a uniformity of smart-casual wear. Cheapest of the big ones is the popular Benjamin Satchwell's, named after some local dignitary, which supplies beer at extraordinary low prices for its central location, and without any music at all; just the...

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  • East meets West

    Mumbai Bluu is a friendly modern bar with an Eastern theme. The bar is fully air conditioned and has the option of an outside garden area with heaters for the cool evenings.Monday to Thursday: 11:00 am to MidnightFriday to Saturday: 11:00 am to 2:00 amSunday: 12:00 am to Midnight

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  • Definitely for the Younger Ones

    Evolve Nightclub has been refurbished and expanded to three rooms, each with their own individual style. Ranging from mainstream chart music, 60's 70's & 80's retro, through to upfront dance music and stand up comedy and live acts, throughout the week. The club is popular with students on a Thursday.email paul@evolvenightclub.co.uk

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Royal Leamington Spa Transportation

  • Getting Around Leamington by Public...

    In addition to the train services mentioned in the getting to and from section, there are also regular and reliable bus services to all parts of Leamington and the surrounding towns and villages. While the train is always easier to catch from the centrally located train station, the buses are cheaper, run more often, and serve some of the more...

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  • Train Station

    Opened in 1852, the current art deco style station dates from 1939 and has four platforms. The north facing platforms lead to Stratford-upon-Avon, Birmingham or Coventry, whilst the south goes direct to London.Old Warwick RoadLeamington SpaCV31 3NS 2009 Britain's Best Garden Following year's of restoration work "the Friends of Leamington Station"...

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  • Getting to and from Leamington Spa by...

    Leamington is surprisingly well served by the National Express coach service, although you'd be forgiven for not noticing this. The "station" is an unassuming bus stop, located close to the police station on Holly Walk. National Express run daily services running from Bradford to Poole, From Rugby to Brixham (Torquay), as well as London. National...

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Royal Leamington Spa Shopping

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    by grayfo Updated Jun 23, 2011

    The Royal Priors Shopping Centre is the usual mix of high street stores and unique boutiques along with the obligatory cafes and restaurants.

    Royal Priors pay and display car park has 470 spaces spread over 7 parking levels

    email info@royalpriors.com

    Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
    Sunday: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

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Royal Leamington Spa Local Customs

  • April – Festival of Vaisakhi

    Religious FestivalThis year (2014) Bollywood and bhangra dance, storytelling and Indian-inspired art was brought to the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi on Saturday (April 26).The Pump Room, the Sikh Community Centre, Birmingham-based south Asian arts organisation Sampad and Warwick District Council hosted a celebration to mark the religious festival -...

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  • September – Leamington Food and Drink...

    Featuring over 100 stalls including lots of free bites, a children’s cookery school, a master class area, a live kitchen and live music the festival attracts over 20,000 visitors.Also alongside the festival there is an annual “Taste Trail” featuring a number of local restaurants, visitors to the festival can purchase a Taste Trail card for £1,...

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  • HMS Leamington

    (G 19) – Destroyer of the Town Class Town Class Destroyer was built by New York Shipbuilding Corp in 1918 as the USS Twiggs, she was turned over to the Royal Navy in October 1940 and became HMS Leamington. The destroyer was allocated to the 2d Escort Group, Western Approaches Command and conducted convoy escort missions across the Atlantic into...

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Royal Leamington Spa Warnings and Dangers

  • Local Drinking Laws

    There is a hefty fine waiting for anyone who opens up a bottle of wine, can of beer, or any alcoholic drink, in the centre of the town. So don't pick up a six-pack and take it down to Jephson Gardens to enjoy a sunny Saturday afternoon. The fine applies to simply carrying an open bottle or can, and is in the region of 100 pounds, if I remember...

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  • Weekends

    Leamington has a crime rate that belies its gentrified exterior. Almost all the obvious in-your-face crime is packed into two nights of the week, on Friday and Saturday, and there are few people living in the town who don't know someone who has been attacked. While never having been in trouble myself, I've witnessed and been involved in a number of...

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  • At night

    Just be usually aware as in any large town/city, you can be mugged or attacked.I am a local and have been, as have most of my friends and my brother at some point.England is violent at times at night.Anywhere south of the river is quite dodgy after dark and avoid walking anywhere alone, particularly if you are female. The train station approachs...

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Royal Leamington Spa Off The Beaten Path

  • Warwick

    A short bus ride away (or long walk) is the beautiful old town of Warwick. This town was once one of the most important in England, and this is evidence in the grandness of the castle which once guarded it. The castle is arguably the most complete in Britain, and it has a distinct Disneyesque charm to it. The place was taken over by Madame...

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  • Ryton Pools Country Park

    Ryton Pools Country Park was a set of fields until 1965 when the land was bought and used as a landfill site for the nearby towns of Leamington Spa, Rugby and Coventry. Waste was dumped there for 27 years until 1992 when work started on turning the site into a country park, which included the flooding of the pits. The park officially opened in 1996...

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  • Old Milverton

    Old Milverton is a beautiful little hamlet a short distance outside Leamington. It's walkable, if you are reasonably fit, and the walk itself is through some typically English countryside. The hamlet is most famous for its distinctive parish church.

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Royal Leamington Spa Sports & Outdoors

  • Bowls: Women’s National Championships

    Since 1975 the finest women bowlers in the England make their annual pilgrimage to Leamington, the town's Victoria Park hosts the Bowls England Women’s National Championships from the end of July for two weeks. The event, supported by Warwick District Council, draws together qualifiers from 35 counties across England – with more than 1,000...

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  • Bowls

    Bowls is a game that has typically been played by the older generations (i.e. retired people), although it is becoming more popular with younger people. Essentially you throw a small ball (called a jack) down a stretch of grass, and then try and roll your bigger balls (bowls) down the grass as close as you can to the jack. An opponent is also...

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  • History of Leamington Spa

    In 1801 Leamington Priors was a small village of 310 people, comprising about 67 houses, things changed when Leamington began to develop as a town and after the discovery of a spring and its associated healing properties. The town was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Lamintone, although its name came from Anglo-Saxon Leman-tūn...

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  • Jephson Gardens has been voted the Best...

    Jephson Gardens are a good example of an early Victorian park. It has a lake and numerous fountains. A lot of money has been spent on them recently getting them looking good again. In 2004, the gardens were voted the "Best Park in Britain 2004" by the Royal Horticultural Society Directions for Visiting: Jephson Gardens are at the south end of The...

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  • Swan - Cygnet

    It is a commonly known fact that in Britain, all swans belong to the Queen. It is not however a commonly known fact as to why. Apparently several centuries ago, swans were considered a delicacy and were regularly poached. By making them possessions of the sovereign (king/queen), anyone poaching them was effectively stealing from the monarch and...

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