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A sophisticated riverside spa town in the heart of Warwickshire

Buying a property in Leamington Spa

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Detail of Jephson Gardens in Leamington Spa
Park in Leamington Spa

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All you need to know about living in Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa is one of the UK’s most desirable places to live, work and play, and it’s easy to see why. Stunning period architecture, lush parks and gardens, great bars and restaurants, vibrant arts and music scene, independent shops and top-notch schools.

No wonder Leamington Spa was named happiest place to live in Rightmove’s 2017 Happy at Home Index, grabbing third spot in 2020. Residents particularly love the friendly neighbours, strong sense of belonging, cultural activities and access to green spaces.

Period properties in Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa housing market

Leamington Spa isn’t just a great place to live, it’s also a super-smart property investment. Home prices consistently outperform other locations and values hold strong, even under testing market conditions. Whether you’re buying a primary residence or investment property, Leamington Spa demands your attention.

While best known for its iconic Georgian and Regency townhouses, Leamington Spa properties also include picture-perfect Victorian terraces, ample thirties semis, mid-century bungalows and modern, practical new-builds. From small investment properties to spacious family homes, Leamington Spa property offers something for everyone, with a price tag to match.

Travelling to and from Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa enjoys an enviable blend of picture-postcard beauty and urban convenience, all within easy reach of larger metro areas, thanks to its great transport links. Regular trains reach Birmingham in about 30 minutes, with London an hour and a half away. Bus routes service all local areas, with National Express stretching further afield.

By car, Leamington is just five miles from the M40, connecting to London and the Midlands, with easy access to the M6, A46 and M45. Warwick is three miles to the west, with Stratford-upon-Avon to the south west, and Coventry and Kenilworth to the north. Many local residents enjoy the balance of commuting to nearby towns and cities then retreating to the picturesque surrounds of Leamington.

Leamington Spa schools

Leamington Spa is home to many excellent state and independent schools. According to Ofsted, Leamington’s best performing state primary schools are Briar Hill Infant School, St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School and Sydenham Primary School. Best performing state secondary schools are Campion School and Trinity Catholic School.

Independent schools include Arnold Lodge School and The Kingsley School, though Ofsted data is unavailable. The larger Warwickshire region includes some of the top-performing independent schools in the country, including The Croft Preparatory School, The Grammar School of King Edward VI, and Stratford Girls Grammar School.

Big business in Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa’s thriving business community is anchored by its renowned creative and digital sector. The town’s ‘Silicon Spa’ moniker is well-deserved, with over 1500 creative companies, employing more than 7000 people across games development, digital design and publishing. A recent report by Nesta and Creative England named Leamington Spa among 47 ‘creative clusters’ in the UK and the only one in the West Midlands.

From innovative startups to internationally acclaimed developers, the town’s burgeoning gaming sector generates a whopping 1.7billion for the UK economy and £188m locally. Momentum is set to continue, with the proposed Creative Quarter in Leamington’s Old Town district.

Food and drink in Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa is blessed with more than its fair share of bars and restaurants. Want a lively music venue, laid-back local or fancy wine bar? Look no further. Need a quick bite, lazy lunch or indulgent dinner? Leamington has you covered.

In addition to almost a hundred cafes, you’ll find numerous craft beer brewers, wine shops, ice cream and frozen yoghurt parlours, dessert shops, independent butchers, bakers and speciality food stores. Plus all the familiar supermarket chains. You won’t go hungry or thirsty.

Leamington Spa shopping

Leamington Spa’s shopping districts include an eclectic mix of high-street brands, specialist boutiques and quirky independents, spread across the picturesque town centre, and catering for special occasions and practical needs alike.

Stores occupy the town’s main artery, Parade, surrounding lanes, Royal Priors shopping centre and Leamington Old Town, to the south. Shopping is simple to navigate and punctuated with abundant cafes, bars and restaurants, providing perfect pit stops.

Green spaces

Leamington Spa boasts a wealth of green spaces within easy reach of the town centre. Our pick is Jephson Gardens, an award-winning formal Victorian park with landscaped gardens, sculpture collection, Aviary tea pavilion, East Lodge art studio, and the Glasshouse, full of tropical plants and fish.

Just across the river is Leam Boat Centre, in Mill Gardens, where you can hire kayaks, canoes and rowing boats, to sail along the River Leam. Further along the river, Pump Room Gardens, with village green, bandstand and historic arches, followed by Victoria Park, offering a skate park, tennis, play area and paddling pool. On the outskirts of Leamington, Newbold Comyn, a 300-acre country park, with Nature Reserve and recreation areas.

Health, sports and leisure in Leamington Spa

Leamington Spa’s abundant green space and attractive landscape is a natural pull for runners, cyclists and outdoor enthusiasts. Additionally, the town has numerous sports and leisure facilities, including Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, plus many gyms, health spas and beauty centres.

Leamington is served by a mix of private and NHS health and medical centres, including Leamington Spa Hospital and Nuffield Health Warwickshire Hospital, along with many top-rated dentists, including Leamington Spa Dental Practice.

Culture and attractions in Leamington Spa

Most Leamington Spa tourists choose the historic Pump Rooms as a natural starting point. This imposing Grade II listed 18th Century structure originally contained Leamington’s spa baths and assembly rooms. It now houses the Leamington Spa Tourist Information Centre, Royal Leamington Spa Art Gallery, Museum and Library.

There are many other galleries and museums to seek-out, including the aforementioned East Lodge Gallery, Althorpe Studios & Gallery, Arts Trail Studios and Whitewall Gallery, plus The Loft and Royal Spa Centre theatres. In addition to the town’s historic housing stock, architectural highlights include Victoria House, All Saints Church and St Peter Apostle Church. Also worth checking out the town’s many statues and sculptures, including the Hitchman Fountain, War Memorial and Queen Victoria Statue.

Need more information about Leamington Spa?

Hopefully we’ve given you a good overview of this desirable riverside spa town. If you have any questions about living, working or buying a property in Leamington Spa, let us know. We are local experts, who’ve been living and working in and around Warwickshire for many years. Our knowledge is detailed and diverse, from the best schools to the tastiest Sunday lunch. Whatever you need, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help.

Why choose Charles Rose Properties?

Our clients are central to everything we do. Our expert knowledge of the local property market enables us to offer highly personalised, practical advice, ensuring you get the best outcome possible, whether you’re buying, selling, renting or letting.

We’re a leading independent Warwickshire estate agent, specialising in property sales and lettings in Leamington Spa, Warwick, Kenilworth, Stratford-upon-Avon, and the surrounding Warwickshire villages. As members of The Property Ombudsman scheme, you can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that we consistently uphold professional industry standards.

Leamington Spa Property Search

Ready to find your perfect Leamington Spa house or flat? Just click below to start your property search. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, click to register your search with us and we’ll contact you when we find a match, typically before market release.