Royal Leamington Spa: discover this hidden gem

The Parade in Royal Leamington Spa
The Parade in Royal Leamington Spa

With stunning Regency architecture, Royal Leamington Spa welcomes visitors with a grandeur that befits its regal accolade – an ideal short-break destination, with plenty of places to shop, eat and drink.

The Parade in Royal Leamington Spa


Visit Royal Leamington Spa

Wide boulevards, beautiful architecture and expansive, award-winning parks provide a sophisticated backdrop to this Regency shopping paradise. You’ll find it one of the most appealing towns in the UK.

The Parade in Royal Leamington Spa

Culture and festivities in abundance
The nationally-recognised Royal Leamington Spa Food and Drink Festival is the biggest event in the town’s calendar and attracts around 25,000 visitors from far and wide. The search to find the nation’s home-grown culinary superstar is a new highlight of this year’s free-to-attend celebration of local and regional food and drink being held in the Royal Pump Room Gardens on 6-7 September. It is just one of many edifying experiences for visitors to the town, from hiring a boat on the River Leam to following a heritage trail that encompasses the quirky tale of the Elephant Walk and discovering the source of the spa, to walking through the historic Jephson Gardens with its subtropical glasshouse. In the evening, why not take in a show at the Spa Centre, Loft Theatre or Assembly.

The Food and Drink Festival, Leamington Spa

Treat yourself
True to its heritage as a fashionable spa resort in the late 18th century, Royal Leamington Spa is now a thriving town of culture, leisure, gastronomy and well-being, all elegantly combined with a distinctive shopping experience. With a treasure-trove of unique specialist boutiques, health and beauty salons, cafés and bistros, exquisite restaurants and evening venues all within a 10-minute walk; it truly is a place to indulge yourself.

Royal Leamington Spa has a wealth of independent shops

Find exquisite restaurants,cafes and bistros in Leamington Spa

On the National Stage at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
A garden inspired by Royal Leamington Spa was awarded a Silver Medal at this year’s world-famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show. In the year that the Pump Room Gardens celebrated their 200th anniversary, local floral designer Sarah Horne and garden designer Debbie Cooke created an enchanting exhibit to reflect the town’s historic association with beautiful gardens and horticulture as well as its Regency heritage, river and lakes. It will create a lasting legacy for the town with plans to recreate key features in one of the town’s gardens and to revive a flower event.

The Royal Leamington Spa exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Easily accessible from London
Located right on the doorstep of historic Stratford upon-Avon and medieval Warwick and easily accessible by direct train from London’s Marylebone Station, it is the perfect place from which to explore Shakespeare’s England.

Visit the Royal Leamington Spa website for our bustling events calendar, including information about the magical Lantern Parade at Christmas, and other activities, or pop into the Visitors Information Centre for advice about what to see and do.