Leamington Spa boasts delightful architecture, an exciting range of shopping and beautiful parks and gardens.
Welcome back to Leamington Spa
Shops and town centre businesses are reopening and keen to get back to business. The coronavirus crisis and lockdown saw many having to close their doors a few months ago. They are now ready to welcome you back as you return to the shops and businesses you’ve missed during this period. Exciting times, but just be mindful that your shopping and retail experience will not be quite the same as it was before.
Temporary changes have been made to some road layouts and pedestrian thoroughfares to support social distancing
Please complete the changes to road layouts feedback form if you have any queries about the schemes.
Following the lifting of Government restrictions and to support the gradual reopening of our town centre businesses, Warwick District Council will continue to offer free parking until 1 August.
Love Leamington is a useful website which showcases the businesses in Leamington town centre that are selling their products online and offering innovative new ways of shopping.
Parks and green spaces
Parks and green spaces remain open in the district. However, many communal facilities are closed and there are a set of guidelines to reduce social interaction.
All of the districts public toilets are open between 8am and 5pm with increased deeper cleans.
Say it with flowers: reopening Leamington Spa town centre
A case study about the re-opening of Leamington Spa town centre.
History and heritage
Leamington’s history goes back to the Domesday Book of 1086, when Leamington Priors and Lillington were listed there. For centuries there had been knowledge of saline springs in the area near to the parish church and in 1586 Robert Camden declared this water to be of benefit to health. William Abbots and Benjamin Satchwell decided to exploit the healing properties of the water and so were the driving force behind the growth of the town.
There are many attractions in the town, including the Royal Pump Rooms which is home to the Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, as well as the Library and the Visitor Information Centre; Georgian and Edwardian architecture and buildings throughout the town and numerous churches.
There’s an impressive choice of shopping, bars and restaurants, both independent and national chains.
Warwick District Council and AccessAble offer a free online service to provide detailed accessibility information about places in the local area: