Leamington Spa

Royal Leamington Spa, commonly known as Leamington Spa or simply Leamington (/ˈlɛmɪŋtən/ (listen)), is a spa town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England. Originally a small village called Leamington Priors, it grew into a spa town in the 18th century following the popularisation of its water which was reputed to have medicinal qualities.[2] In the 19th century, the town experienced one of the most rapid expansions in England.[3] It is named after the River Leam, which flows through the town.

Royal Leamington Spa

The Parade
Royal Leamington Spa
Location within Warwickshire
Population52,213 (2019 estimate)[1]
OS grid referenceSP316660
Civil parish
  • Royal Leamington Spa
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEAMINGTON SPA
Postcode districtCV31, CV32, CV33
Dialling code01926
PoliceWarwickshire
FireWarwickshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
52.292°N 1.537°W / 52.292; -1.537

The town contains especially fine ensembles of Regency architecture,[4] particularly in parts of the Parade, Clarendon Square and Lansdowne Circus.

In 2019 Leamington had an estimated population of 52,213.[1] Leamington is adjoined with the neighbouring towns of Warwick and Whitnash, and the village of Cubbington; together these form a conurbation known as the "Royal Leamington Spa Built-up area" which in 2011 had a population of 95,172.[5]

Leamington lies around 8 miles (13 km) south of Coventry, 20 miles (32 km) south-east of Birmingham, and 81 miles (130 km) north-west of London.