Leamington Spa named after the river Leam, which runs through the town. Orignally known as Leamington Priors boasts dramatic Regency architecture. Consisting of wide boulevards, Geogian and Edwardian architecture and award winning parks. Situated on the banks of the river Leam, where the “Elephant Walk” can be found. This 19th century slipway down to the river was constructed so that circus elephant could be bathed.
Places to visit
Jephson Gardens is a beautiful award winning formal Victorian park in the centre of Leamington spa. Its the perfect place for a relaxing stroll or family picnic. There are lots of colourful flowerbeds and interesting sculptures, this makes a great day out.
The Royal Pump Rooms is home to Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, Leamington Library and the visitor infomation centre, together with a cafe and assembly rooms. The building originally contained Royal Leamington Spa’s finest spa baths and assembly rooms but was redeveloped in the late 1900s.
Victoria park was opened to Mark Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1899 as part of the corporation’s plan to provide more recreation space. Throughout the 19th century it was Leamington’s village green, the venue for galas, military parades, flower shows, circuses and cricket.