Forget Coventry, move to Leamington

The Sunday Times has identified Leamington as one of the best places to live in the Midlands.

It’s an all-too-familiar situation. First year is coming to an end, you’re moving out of halls and you’ve got a big decision to make. Coventry or Leamington? 

Well there’s no need to worry any more; we’ve finally got the answer.

Leamington has officially been named one of the most desirable places to live in the Midlands, ahead of both Coventry and Warwick.

The bright lights of Lemington

The Sunday Times’ annual ‘Best Places to Live’ guide – which takes transport links, natural beauty, low crime rates, property prices and cultural life into account – placed student hotspot Leamington in its top ten list for the Midlands.

Other Midlands towns to make the cut were: Malvern, Stamford, Shrewsbury, Edgbaston, Ledbury, Hereford, Market Harborough, Abbots Bromley and Northampton.

Leamington’s Jephson Fountains

Robin Stott from the Leamington History Society can’t get enough Leam-love. “It is a very pleasant town with a short but fascinating history,” he told the Leamington Observer.

“In the 19th century the planners, including the likes of Henry Bright, got the foundations of the town just right, leading to the attractive looking town we have today.

“The Parade was not meant as a shopping street initially, but has to be one of the most attractive in Britain.”

Pack your bags, chaps. You’re off to Leamington.