Royal Leamington Spa
is a spa town in central Warwickshire, England.
Formerly known as Leamington Priors
, its expansion began following the
popularisation of the medicinal qualities of its water by Dr Kerr in 1784, and
by Dr Lambe around 1797. During the 19th century, the town experienced one of
the most rapid expansions in England. It is named after the River Leam which
flows through the town.
The town comprises six electoral wards; Brunswick, Milverton,