LEAMINGTON is a favourite with London commuters.
The town has been named as one of ten ‘super towns’ by the Daily Telegraph where workers in the capital choose to live.
Leamington was placed seventh – just behind Ware in Hertfordshire, and just ahead of Faversham in Kent.
The top London commuter town for workers was Lewes in East Sussex, followed by Saffron Walden in Essex in second place, and Midhurst in West Sussex in third.
The paper claims commuters are drawn to the town’s regency elegance coupled with fast rail links to Marylebone station from both Leamington and Warwick Parkway, which mean the capital is just a 90-minute journey away.
They also say this has helped to boost house prices in the town, which have risen by just over a third in the past decade although the average house price is now £266,500 – considerably less than the London average of around £515,000.
Warwick and Leamington MP Chris White, himself a regular commuter to Parliament, said he could understand the appeal of Leamington living for many who work in London.
He told The Observer: “I am sure no-one will be surprised Leamington has made it onto this list.
“The history and culture, its parks and gardens and, of course, our fabulous community, are all part of what makes our town such an attractive place to live and work.”
And Warwick District Council leader Andrew Mobbs was also not surprised by the Leamington’s popularity.
He added: “We should not forget the whole of Warwick district is also a great area for setting up or relocating a business away from the capital.”