Situated as we are on the ex GWR main line, many high profile visitors have used the station over the years
Queen Victoria passed through many times en route from Windsor to Scotland aboard the Royal Train. Depending on the time of day, her train would stop for refreshments to be taken aboard. Such stops were kept private and HM did not alight.
April1951 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
March 1954 Princess Margaret
November 1958 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
November 1966 Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother
March 1988 Queen Elizabeth II
Others we know of
Anthony Eden as MP for Leamington and Warwick and later for a brief period as Prime Minister.
Edward Heath before becoming Prime Minister
Paul Robeson, American singer and actor, playing Othello at Stratford upon Avon in 1959.
When the former Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, was studying at Oxford, he would meet his wife to be, Mary, in the station refreshment room for tea.