Twickenham is located 10 miles southwest of London and sits on the River Thames in the London Borough of Richmond. The area boasts three grand period mansions; York House, Marble Hill, Strawberry Hill House and it also has the oldest Roman Catholic University in the country, St Mary’s University. Last but not least, Twickenham is home to English Rugby, Twickenham Stadium which is the world’s largest rugby union venue seating 82, 000 spectators. Here, Service4Service (which has service centres in Twickenham) will tell you more…
Twickenham Museum is a must see when around the Middlesex area. This museum shows the history of Whitton, Twickenham, Teddington, and the Hamptons. All of these places have a deep history that goes back thousands of years. The museum building can only hold a small percentage of the history and is free to enter! The aim of the museum is to make the history of the museum open to anyone who may want to learn about the area and encourage people’s interests in the history of the area.
World Rugby Museum
The museum of Rugby is based in the East Stand of Twickenham Stadium. The museum was originally opened as ‘The Museum of Rugby’ in 1996 but then changed its name to the ‘World Rugby Museum’ in 2007. There are over 25, 000 artefacts in the galleries and the company do special tours and exhibitions along with learning programmes. The museum is committed to renewing and increasing the quality of its displays and they have a calendar full of events running through the year. The artefacts include match programmes, tickets, minute books and much more. To enter the museum it costs adults £16 and for under 16s/students/6+ it costs £10 but it is worth it. This is a must see for any rugby fanatic! The vision of the World Rugby Museum is: “…to collect, document, interpret and exhibit the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of rugby football memorabilia.”
FOOD AND DRINK
Twickenham is full of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs and takeaways so you will never get hungry! It is well known for its choice of pubs especially for after the rugby matches where they get crammed full of people, spending a large amount of money. With the choice of over 25 pubs or bars, you are spoilt and some of the pubs are located next to the river with beautiful views. Twickenham is also packed full of restaurants, take away and fast food, from fine dining Thai to take away pizza!
SPORT AND LEISURE
With all the choice of things to do, you will never get bored. If you are looking to get a bit of exercise in Twickenham, there are so many different places. There is a David Lloyd leisure centre with a spa inside which sells spa packages and treatments. The leisure centre also boasts a kitted out gym, tennis, badminton, squash and padel courts, a café and a swimming pool. There is also a challenging 9 hole golf course set between Teddington and Twickenham called Strawberry Hill Golf Club with a friendly and quiet environment.