Twickenham is a suburb and a town seated in the Greater London area, London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames on the River Thames. It’s the home to the famous Rugby union that attracts so many spectators coming to the Twickenham Stadium.
Strawberry Hill House, the magnificent neo-Gothic house of Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, is one of my personal favourite places to visit in Twickenham.
Based on excavations, it has been revealed that the settlement here dated back to the Neolithic age and maybe the Mesolithic age even. Thus, this town has witnessed a lot, so much of ups and downs, demolitions and new builds and now finally it’s a modern place to reside. In 1902 electricity was distributed in the town and in 1903 the first trams was started. Now this town has so much to offer to the residents and tourists.
The River Thames lies to the south of Twickenham and to the west lies Whitton where there is lots of housing now. The Eel Pie Island is to the south east of the town and it’s connected by a footbridge, thus communication is good. Strawberry Hill and Marble Hill Park has quite a number of luxurious dwellings, public houses, gardens and parks for leisure. There are many Victorian buildings in this area which are fine houses. Twickenham green is now emerging to be one of the best housing localities here. The district post codes are TW1 & TW2.
Rail and Road (Transport)
Twickenham is very well connected to London, and it’s very easy to travel to Waterloo.
It is easy to commute by road as there are quite a few London buses operating and the routes are 33, 110, 267, 281, 290, 481, 490, H22, R70, R68 and N22. For more information on bus services to Twickenham.
There is the Twickenham railway station but some other nearby stations are Whitton, St. Margarets, Strawberry Hill and Fulwell. Some of the nearest stations are:
- Hampton Wick Railway Station
- Hampton Railway Station
- Richmond Station
- Isleworth Railway Station
- Teddington Railway Station
The Rugby Football Union in collaboration with Home Turf forms the largest community here as this town is the home to London Rugby. Twickenham is the place of a lot of Rugby enthusiasts and they form a huge community. Apart from this there is a large community centre right in the centre of the town and Twickenham also has many charity shops and empty units.
Moiduls Rawalpindi and P Cooper & Sons greengrocers for fresh fruit and vegetables.
Living in Twickenham is really nice with detached and large Edwardian and Victorian villas, double or triple bedded Victorian cottages. There are also flats and houses that overlook the River Crane in Twickenham.
Schools and education
Schools and colleges in Twickenham:
- Twickenham School
- GEMS Twickenham Primary Academy
- St.Catherine’s School
- Radnor House School
- Waldegrave School
- Orleans Park Secondary School
- Nelson Primary School
Schools and colleges in Twickenham:
Living here in Twickenham is enjoyable with family and friends because the town offers great facilities, connectivity is good but it’s always easy if you take a car.
Of course, Twickenham is best known for being the home to English Rugby. The world famous Twickenham Rugby Stadium also hosts major events and was recently the venue for the Rolling Stones concert.
Weekends are fun days because on Saturday mornings you can heads to Twickenham Farmer’s Market to get fresh bakes, dairy products and special meats. On Sundays you can walk along the Thames riverside to reach the Richmond’s Duck Pond Market.
Shopping in Twickenham is fun because there is a small High Street with Marks and Spencers Simply Food also a great town to buy books and other gift items from The Open Book, The Alligator’s Mouth, PaperChain and Fara Books.
Now, if you are looking for something to donate, there are many charity shops here. Twickenham is a town with a big heart that spreads its arms to help people.
Many Twickenham residents will no doubt have frequented the local Waitrose supermarket to grab a bite to eat or
ShoppingHigh Street, Church Street, Heath Road –Twickenham riverside.
Something for the guys – Local DIY enthusiasts can find most parts and materials at the local Screwfix situated in Heath Road.York House GardensChurch Street The eel pie The Fox Pincho
When you are hungry and wish to enjoy menus at unbeatable prices, try some of the best outlets that serve classic and passionate menus. Now if you are looking for places to eat and drink, there are so many for you those serve French menus. Some of the best places to eat are The Shack, Pincho, Masaniello, Little Mumbai, Blue’s Smokehouse and many more. For those who are looking for bars and clubs for an impressive nightlife, explore The Grand Union, The cabbage Patch, The Rifleman. For the best sea food at reasonable rates, try Sandy’s Fishmongers.
Rugby is a very famous game here so you must know where to eat and drink near Rugby stadium. Some of the noteworthy pubs are The Cabbage Patch, The White Swan, The Eel Pie, The Turk’s Head. Now for a plate of food try The Crown, A Cena, M Bar and Grill.
There are many places of interest in Twickenham where you can visit during the weekends, Visit the Gothic style castle The Strawberry Hill, The Marble Hill House, Twickenham Stadium, World Rugby Museum, Eel Pie Island, Ham House and York House Gardens. Enjoy Twickenham to the fullest; it’s a town that greets you with open arms.