Twickenham is a suburb and a town seated in the Greater London area, on the River Thames. It’s within the London Borough or Richmond-upon-Thames and is probably best known for being the home to England Rugby.
The River Thames lies to the south of Twickenham and to the west lies Whitton. The infamous Eel Pie Island is to the south east of the town and it’s connected by a footbridge, from Twickenham Riverside.
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. The district post codes are TW1 & TW2.
Things to do in Twickenham
There’s plenty to do in Twickenham, with adventures to suit all tastes, from idyllic riverside walks to rock concerts and international rugby matches. We’ve selected 20 things to do in Twickenham. As local residents ourselves we feel we have some great insights.
Getting to Twickenham
Twickenham is very well connected to London and other parts of the borough, and it’s very easy to travel to and from Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading and beyond.
It is easy to commute into town by road as there are a number of major road networks connecting Twickenham to other parts of London. The nearest main road is the A316 which connects Junction 1 of the M3 at Sunbury-on-Thames to Chiswick High Road in W4, passing through North Twickenham at Whitton Road Roundabout (close to Twickenham Rugby Stadium) on it’s route towards Twickenham Bridge as it heads through St Margarets and Richmond on it’s journey into West London.
Twickenham is well connected with numerous bus routes servicing various corners of London.
The nearest bus stop is a short distance from our front door in London Road. Stop F is situated directly outside the local Waitrose, whereas stop E is directly opposite on the other side of London Road, outside The Timberyeard public house.
|R68||Hampton Court Palace – Hampton Court – Hampton – Teddington – Strawberry Vale – Twickenham – Richmond – Kew Retail Park|
|33||Fulwell – Teddington – Twickenham – Richmond – East Sheen – Barnes Common – Hammersmith|
|267||Fulwell – Twickenham – Isleworth – Brentford – Turnham Green – Hammersmith|
|281||Tolworth – Surbiton – Kingston – Teddington – Twickenham – Whitton – Hounslow|
|110||Isleworth – Twickenham – Powder Mill Lane – Hounslow|
|290||Staines – Ashford – Sunbury – Hanworth – Fulwell – Twickenham|
|490||Heathrow (Terminal 5) – Heathrow (Terminal 4) – Hatton Cross – Feltham – Twickenham – Richmond|
|H22||Hounslow – Whitton – Twickenham – Richmond|
|R70||Hampton – Nurserylands – Hampton Hill – Fulwell – Twickenham – Richmond|
|N22||Fulwell – Twickenham – Richmond – Mortlake – Barnes – Putney Common – Putney – Chelsea – Sloane Square – Hyde Park Corner – Oxford Circus|
Twickenham Railway Station (London Travelcard Zone 5) is managed by Southwestern Railways and is conveniently located in the heart of town. As you leave the station turn left into London Road and we are just a short walk of about a minute away. Walk just a few steps further to reach the high street shops.
Twickenham is a busy station with 5 platforms. There are 12 trains to London Waterloo at peak times. Some run direct via Richmond and Clapham Junction – Change at Richmond to transfer to London Underground. Other routes are via Kingston and Wimbledon and others via Hounslow.
Trains from Twickenham also go to Reading and also Windsor and Eton Riverside.