Accommodation close to rugby ground, with free parking
address : Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA, United Kingdom
Visitors looking for cheap overnight accommodation will find several options in the area ranging from budget hotels, to reasonable priced b&bs and family run guest houses. Good value can be found at the chain hotels available either in the immediate area or on the outskirts of London or Heathrow International Airport (get best deals).
Many b&b rooms to let are found in local pubs and usually offer a hearty breakfast and good evening meals in their own restaurants. The area grew rapidly with the arrival of the railway in the 19th century and many interesting Victorian family homes have been converted into hotels, b&b’s or guest houses all offering good value lodging options.
Rugby fans who like the flexibility and cheaper cost of their own catering will also be able to find a variety of holiday apartments to rent. Whatever their budget or taste in accommodation visitors are sure to be able to find good deals in the Twickenham rugby ground area.
Soley devoted to rugby
Twickenham, just over 10 miles from central London, is the largest ground in the world solely devoted to rugby union. It is also the second largest stadium in the United Kingdom and the fifth in Europe! Lovers of rugby will know that the hundred year old venue is host to many national and international cup finals.
It is also a popular venue for rock concerts and in recent years famous names such as U2, The Rolling Stones and Lady Gaga have played concerts at the ground. The site was purchased in 1907 for just over £5,000 and construction on the stands started the following year, originally they seated just 20,000 spectators.
The original site had been used for the growing of cabbages so the stadium is still sometimes referred to as the “Cabbage Patch”. During the First World War games stopped and the pitch was used for animal grazing.
Several redevelopments and stand constructions over the years have led to the present layout of the site with its huge capacity of over 80,000 spectators.
What to See and Do in the area of the ground
Visitors choosing to stay for the night near the famous ground will want to pay a visit to the World Rugby Union Museum housed in the Stadium. The museum tells the history of the global game as well as English rugby union. Of course, its situation means that visitors will find a wealth of attractions and things to see and do close by as central London is a short drive or train journey away.
The area itself, also has plenty to offer. The River Thames is near offering plenty of attractive riverside walks, as well as many restaurants and pubs with terraces. Twickenham has two attractive stately homes to visit – both very different in their architecture and use.
Marble Hill House, built in the Palladian style, is set in its own park next to the river in the St Margaret’s area of Twickenham. In contrast Strawberry Hill is a Victorian Gothic building, one of Britain’s most eccentric houses.
Kew Gardens as well as the green spaces of Richmond can be reached in 15 minutes by car. Several options for shops, supermarkets and restaurants can be found within close distance of the stadium. Kingston, Wimbledon, and Richmond where you can visit the Richmond Theatre and the beautiful Richmond Park, are within easy reach.
Hotel or b&b rooms for one night, 2 nights…
Twickenham Stadium, home of the Rugby Football Union RFU, is located in West London on the northern side of the A316 into London. It’s the largest rugby stadium in the United Kingdom. Popular is a visit to the World Rugby Museum, home to a wide range of memorabilia related to the sport. Another famous ground is Murrayfield in Edinburgh Scotland.
It also charts the history of the sport. All London’s famous sights and attractions are within easy reach.
Several accommodation can be found nearby the stadium. One of the nearest hotels is the 4 star London Marriott Hotel, located inside the South Stand of the ground.
Travel – How to get to Matches and Events
Nearest Train Station ?
Twickenham Statiuon is the nearest train station from the ground (walking distance).
The station is well connected by trains running from London Waterloo Station. The station is only a short walk from the Rugby Stadium. Regular trains run also frequently from Clapham Junction, Reading Railway Station, Ascot, home to the famous horse race track, and Windsor & Eton Riverside.
Other stations within close distance of the stadium are Whitton, St Margarets and Hounslow.
You can also take the London Underground from Richmond on the District Line and to Hounslow on the Piccadilly Line.
It’s recommended to use public transport.
Twickenham Stadium is located on the northern side of the A316 into London. If you’re coming from the M25, exit J12 onto the M3. This becomes the A316 and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus/Toyota car dealership.
When coming from London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout.
Stadium parking can be booked in advance via the RFU. Parking in the surrounding area is limited.
Bus numbers 281, 267, 481, 681 and H20 pass close to the stadium. Alternatively you also take bus numbers R68, R70, 33, 110, 290, H22 or 490 to Twickenham town centre which is a 10-15 minute walk from the ground.
During events with an attendance of more than 35,000, there is also an RFU shuttle bus service from Richmond Station.
The stadium is well serviced by National Express.
The nearest airport is Heathrow Airport LHR, which is approximately six miles away. London City is a bit further, approx 20 miles away, London Gatwick Airport LGW 30 miles and London Luton Airport 40 miles.
London’s airports offer quick rail links to Central London.
Some Facts and Location
Name : Twickenham Stadium
Location : in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, 10 miles southwest of central London.
Address : 200 Whitton Rd, Twickenham TW2 7BA, England, United Kingdom
- Croydon Hotel London — 16 miles
- Portsmouth Harbour — 70 miles
- Southampton Port Hotels — 64 miles
- Oxford B&B — 53 miles
- Cheltenham City Centre — 102 miles
- Central Bristol — 111 miles
Club : RFU Rugby Football Union, England National Rugby Union team
Capacity : 82,000 seating places
Postcode district : TW1, TW2
Borough : Borough of Richmond upon Thames
County : Greater London
Tel : +44 871 222 2120
Nearest Hotels : southwest of central London, in the Twickenham district close to Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames.
Attractions within easy reach – TW2 7BA sat nav postcode area
World Rugby Union Museum (Rugby Road, Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham TW1 1DZ , England): very informative and interactive rugby museum located inside the stadium. Well worth a visit for rugby fans.
The Mary Wallace Theatre (The Embankment, TW1 3DU, England): little theatre, home of the Richmond Shakespeare Society.
Strawberry Hill House (268 Waldegrave Road, TW1 4ST, England): gothic house built in the 18th century by Horace Walpole. Each room is individually designed.
Syon House and Park (Brentford, Middlesex, London TW8 8JF, England): former mansion of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland with beautiful and very extensive gardens and glasshouse.
Ham House (Ham Street, Ham, Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 7RS, England): beautiful house set by the River Thames within walking distance of Richmond and Ham. Well worth a visit.