Perhaps best known for being the home of English rugby thanks to the towering 82,000 capacity Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham is a bustling London suburb, 10 miles west of the city centre. Twickenham Stadium, the largest dedicated rugby ground in the world, hosts all of England’s home games, making it a hotbed for rugby fans from across the UK. But there’s more to Twickenham than just rucks and mauls. With several historic houses and gardens, plus art galleries and theatres, there are plenty of cultural outlets and the food and pub scene is one of the best in west London, with dozens of top-class restaurants, cafés, riverside bars and genuine gastropubs. And our London Twickenham East hotel and London Twickenham Stadium hotel are in the heart of the action.
Things to do in Twickenham
While Twickenham doesn’t have its own shopping mall or dedicated high street, there are several nearby options including The Bentall Centre several miles south in Kingston upon Thames. Built in 1992, the centre is home to over 75 stores and more than 1,000 brands spanning fashion, beauty, home, food, technology and more. The large mall is also home to several impressive features – the central atrium is higher than Westminster Abbey and, attention Dalek fans, the ground floor escalator is the largest of its kind in the world. As well as a wide range of shops including Apple, Gap and H&M, the centre also houses over a dozen food and drink outlets including Yo! Sushi, McDonalds and Costa.
Closer to Twickenham, and a short distance from the stadium is the Ivybridge Retail Park. The retail park is home to several big-name brands including TK Maxx, Sports Direct and Asda and is around two miles from our London Twickenham Stadium hotel.
The busiest airport in the UK, and one of the world’s biggest, Heathrow Airport is six miles from Twickenham and is serviced by dozens of airlines creating over 1,000 daily departures across the world. Driving without traffic should take around 20 minutes, although that is admittedly rare. Alternatively, you can use a combination of bus and train taking around 40 minutes.
11-miles from Waterloo, Twickenham Train Station has four platforms with regular departures to Richmond, Hounslow, Reading, Windsor and Waterloo. There is a coffee shop, toilets and small newsagents in the station which is around three miles from our London Twickenham East hotel.