Twickenham is located in the Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London. Often referred to as The Home of English Rugby, it is the largest rugby union stadium in the UK with a capacity of 82,000.
The stadium is the home of the Rugby Football Union, and hosts England’s home test matches, as well as the Middlesex Sevens, the Guinness Premiership final, the EDF Energy Cup and Heineken Cup matches.
The World Rugby Museum is located in the stadium, and is open every day of the week except Monday. On match days, a special price entry is available for ticket holders.
Twickenham is one of the few national sports venues with an on-site hotel. The 4-star London Marriott Hotel Twickenham sits within the South Stand of the stadium, and comes with excellent reviews on tripadvisor.
Despite being positioned away from the town centre, Twickenham Stadium is well served by transport links. Regular mainline trains run to Twickenham Station and St Margaret’s Station from London Waterloo and Reading. Both stations are a short walk from the stadium.
The London Underground runs to nearby Richmond on the District Line and Hounslow on the Piccadilly Line.
Richmond is a lovely spot (as indeed is Twickenham), and if you’re planning an overnight stay then there are plenty of hotels in the area. The 3-star Dukes Head is a good mid-range option and is less than two miles from the stadium.
There is a regular event day shuttle bus service between Richmond Station and the stadium. This is 50p for a journey before the event and free-of-charge after the event. The service also runs to Hounslow East on the Piccadilly Line.
For international visitors, the stadium is conveniently located just 6 miles from London Heathrow, as well as 20 miles from London City Airport, and 30 miles from London Gatwick.