Where to Stay Near Twickenham
Not just home to rugby, Twickenham is a stunning borough of London in its own right. Read on for what to do, and where to stay in this part of the city.
Twickenham is a suburban town found 10.2 miles southwest of London. It can be divided into three parts: the historic, the modern, and the residential. Buildings along the riverside have survived since the 18th century and are contrasted by the modern high street full of shops, restaurants and bars. And the best thing? It's all complemented by the quiet, beautiful green spaces that make its way around and through the town. Whether you're a rugby fan or not, this is a great part of town, and here we're revealing where to stay near Twickenham according to Plum as well as the best things to do too.
Where to stay near Twickenham
After spending your day out and about, you'll want a comfortable space all of your own where you can take it easy. The neighborhoods of Hampton, Ealing, Chiswick, and Richmond are all relatively close to Twickenham and provide easy access to its offerings. Homes in Wimbledon are also a great option for those who want to be close enough to the buzz of central London, but want to enjoy their trip at a slower pace.
We love the classic British exterior, separate office space to work and the splashes of color that make the room pop here in Sweet Studio. It's convenientlTo get to Twickenham: Take a short 8 minute walk to the bus stop at Kew Retail Park and then take the R68 for 28 minutes until you reach the York Street stop in Twickenham.
The Kew Eye
Positioned on the 17th floor, it's no surprise that the balcony here at The Kew Eye offers breathtakingly sweeping views. We also love how the sumptuous interiors are brought to life by the natural light coming in from the floor to ceiling windows. Thanks to its location near to Gatwick Airport, this home is perfect for interntaional business travellers.
The Quiet Reader
The abundance of open space both inside and out at The Quiet Reader is quite spectacular, as are the grand high ceilings. And don't even get us started on that book collection…
The House of Art
Inside The House of Art, you'll be in awe of the colorful artwork decorating every corner of the home. Then, step outside for a breath of fresh air in the pictureque garden, ideal for a warm summer's evening.
Guests will love the top quality kitchen equipped with steel appliances in Quintessential Richmond, which is an ideal space for keen cooks. The old world style furniture and the porcelain bathtub are also standout features that we love in the gorgeous home in Richmond.
The best things to see and do
Get some fresh air at Richmond Park. It's a national nature reserve, London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest, European Special Area of Conservation, and one of London's eight Royal Parks. Covering 2,500 acres, you can't get any more great outdoor-sy than this. Have a picnic with your friends, walk through ancient trees, or try to spot some wildlife. If you catch sight of a herd of deer, don't be alarmed - it's only natural.
Strawberry Hill's history began in 1747 by Horace Walpole. Walpole purchased the land and set about construction for his new summer residence. When nearby locals became interested in the property, he allowed four visitors inside per day and his housekeeper would be their tour guide. Besides his neighbors, he also hosted foreign ambassadors, royals, and other aristocrats.
The castle became an important factor in the emergence of Gothic Revival architecture during the 18th and 19th centuries. Today, you can go on a self guided tour of the inside by paying a small fee. £12.50 for adults, £6.25 for students, National Trust and Art Fund members, and free for under 16s. Guided tours are only available of groups of 15 or more.
Dating back to the 17th century, Ham House is situated by the Thames. It was created by the Duchess of Lauderdale and her husband, the Duke. Inside you'll find collections of paintings, furniture, and textiles. You may also even see a ghost or two because rumors say Ham House is one of the most haunted houses in Britain. It's now owned by the National Trust and open to the public.
Twickenham Stadium & The World Rugby Museum
Twickenham Stadium is a rugby union stadium owned by the Rugby Football Union (RFU). It hosts test matches for the England national rugby union team and some official matches for the Middlesex Sevens, Aviva Premiership, Anglo-Welsh Cup, European Champions Cup, and the varsity match between Oxford and Cambridge. It's the largest rugby union stadium in the world and the second largest stadium in the U.K, after Wembley Stadium. It can seat up to 82,000 people. Besides rugby, concerts also find a home at Twickenham Stadium. Past acts include Bon Jovi, Rihanna, U2, Beyonce, and The Rolling Stones.
If you want to visit for a rugby game, you'll have to go through the online ticketing system on the England rugby website and purchase tickets ahead of time. If not, you can simply tour the stadium on a non-game day. Again, purchase ahead of time because there's limited availability on tours. Established in 1996, the World Rugby Museum is located inside Twickenham Stadium. It's the world's largest rugby museum with over 37,000 pieces of memorabilia, rugby equipment, and the like. In addition to permanent displays, the museum has spaces dedicated to temporary exhibits. Tickets to the museum are available for purchase only on the day.
Marble Hill House
Located by the riverside, Marble Hill is a Palladian villa that was built for the Countess of Suffolk, Henrietta Howard. She was known as King George II's mistress. Famous figures, like Jonathan Swift, were frequenters of the Georgian respite. There's are free mindfulness and yoga classes held every Wednesday and Saturday held on the grounds. If you like grand houses, you'll probably quite like a certain royal residence, so be sure to take a look at our list of the best places to stay near Buckingham Palace next.