Although Twickenham Rugby Ground doesn't reflect the actual town of Twickenham, which is characterised by aged villas and timeworn monuments, its status as the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union and as the site of England's home internationals since 1910 means that it assumes a high level of prestige in the eyes of rugby lovers and sports lovers alike. Twickenham is to rugby what Wimbledon is to tennis. Its identity is mainly derived from the game of rugby, despite the fact that the stadium is way out of town.The Rugby Museum is essentially interactive. This means they can involve visitors directly with the entire Twickenham Experience and entertain as well as inform them. If you go on the tour of the Rugby Ground, you will have the thrilling opportunity of stepping into the players' changing rooms, then walking out from the tunnel onto the pitch, before eventually taking in a spectacular view of the pitch from the top of the stand. You can even imagine yourself holding the Five Nations Cup.
Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham or Twickers is a stadium located in Twickenham, a suburb of south-west London (in the historic county of Middlesex). It is the largest Rugby union stadium in the United Kingdom and has recently been enlarged to seat 82,000. This makes it the second largest stadium in the U.K after Wembley Stadium. The stadium is the home of England's Rugby Football Union (RFU), and as such primarily a venue for rugby union and hosts England's home test matches, as well as the Middlesex Sevens, the Guinness Premiership final, as well as Powergen Cup and Heineken Cup matches. The stadium is considered an icon of English rugby.
Although the ground is usually only occupied by rugby union, it has in the past hosted a number of events, such as The Eagles, U2 and The Rolling Stones concerts. It has also been the host of rugby league's Challenge Cup final.
Though Twickenham usually only hosts rugby union fixtures, it has in the past been the venue for a number of other events.
The Twickenham Stadium is located on the northern side of the A316 as you head into London.
From the M25, you exit at Junction 12 onto the M3. Stay on this road, which becomes the A316 after a few miles. Over several bridges and directly across a roundabout you approach a second roundabout a hundred yards or so past the Stoop on your right (Harlequins Rugby Ground). You will see Twickenham Stadium on your left.
At the roundabout turn left (by the car dealership) and then straight over the mini roundabout. The stadium entrance is on the left and Rugby House on your right.
Twickenham Station is a 10 minute walk from the stadium. Services operate on the main London Waterloo to Reading line. Other stations within walking distance from the stadium include St. Margaret's, Whitton and Hounslow.
For further rail information please phone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50.
By London Underground and Bus
Richmond Station (District Line): Take the R68 or R70 to Twickenham town centre, a 15 minute walk from the stadium. On major match days there is a rugby shuttle bus service to and from the stadium.
Hounslow East (Piccadilly Line): Take the 281 bus from nearby Hounslow Bus Station to the stadium. On major match days, when diversions are in operation, alight from the 281 bus at the Admiral Nelson, Whitton High Street, a 15 minute walk from the stadium.
Other bus services close to the stadium include 267 from Hammersmith and Hampton Court, 33 from Hammersmith, 490 from Hatton Cross, 110 from Hounslow, 281 from Tolworth/Kingston, 290 from Staines, H22 from Richmond.
Cycling to Twickenham Stadium
If spectators cycle to Twickenham Stadium, Bicycle parking is available free of charge in the North Car Park, Enter by Gate 4.
Limousine and Taxi
A drop off and pick up point for limousines and taxis has been arrange in Tesco's Car Park at the junction of Rugby Road and Mogden Lane. All limousine and taxis are reminded that for post show pick ups they should arrive no later than 10.00pm in order to avoid post event road closures in the area