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Twickenham Stadium – officially opened in 1909, the home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) and England Rugby is steeped in history and tradition. ‘The Old Cabbage Patch’ is one of the most iconic venues in UK sport and has played host not only to rugby union but also to rugby league and the NFL.
From World Cup finals and Six Nations Grand Slams to sell-out concerts, Twickenham has seen its fair share of superstars from the worlds of both sport and stage. Not only have the likes of Jonah Lomu, David Campese, Jonny Wilkinson, and Odell Beckham Jr. all graced the hallowed Twickenham turf but global megastars like The Rolling Stones, Rihanna and Eminem have all rocked the stage in this South West London suburb.
So, with such a multitude of events happening at Twickenham, where is the stadium actually located and what is the best way to travel there?
Situated South West of the city of London by searching for postcode TW2 7BA, Twickenham Stadium is easily accessible by rail or road and is one of the major landmarks in this area of the city. Please see the map below which shows you the location of the stadium.
GETTING TO TWICKENHAM STADIUM?
Now that you know where the stadium is located, there are several transportation methods you can use to get to the big game. Here are our handy tips on getting to the stadium.
From the M25, take the J12 exit onto the M3, which leads you to the A316. Twickenham Stadium is located next to the Lexus/Toyota car dealership, which is off the Whitton Road roundabout. If you are driving from London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout to get to the stadium.
Make sure to leave additional time when travelling during peak hours as the A316 can become busy as visitors head to the stadium.
Twickenham Stadium is served by three mainline railway stations; the nearest being Twickenham (10-minute walk), followed by Whitton (20-minute walk) and St.Margaret’s (20-minute walk). Not only do you have multiple options via rail but such is the location of Twickenham Stadium, there are also two tube stations nearby.
Richmond Station offers both overland rail and tube services with a free shuttle bus service to the stadium and Hounslow East tube station is an approximate 30-minute bus journey to the stadium.
The following routes all provide services which will get you to the vicinity of the stadium:
- 281/481/681 route – 1-min walk*
- H20 route – 5-min walk.
- 267 route – 8-min walk.
- R68, R70, 33, 290, 110, H22 or 490 – 10/15-min walk.
*(subject to diversions after road closures)
For more information on public transport to and from the stadium, take a look at Transport for London.
You know where the stadium is now and how to get there, so hopefully we’ll be seeing you for the next England home game very soon! With the Guinness Six Nations 2024 kicking off in the coming weeks, all eyes will be focused on Twickenham – so make sure you’re there!