Attractions and Places to Visit in Twickenham
Situated on the river in the London borough of Richmond upon Thames, Twickenham is a large, South West London suburb with a rich history and huge amount to explore on its doorstep. With a proud history, Twickenham is the internationally recognised home of English Rugby Union.
In addition to boasting beautiful 18th Century architecture and stunning period properties, Twickenham is today synonymous with rugby, best known for being the home of the England Rugby Football Union and for one its main tourist attractions: the iconic Twickenham Stadium.
Whether you’re a rugby fan or simply want to take in the beautiful riverside scenery, do a spot of shopping in the town centre and enjoy a stroll around period mansions and gardens, Twickenham has so much to offer.
There are some fantastic views along The Embankment in Twickenham looking towards Eel Pie Island!
Nearby, St Margarets is also home to the Twickenham Film Studios, where films such as "A Fish Called Wanda" and "Shirley Valentine" were filmed. This has led the film studio to be the most important post production studio in the UK.
Marble Hill was built for the remarkable Henrietta Howard, mistress of King George II when he was Prince of Wales, and friend and confidante of some of the cleverest men in England. The house and gardens were intended as an Arcadian retreat from crowded 18th-century London. Its grand interiors have been exquisitely restored and recreated and include a fine collection of early Georgian paintings.
Strawberry Hill House’s story begins in 1747, when Horace Walpole discovered and purchased ‘Chopp’d Straw Hall’, one of the last remaining sites available on the banks of the Thames in fashionable Twickenham. He set about transforming what was then a couple of cottages into his vision of a ‘little Gothic castle’ with pinnacles, battlements and a round tower.
The museum of international rugby history is holding the most extensive collection of rugby football memorabilia in the world, including over 38,000 recorded objects, 15,000 pieces of archival material and 9,000 photographs, from the RFU collection, the Harry Langton Collection and the RFU Rugby Archive.