Twickenham Stadium, also sometimes referred to as Twickenham or Twickers, is a rugby stadium located in the town of Twickenham within the London borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is the home of the rugby union and therefore hosts a big number of important rugby matches, such as the Aviva Premiership, the LV Cup and the Middlesex Sevens. Twickenham Stadium has also been a host for the Rugby World Cup several times.
Apart from a number of impressive concerts by world famous artists, Twickenham Stadium has been reserved for rugby and is actually the biggest stadium in the world devoted to the sport. After extensive reconstruction in 1995 and another redevelopment a decade later, the stadium now seats 82,000 people and also holds a Marriott hotel overlooking the fields as well as the World Rugby Museum. As the name suggests, the museum doesn’t only focus on English rugby, but covers the sport as a worldwide phenomenon. Find out about the origins of some of the world’s most famous rugby players, relive several of the best matches the sport has ever seen and learn about rugby history from its beginnings to the present day with interactive displays. Additionally, an ever changing selection of special exhibitions cover some of the more obscure details and items of the sport.
Twickenham Stadium can be found in South West London. The nearest train station, also called Twickenham, is only a short walk away from the stadium. There is parking available, however the parking spaces are limited and especially on game days, it’s advisable to pre-book online. There are tours of the stadium and the museum available several times a day, but the stadium is closed on Mondays, on holidays, as well as during matches and events.