Take the Pitch at Twickers
During my trip to the Rugby World Cup in 1999, we had the opportunity to tour Twickenham prior to the match starting. We were able to go down to field level, check out the dressing rooms, and even pretend to run on the field!
It was truly an unbelievable experience.
It was a lovely sunny day and surprisingly warm after the cold preceding days, so we decided to go to the Riverside at Twickenham. This is a particularly nice part of the Thames with waterbirds, boats and interesting buildings. The first thing that catches the eye is the bridge across to Eel Pie Island.
With so many boats to be seen by the river, it was no surprise to see that Twickenham Rowing Club has a space on the Island , and that there are boat builders too
After spending time at the river we decided to have a walk along the street to see if there was anything interesting , which there was- old buildings and a shop with unusual goods on sale, and another with a strange name.
A difficult town to know
"Marble Hill Park"
There are lots of places outside the centre of London. Try catching the train to St Margarets from Waterloo. (I think its in zone 4). When you come out of the station turn right, pass some shops and walk for 10/15 minutes down Sandycombe Road. At the very end of Sandycombe Road, cross the busy main road and enter into the grounds of Marble Hill Park, Twickenham.
Marble Hill was built between 1724-29 and is a spectacular house, grade I listed, is run by English Heritage and it is open to the public. After you have finished at the house and grounds continue on away from the house and you will reach the River Thames. There is a lovely walk along the Thames. Turn left and walk for a mile and you will reach Richmond where you can catch the train or tube back into central London.
The house is furnished.