Twickenham Travel Guide

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Twickenham Things to Do

  • York House Gardens

    York House dates back to the 17th century and today acts as offices for the London Borough of Richmond, in which Twickenham is situated. Its grounds are open to the public and still retain the sense of being the gardens of a stately home rather than a local park. The house was formerly owned by an Indian industrialist, Sir Ratan Tata, and these...

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  • Eel Pie Island: music and art

    In the middle of the Thames in Twickenham, and connected to the bank only by footbridge, is a place so tranquil, almost magical, that it seems inconceivable that you are in a London borough. A winding footpath leads between secluded houses, many rather ramshackle and rustic in appearance. Further along the bank, shipbuilders work, using methods no...

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  • See the boats on the Thames

    I love looking at boats, so walked along where small boats were anchored, and across where larger one's were moored by the Island.The Hurlingham is the sister ship of the Marchioness one which which sank in an accident with the Bowbelle in 1989 when 53 people died.

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  • visit York house and its gardens

    York House today serves as the Town Hall for Twickenham.Originally the central part of the house dates to the 1630s. It was built for Andrew Pitcarne who was a courtier of King Charles I. When he died in 1640, the house was sold to Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester in 1656, and then re-sold in 1661 for £3,500 to Henry Hyde, the son of Edward...

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  • Mary Wallace Theatre

    According to the company's publicity online :The Richmond Shakespeare Society is a highly-respected amateur dramatic society with a Membership from a wide area.It was founded in 1934 to perform Shakespeare's plays annually in the open air. It has grown to have a programme of eight productions a year by vastly differing playwrights of all eras, from...

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  • Eel Pie Island

    In the 1960s the owner of The Eel Pie Island Hotel invited the bands like The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, David Bowie, Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd and other 'new' music groups to perform at his club.It became a legend.Today there is the Eel Pie Pub in the main street.

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  • Visit the gallery

    Orleans House Gallery is hosting a "music in Richmond' exhibition at the moment.It's entitled 'making music' and runs till 23rd October 2005.It spans the musical history of Richmond, over 500 years., exploring patrons, composers, musicians, with local links--Heidegger,Chopin,Panufnik,to the Beatles and Rolling Stones.The gallery is free and is open...

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  • 75,000 Englishmen Singing

    One of the most interesting things you can do in Twickenham is to go enjoy a game at the stadium. I was very impressed that 75,000 English Rugby fans could sound so good together singing "Swing Low". It was so impressive, I had to take this picture of them doing so when we watched England defeat Tonga in the RWC '99.

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  • Museum of Rugby

    This is a really interesting museum - loads to see and do. And you can have your photo taken with the World Cup like Jeff did!

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Twickenham Hotels

  • Premier Inn Twickenham East

    Corner Sixth Cross/Staines Rd, Twickenham, TW2 5PE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Twickenham Marriott Hotel

    198 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Premier Inn Twickenham

    Chertsey Road, Whitton, Twickenham, TW2 6LS, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

Twickenham Restaurants

  • Riverside pub

    After our recent riverside walk and visit to Eel Pie Island, on a hot Sunday afternoon in July, we were ready for a drink. The Barmy Arms is very conveniently located a few metres from the foot bridge that crosses to the island, and has a large outside terrace which even on such a lovely day was not completely full. We really enjoyed relaxing here,...

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  • tapas bar

    The restaurant is Mediterranean style with both indoor and outdoor seating. The waiters were all of and two wicked desserts :banoffee @ £4.50 ;choux bombes with ice cream @ £4.95.The two cups of tea cost us £3.20. Expensive but we were treating ourselves after a fabulous day out in the sun. Obviously it is a favourite with young working men and...

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  • Fantastic seafood

    Great, fresh fish, simply cooked. Speciality is oysters from Scotland, but all thje rest of the food comes highly recommended. PLeasant, simple surroundings, if a little too brightly lit for my taste. Anything fishy and grilled with fries.

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Twickenham Shopping

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    by uglyscot Written Jun 7, 2010

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    The shop was full of old fashioned sweets and ornaments that caught the eye as we walked past. The shop produces Retro sweets, locally produced ice-cream and organic chocolate.
    There are also gifts and wedding favours.

    What to buy: bulls eyes , licorice comfits or whatever reminds you of your childhood before Snickers, Galaxy and Mars took over.

    jars of sweets
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Twickenham Warnings and Dangers

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    by ATXtraveler Written Feb 7, 2005

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    If you drink too much beer while you are watching a rugby match in Twickenham, you are required to wear the hat of the beer company which put you into this state. Here, clearly friends Dave and Amy were a little past normal consumption levels and were subject to the "superfan" rugby hat!

    Dave, Amy and Tetley's
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Twickenham Off The Beaten Path

  • Raft Man's view!

    This is what Raft Man looks out at every day-lucky thing-from his mooring in the middle of the river.I just realised something funny-Mick Jagger lives at the top of the Hill-top left in pic.So he can look at raftman and raftman can observe him!From the sublime to the ridiculous-2 opposite ends of the economic spectrum:-)

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  • River Walk and 'Raft Man'

    The walk from Twickenham to Richmond, along the riverside is a pleasant one, taking in the wildlife and beautiful views.Turning left after visiting Orleans Gallery, will take you along the river, via the footpath.Along the way you'll pass 'Raft Man'.He has lived on the river on his home made raft, for over 25 years!He lives alone on it and hasn't...

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  • My seat for England Tonga

    After reading my tip on the Queen's seat just now... you can see where I actually got to watch the game from. England ended up destroying Tonga, almost scoring 100 points... but the most exciting point of all of this was seeing 75,000 Englishmen swaying in their seats singing "Swing Low...."

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