The nearest station to Twickenham stadium is Twickenham itself. It's just a 10-minute walk from the venue - if you're getting the train to Twickenham on a match day, just follow the crowds! There are regular direct trains to Twickenham station from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading, Ascot and Windsor & Eton Riverside. Travelling by London Underground is also an option - the nearest stations are Richmond on the District Line and Hounslow East on Piccadilly Line.
The state-of-the-art Twickenham Stadium is the undisputed home of rugby. Affectionately known as Twickers and boasting a capacity of over 81,000, it's the largest rugby ground in the world, hosting international matches for the England national team, club rugby matches and occasional major music events. It's also home to The World of Rugby Museum.
|Weekdays||06:40 - 20:20|
|Saturday||06:40 - 20:20|
|Sunday||07:40 - 19:10|
|Staffing level||Part time|
|Travel card zone||Zone 5|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Bureau de Change||Unavailable|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Customer Service notes|
Please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0345 6000 650
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||Open 24 hours|
|Saturday||Open 24 hours|
|Sunday||Open 24 hours|
|Carpark name||Station Car Park|
|Car parking spaces||43|
|Cycle storage spaces||104|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Available|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Booking hall exit and car park
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
Twickenham is fully accessible to wheelchair users. Access to platforms 4 and 5 (for trains to Reading, Wimbledon, Windsor, Richmond, Clapham and London Waterloo) is via a staff-operated stair lift. Please ask a member of staff for assistance. Access to platform 3 (for stopping services to London Waterloo and all Waterloo bound services on match days) is via the car park - please approach staff at the main entrance who will be happy to assist you. Staff available between 0615 - 2245.
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) purchased Twickenham as a ten-acre plot of land in 1907, paying just £5,000, 12 shillings and sixpence. In its early years, the ground was given over to war efforts - during both world wars it was used as a grazing field for livestock and as a huge vegetable patch. Things couldn't be any more different today. The pitch alone cost £1.2 million to develop, with under-soil heating and an irrigation system that is one of the best in the world.
When it comes to big matches, Twickenham is renowned for its atmosphere. As Swing Low Sweet Chariot swirls around the crowd it's hard not to lose your breath. The arena has also witnessed some of England's most famous triumphs and defeats, from the 1980 Five Nations Grand Slam to Australia's World Cup final in 1991. A phenomenal arena with an extraordinary past, Twickenham is the ultimate place to watch rugby.