Twickenham Stadium

Venue Information

Twickenham Stadium is a stadium located in Twickenham, a suburb of south-west London (in the historic county of Middlesex). It is the largest Rugby union stadium in the United Kingdom and has recently been enlarged to seat 82,000. This makes it the second largest stadium in the U.K after Wembley Stadium.

The stadium is the home of the Rugby Football Union (RFU), and as such primarily a venue for rugby union and hosts England's home test matches, as well as the Middlesex Sevens, the Guinness Premiership final, as well as Powergen Cup and Heineken Cup matches. The stadium is considered an icon of English rugby.

Although the ground is usually only occupied by rugby union, it has in the past hosted a number of events, such as The Eagles, U2 and The Rolling Stones concerts.

General Rules: No video cameras or recording devices allowed

Children Rules: Children are classed as being aged between 5 and 16 yrs. No babies in arms admitted.


By Air: Twickenham is approximately six miles from London Heathrow, 20 miles from London City Airport, 30 miles from London Gatwick and 40 miles from London Luton. If you are travelling from London, you may find the Transport for London journey planner useful.

If you are travelling to Heathrow and require a transfer to central London, you can use the Heathrow Express. For more information on trains running from Heathrow to London visit the Heathrow Express website at

By Train/Underground: The nearest train station is Twickenham, which is a short walk from the stadium. Turn right out of the station, and then continue down Whitton Road. Regular trains run to Twickenham from London Waterloo, Clapham Junction, Reading, Ascot and Windsor & Eton Riverside.

Other stations in the vicinity of the stadium are Whitton, St Margarets and Hounslow.

The London Overground service also runs from Richmond to North London and Stratford.

The nearest Underground stations are Hounslow East for the Piccadilly Line, and Richmond for the District Line.

South Western Railway have advised that there will be no step-free access to or from Platforms 4 and 5 at Twickenham station (fast trains to London and services to Reading) during special events at Twickenham until December 2018. This is due to station improvement works.

For full step-free access, passengers are advised to travel to Whitton. Additional station staff will be available at the station to assist passengers with their onward journey.

Alternatively, to exit Twickenham station during special events, passengers are advised to board the following services at London Waterloo, Vauxhall or Clapham Junction:

For Saturday events:
• London Waterloo via Kingston or London Waterloo via Chiswick service.

For Sunday events
• London Waterloo via Kingston

For all return journeys from Twickenham to Windsor and Eton Riverside, Reading, Kingston and Chiswick, passengers requiring assistance should change at Richmond.

South Western Railway is sorry for the inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience.

Customers travelling by train for special events at Twickenham Stadium are advised that extended waiting times of up to 45 minutes to exit/enter the station are expected.

By RFU Shuttle Bus: On all event days with an attendance of more than 35,000, there is an RFU shuttle bus service between Richmond Station and the Stadium and Hounslow East and the stadium.

The service is free and the buses return to Richmond and Hounslow after the event.

Pre-event the services run from the A316 Pools in the Park in Richmond and Hounslow East station, Kingsley Road in Hounslow.

Post-event the Richmond service departs from Rugby Road adjacent to the stadium and the Hounslow service departs from Whitton Dene to the north of the stadium.

By Bus: The buses 281, 267, 481, 681 and H20 each have regular services which pass close to the stadium. Alternatively take the R68, R70, 33, 110, 290, H22 or 490 to Twickenham town centre – the stadium is a 10-15 minute walk.

By Road: Twickenham Stadium is on the northern side of the A316 into London. From the M25, exit J12 onto the M3. This becomes the A316 and Twickenham Stadium is off the Whitton Road roundabout next to the Lexus/Toyota car dealership. From London, turn right off the A316 at Whitton Road roundabout. Please arrive EARLY to avoid congestion and temporary road closures prior to the event.

Car Parking: A controlled parking zone operates over an area of approximately one mile around the stadium. Fines and towing are enforced in this area, including Sundays. To pre-book parking at Twickenham please visit to book online, or download a booking form.

It is recommended that you pre-book a car parking space online via the RFU eTicketing site or using a booking form available in the parking section

Taxi and Private Hire Vehicles: For major events at the stadium, a dedicated drop off and collection point for private hire vehicles has been allocated in The Twickenham Stoop, Langhorn Drive, Twickenham.

This is regulated by the Local Authority, TFL and is stewarded by the RFU. It is free of charge.
The black cab rank can be found on London Road, Twickenham.

Vehicles should not illegally park in the surrounding streets waiting to collect clients as they will be subject to Local Authority Fixed Penalty Notices

By Bike: Cycle parking facilities are available next to the Ticket Office in the south east corner of the stadium.


Capacity 82000
Location Twickenham