Guide to the Six Nations 2017 – Twickenham Stadium, London, England
London is the host city for England, home to the largest dedicated rugby union stadium in the world. Twickenham Stadium can seat 82,000 spectators, giving it a fantastic atmosphere for Six Nations fixtures. Twickenham itself offers a great destination to visit, and you have the option of staying locally or easily travelling in from London for match day.
You have several options for travelling to the UK by ferry, with routes to Dover from Calais and Dunkirk, and from Dieppe to Newhaven putting you within easy reach of London. You can drive directly from Dover to Twickenham in around an hour and 45 minutes via the M20 and the M25, or central London in around an hour. From Newhaven to Twickenham is around an hour and half drive.
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How to get to Twickenham
If you decide to stay in central London, you can easily reach Twickenham via the overground train from Waterloo, which takes just 20 minutes. Then it’s a quick five minute walk to the stadium itself, or there is a free shuttle bus on match days. If you are driving to Twickenham from outside London, it’s accessible from the M25 via the M3 at junction 12.
There is limited parking at the stadium that quickly fills up on international match days, and local street parking is strictly for residents only. You can pre-book a parking space at the stadium, or you can try the offsite parking at Rosebine Avenue, just a 10 minute walk away, or the park and ride service from Hounslow Civic Centre.
Twickenham Stadium – 2017 Six Nations Fixtures
Saturday 4th February 2017:
England v France at Twickenham Stadium, London 4:50pm
Sunday 26th February 2017:
England v Italy at Twickenham Stadium, London 3:00pm
Saturday 11th March 2017:
England v Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, London 4:00pm
What to see in Twickenham
Twickenham has long been famous as the home of rugby union in the UK, but it’s also home to a bustling and historic town centre and beautiful riverside scenery. There are several historic stately homes to visit, including the stunning Strawberry Hill House with its gothic spires, the elegant Georgian Marble Hill House, and the serene gardens of York House.
If you’re more interested in beer gardens, you could visit Twickenham Fine Ales, one of the oldest microbreweries in London. You can take a tour of the brewery and learn how the beer is made, sampling the results as you go. For a pre-match pint, head to the Turk’s Head pub to soak up the atmosphere, and go for the traditional British curry afterwards at Little Mumbai.
The stadium itself is Twickenham’s biggest draw, and it’s a must-visit for rugby fans whether there’s a match on or not. The World Rugby Museum can be found in the East Stand of the stadium, and features more than 25,000 objects relating to the history of the sport, along with regular guest exhibitions.
You can also pick up official merchandise from the Rugby Store, located in the South Stand, including clothing, gifts and souvenirs.
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