Twickenham is a town south west of London, on the River Thames. It is famous for Twickenham Stadium, the largest rugby union venue in the world, with a capacity of 81,605, the home of English Rugby Union. It was the major venue for the Rugby World Cup 2015. The first match, England v Fiji, was played there on 18th September 2015, as well as the quarter finals, semi finals and the final on 31st October 2015. Matches were played at ten other cities in England and the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.
Twickenham has an attractive riverside, with several pubs throughout the town. Eel Pie Island, which in the 1960s, played host to The Rolling Stones, The Who, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Pink Floyd and many other artists, before they became internationally world famous, can be reached by a footbridge over the River Thames.
Twickenham contains three period mansions. York House, Marble Hill House and Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s Gothic Castle, are all open to the public.