The home of rugby
For an exciting an insight into the history of rugby, from its humble beginnings on a school field to global popularity, there’s no better day out than a Twickenham Stadium Tour.
As well as a fascinating look behind the scenes at the stadium itself, your tickets include entry to the accompanying museum and its huge range of memorabilia and interactive exhibits.
Your tour begins when you meet your Blue Badge guide in the stadium’s East Stand. You’ll take in areas of the stadium normally off limits to visitors, including the dressing room, players’ tunnel and pitch side.
The tour includes plenty of fun facts and trivia from your guide, including Twickenham’s origins as ‘the cabbage patch’ and how much it costs to watch a game from a luxurious hospitality box.
Among the highlights of the tour is the chance to get a royal eye-view of the stadium from the exclusive Royal Box. Then, follow in the footsteps of rugby’s superstars when you line up in the players’ tunnel and emerge onto the pitch – imagining the roar of 82,000 fans as you go!
The world’s biggest rugby memorabilia collection
The museum can be visited before or after your guided tour, and is a perfect complement to the stadium tour.
Its collection of memorabilia is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Highlights include original footage of the famous England tries by a Russian prince in the 1930s, a real scrummaging machine where you can measure your strength against the professionals, and an original England jersey from the very first international game, showing just how much rugby players’ physiques have changed over time.
The local area
Twickenham may be just 30 minutes from central London but you can still make it a full day out if you like.
Nearby Church Street is a classically English street, with a selection of pubs and cafes if you’re in need of refreshment, once you’ve worked up an appetite with a walk round the York House Gardens.
With the River Thames nearby and the vast Richmond Park just a short walk away, a day out in Twickenham really does have something for everyone.