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Zone 4 National Rail

National Rail | station code TWI

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Twickenham is a leafy suburban town on the Thames, famous for its large rugby Stadium. Many 18th century buildings survive in the historic riverside area, ½ mile from the station. It is a pleasant 2 mile walk along the Thames Path to Richmond, passing Orleans House Gallery and near Marble Hill House (see St Margarets station). York House Gardens are open to the public with a bridge over the riverside road linking the two parts, the section near the Thames includes a dramatic arrangement of Naked Ladies statues around a cascade. York House is used as council offices.

World Rugby Museum and Stadium Tours ½ mile

The large Twickenham Stadium is the home of England Rugby and the Museum has a large collection of rugby memorabilia. Stadium Tours are available too.
Open TWThFS 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700.

Eel Pie Island Museum ½ mile

The museum tells the story of the important part Eel Pie Island Hotel played in the British Blues Explosion of the 1960s, kick starting the careers of many musicians including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart. Also covered are the Island's historic boatyards and resident Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio.
Open ThFSSu 1200-1800.

Twickenham Museum ½ mile

A small museum covering the history of Twickenham and the local area including Teddington, Whitton and the Hamptons. Admission free.
Open Sat 1300-1500. Sun 1400-1600.

Orleans House Gallery ¾ mile

An art gallery in the remains of Orleans House, including the unusual Octagon room. Stables Gallery and Café. Exhibitions programme. Admission free.
Open TWThFSSu & BH 1000-1700.
Orleans House Gallery is also ¾ mile from St Margarets station.

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