Twickenham, the home to English Rugby, is located roughly 40 minutes from Croydon Park Hotel by public transport. The easiest way to get there is to head down to East Croydon Station and take the southern towards London Victoria, get off at Clapham Junction and get the South West Train towards Reading disembarking at Twickenham.
Twickenham is the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world and can hold an impressive 82,000 people. The England Rugby team play all their home matches at Twickenham, with the stadium hosting Rugby World Cup fixtures as recently as 2015. Atmosphere is great at these home games, with it being a great day out for the family. Fans from opposing sides have been known to sit side by side and enjoy the banter of rivalling teams. The 6 Nations rugby tournament takes place every year in February and March with 2 or 3 (depending on the year) home games taking place in the stadium. Tickets are available from major outlets and it’s definitely a day out for everyone!
When Twickenham isn’t hosting major international rugby games, it opens its doors as a high capacity music venue with world renowned artists such as U2, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi and R.E.M all having played there over the years .
If you’re a rugby fanatic and are not able to attend one of the matches, then you can always travel to Twickenham Stadium to the World Rugby Museum – displaying 25,000 rugby objects in their permanent galleries. Over 25,000 visitors are welcomed to the museum annually, perfect for a day out with friends and family.