Things to do
Twickenham has an enviable range of things to do. There is something for you, your family and your friends to enjoy. Twickenham has a number of great restaurants and bars and its proximity to Kingston, Richmond and London mean that there are endless options for shopping, eating and nights out. Twickenham is the home of English Rugby and during rugby season this area is very popular with tourists and fans. Other popular tourist attractions in the area include, Strawberry Hill House and private boat tours of the River Thames.
If you fancy a relaxing day out, Twickenham has easy access to both Richmond Park and Bushy Park where you can stroll and take in the scenery. Richmond Park was created by Charles I as a deer park in the 17th Century; it is now recognised for its importance in wildlife conservation. Bushy Park is home to the Diana Fountain, often regarded as one of the most important sculptures in Britain.
The River Thames runs through the centre of town and provides access to sports such as rowing. There are also many impressive locations which you can visit on a day out such as Orleans House, Marble Hill Park and Randor Gardens. Twickenham also is renowned for Eel Pie Island, a major Jazz and Blues venue in the 1960’s. The Mary Wallace Theatre is Twickenham’s local theatre but Richmond Theatre and London’s West End are all within commutable distance for you to enjoy a night of theatrics or comedy.
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Transport Links in and around Twickenham
With its proximity to London, Twickenham offers excellent transport links in and around the town as well as for further journeys.
For those travelling via train, Twickenham train station is located in Travelcard Zone 5 and provides a direct service to London Waterloo with a journey time of approximately 20 minutes. From London Waterloo you can access connecting overground, underground and Thameslink services.
For road users, the A316 is easily accessible from Twickenham and from here you can access the M25 and the M3 either into or out of London. There is also a frequent bus service also operates providing easy access to Richmond (where you can pick up the District Line), Kingston and beyond.
Who lives in Twickenham?
Twickenham is home to a wide variety of people. Due to the high calibre schooling offered in the area, the primary interest in the Twickenham sales market is from families. The proximity to London is also an attractive feature of Twickenham to young professionals, meaning that they form the majority of renters in this area. Currently, there are new shared ownership flats under construction which are proving to be attractive to first-time buyers.
The Property Market in Twickenham
As always the property market in Twickenham remains strong. Zoopla estimates that the average house price in this area is £670,000, an increase of 5.64% in the last 12 months (as at 27th February 2017). According to Zoopla estimates the average rental prices in Twickenham are £810 pcm for a 1 bedroom house, or £2,200 for a 3 bedroom house. Prices are approximately £1,700 for a 2 bedroom flat in Twickenham.
Typical properties in Twickenham are Victorian and 1930’s builds alongside a selection of Georgian riverside homes. To the East of Twickenham you will find some of the most expensive properties, including Georgian terraces, cottages and impressive Edwardian houses. Towards the centre of town and the rugby stadium, you will find more variety in terms of size and style. Opposite Twickenham Station is the newly erected Brewery Wharf Development, a large complex of houses and flats for sale and rent. This wide selection of property means that Twickenham has something to offer everyone!