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Twickenham
Location
OS grid reference: TQ155735
Latitude: 51.44864249588457°
Longitude: -0.33697703452280936°
Administration
London borough: Richmond
County level: Greater London
Region: London
Constituent country: England
Sovereign state: United Kingdom
Other
Ceremonial county: Greater London
Historic county: Middlesex
Services
Police force: Metropolitan Police
Fire brigade: London Fire Brigade
Ambulance service: London Ambulance
Post office and telephone
Post town: TWICKENHAM
Postal district: TW1, TW2
Dialling code: 020
Politics
UK Parliament: Twickenham
London Assembly: South West
European Parliament: London
London | List of places in London

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It is best known as the home of Twickenham Stadium — the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union. Over the years the stadium has encouraged the growth of the disproportionately large number of public houses and eateries in the area. Twickenham is also notable for its arts heritage and is the home of the Royal Military School of Music at Kneller Hall. Historical variants of the name include Tuiccanham and Twittenham. Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham) is a stadium located in the Twickenham district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is the rugby union governing body in England. ... A thatched pub (The Williams Arms) at Wrafton, near Braunton, North Devon, England The Kings Arms Pub in Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. ... The Royal Military School of Music in Twickenham, West London trains musicians for the British Armys twenty nine bands. ... Kneller Hall is a stately home in the Twickenham area of west London, and takes its name from Sir Godfrey Kneller, court painter court painter to British monarchs from Charles II to George I. Today it houses the Royal Military School of Music, training musicians for the British Army’s...

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Geography

The town is bordered on the south-eastern side by the River Thames and Eel Pie Island — which is connected to the Twickenham embankment by a narrow footbridge erected in 1957, prior to which access was by means of a hand-operated ferry that was hauled across using a chain on the riverbed. The land adjacent to the river, from Strawberry Hill in the south to Marble Hill Park in the north, is occupied by a mixture of luxury dwellings, formal gardens, public houses and a newly built park and leisure facility. The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... Eel Pie Island, in the River Thames at Twickenham in London, England, can only be reached by a footbridge or boat. ... Strawberry Hill is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames near Twickenham. ... Marble Hill House is a Palladian villa on the River Thames in Twickenham, southwest London. ...


In the south, in Strawberry Hill, lies St Mary's College, one of London's prominent universities (and the oldest Catholic college in the UK), historically specialising in sports studies, teacher training, religious studies and the humanities Drama studies and English literature. Strawberry Hill was originally a small cottage in two or three acres (8,000 or 12,000 m²) of land by the River Thames. Horace Walpole, a son of the politician Robert Walpole, rented the cottage in 1717 and subsequently bought it and turned it into one of the incunabula of the Gothic revival. The college shares part of its campus with Walpole's Strawberry Hill. On adjacent land were the villa and garden of the poet Alexander Pope. A road just north of the campus is named Pope's Grove, and a local landmark next to the main road is the Pope's Grotto a public house where Pope's landmark informal garden used to be. Near this hostelry lies St Catherine's school for girls and St James's school for boys, formerly a convent, in a building on the site of Pope's white stucco villa and the location of Pope's original — surviving — grotto. St Marys College is a catholic girls school in Adeladie South Australia. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of the United Kingdom and the largest city of England (strangely, England has no constitutional existence within the United Kingdom, and therefore cannot be said to have a capital). ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... In education, teachers are those who teach students or pupils, often a course of study or a practical skill, including learning and thinking skills. ... Religious studies is the designation commonly used in the English-speaking world for a multi-disciplinary, secular study of religion that dates to the late 19th century in Europe (and the influential early work of such scholars as Friedrich Max Müller, in England, and Cornelius P. Tiele, in the... The examples and perspective in this article may not represent a worldwide view. ... The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American as was T.S Eliot, Salman... 19th century Cottages in the small hamlet of Crafton, Buckinghamshire In modern usage, a cottage is a dwelling, typically in a non-urban location (although there are cottage-style dwellings in cities). ... Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, more commonly known as Horace Walpole, (September 24, 1717 – March 2, 1797), was a politician, writer and forerunner of the Gothic revival. ... The Right Honourable Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford, KG, KB, PC (26 August 1676 – 18 March 1745), usually known as Sir Robert Walpole, was a British statesman who is generally regarded as having been the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. ... Victoria Tower at the Palace of Westminster, London: Gothic details provided by A.W.N. Pugin The Gothic revival was a European architectural movement with origins in mid-18th century England. ... Alexander Pope, an English poet best known for his Essay on Criticism and Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the early eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. ... A thatched pub (The Williams Arms) at Wrafton, near Braunton, North Devon, England The Kings Arms Pub in Sandford-on-Thames, Oxfordshire. ... A Grotto (Italian grotta), when it is not an artificial garden feature, is a cave, small or quite large, usually near water and often flooded or liable to flood at high tide. ...


There are a large number of fine houses in the area, many of them Victorian. Radnor Gardens lies opposite the Pope's Grotto. Manchester Town Hall is an example of Victorian architecture found in Manchester, UK. The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles predominantly in the Victorian era. ...


Twickenham proper begins in the vicinity of the Pope's Grotto, with a large and expensive residential area of (mostly) period houses to the west, and a number of exclusive properties to the east, on or near the river. Further to the north and west lies the district of Whitton, an area of Twickenham, once of allotments and farm land, but now of 1930s housing. Whitton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


The fashionable district of St Margarets lies immediately to the east of central Twickenham, across the river from Richmond, and is popular for its attractive tree-lined residential roads and an eclectic range of shops and cafés. Much of St Margarets next to the River Thames was formerly Twickenham Park, the estate of Sir Francis Bacon, the 16th Century philosopher and Lord Chancellor. St Margarets is also the home of Twickenham Studios, one of London's most important film studios. Meanwhile, roughly to the north-east of Twickenham Centre lies the renowned area bisected by Whitton Road, including the famous Court Way. St. ... Richmond is a suburb in southwest London, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Coffeehouse in Damascus A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or café shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... This article or section needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Twickenham Film Studios located in London, England, is used by many television and film companies. ...


The London suburb of Isleworth lies to the north of Twickenham and St Margarets. Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ...


History

pre-Norman

Excavations have shown settlements in the area dating from the Early Neolithic, possibly Mesolithic periods. Occupation seems to have continued through the Bronze Age, the Iron Age and the Roman occupation. The area was first mentioned in a charter of 13 June 704 AD (as 'Tuican hom' and 'Tuiccanham') to cede the area to Waldhere, Bishop of London, 'for the salvation of our souls.' The charter is signed with 12 crosses. The signatories included Swaefred of Essex, Cenred of Mercia and Earl Paeogthath. An array of Neolithic artifacts, including bracelets, axe heads, chisels, and polishing tools Excavated dwellings at Skara Brae Scotland, Europes most complete Neolithic village. ... The Mesolithic (Greek mesos=middle and lithos=stone or the Middle Stone Age) was a period in the development of human technology between the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... Iron Age Axe found on Gotland This article is about the archaeological period known as the Iron Age, for the mythological Iron Age see Iron Age (mythology). ... Principal sites in Roman Britain Roman Britain refers to those parts of the island of Great Britain controlled by the Roman Empire between 43 and 410. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... Events Justinian II re-takes the throne of the Byzantine Empire Cenred succeeds to the throne of Mercia after his uncle Aethelred abdicates to become abbot of Bardney Births Deaths Adamnan, abbot of Iona (b. ... Arms of the Bishop of London The Bishop of London is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of London in the Province of Canterbury. ... Swaefred was joint king of Essex along with his brother, Sigeheard, from 694 to 709, succeeding their father Sebbi. ... Cenred (or Coenred, Coinred, Kenred) ruled the Anglo_Saxon kingdom of Mercia from 704 to 709. ...


Norman

In Norman times Twickenham was part of the Manor of Isleworth - itself part of the Hundred of Hounslow (mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086). The manor had belonged to Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia in the time of Edward the Confessor, but was granted to Walter de Saint-Valery (Waleric) by William I of England after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The Norman dynasty is a series of four monarchs, who ruled England from the time of the Norman Conquest in 1066, until 1154. ... Generic plan of a mediaeval manor; open-field strip farming, some enclosures, triennial crop rotation, demesne and manse, common woodland, pasturage and meadow Manorialism or Seigneurialism is the organization of rural economy and society in medieval western and parts of central Europe, characterised by the vesting of legal and economic... A line drawing entitled Domesday Book from Andrew Williamss Historic Byways and Highways of Old England. ... Events Domesday Book is completed in England Emperor Shirakawa of Japan starts his cloistered rule Imam Ali Mosque is rebuilt by the Seljuk Malik Shah I after being destroyed by fire. ... Ælfgar (died 1062) was the elder brother of Hereward (later known as The Wake) and son of Leofric, Earl of Mercia and Eldiva (Godiva). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... William of Normandy (French: Guillaume de Normandie; c. ... Bayeux Tapestry depicting events leading to the Battle of Hastings The Norman conquest of England was the invasion of the Kingdom of England by William the Conqueror (Duke of Normandy), in 1066 at the Battle of Hastings and the subsequent Norman control of England. ... Events January 6 - Harold II is crowned September 20 - Battle of Fulford September 25 - Battle of Stamford Bridge September 29 - William of Normandy lands in England at Pevensey. ...

 The area was farmed for the next several hundred years, while the river provided opportunities for fishing, boatbuilding and trade. Suggestions that Twickenham ever possessed a fortification (later the tower of St Mary's parish church) are completely erroneous. 

17th century

Bubonic Plague spread to the town in 1605. 67 deaths were recorded. It appears that Twickenham had a Pest House (short for "pestilence") in the 17th century, although the location is not known. Bubonic plague is the best-known variant of the deadly infectious disease plague, which is caused by the enterobacteria Yersinia pestis. ... 1605 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ...


There was also a Watch House in the middle of the town, with stocks, a pillory and a whipping post — its owner charged to "ward within and about this Parish and to keep all Beggars and Vagabonds that shall lye abide or lurk about the Towne and to give correction to such...". The stocks are a device used since medieval times for public humiliation, corporal punishment, and torture. ... It has been suggested that Pranger be merged into this article or section. ... Whipping on a post Flagellation is the act of whipping (Latin flagellum, whip) the human body. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


In 1633 construction began on York House. It was occupied by Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester in 1656 and later by Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon. It is now occupied by the borough council. Events February 13 - Galileo Galilei arrives in Rome for his trial before the Inquisition. ... York House is an historic stately home in Twickenham, England, and today serves as the Town Hall of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester (1602 - May 5, 1671), eldest son of the 1st earl by his first wife, Catherine Spencer, granddaughter of Sir John Spencer of Althorpe, was born in 1602, and was educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. ... // Events Mehmed Köprülü becomes Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. ... Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (February 18, 1609–December 9, 1674) was an English historian and statesman. ...


1659 saw the first mention of the Twickenham Ferry, although ferrymen had already been operating in the area for many generations. Sometime before 1743 a 'pirate' ferry appears to have been started by Twickenham inhabitants. There is speculation that it operated to serve 'The Folly' — a floating hostelry of some kind. Several residents wrote to the Lord Mayor of London: // Events May 25 - Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England following the restoration of the Long Parliament, beginning a second brief period of the republican government called the Commonwealth. ... // Events February 14 - Henry Pelham becomes British Prime Minister February 21 - - The premiere in London of George Frideric Handels oratorio, Samson. ... Michael Berry Savory. ...

"...Complaining that there is lately fixed near the Shore of Twickenham on the River Thames a Vessell made like a Barge and called the Folly wherein divers loose and disorderly persons are frequently entertained who have behaved in a very indecent Manner and do frequently afront divers persons of Fashion and Distinction who often in an Evening Walk near that place, and desired so great a Nuisance might be removed,...".

The Plague struck again in 1665; 24 deaths were recorded. The Thames (pronounced []) is a river flowing through southern England, in its lower reaches flowing through London into the sea. ... Self propelled barge carrying bulk crushed stone A barge is a flat-bottomed boat, built mainly for river and canal transport of heavy goods. ... The term fashion usually applies to a prevailing mode of expression, but quite often applies to a personal mode of expression that may or may not adhere to prevailing ideals. ... For Pierre Bourdieus book Distinction see La distinction. ... 1665 (MDCLXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


18th century

Gunpowder manufacture on an industrial scale started in the area in the 18th century, on a site between Twickenham and Whitton on the banks of the River Crane. There were frequent explosions and loss of life. On 11 March 1758 one of two explosions was felt in Reading, Berkshire, and in April 1774 another explosion terrified people at church in Isleworth. Smokeless powder Gunpowder, whether black powder or smokeless powder, is a substance that burns very rapidly, releasing gases that act as a propellant in firearms. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Whitton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... The River Crane is a river in west London, England, which flows into the River Thames at Isleworth. ... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 1758 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Reading is a town and unitary authority (the Borough of Reading) in the English county of Berkshire. ... Chesma Column in Tsarskoe Selo, commemorating the end of the Russo-Turkish War. ... Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ...


In 1772 three mills blew up, shattering glass and buildings in the neighbourhood. Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford wrote complaining to his friend and relative Henry Seymour Conway, then Lieutenant General of the Ordnance, that all the decorative painted glass had been blown out of his windows at Strawberry Hill. Catherine IIs soldiers in the Russo-Turkish War, by Alexandre Benois. ... Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, more commonly known as Horace Walpole, (September 24, 1717 – March 2, 1797), was a politician, writer, and architectural innovator He was born in London, the youngest son of British Prime Minister Robert Walpole. ... The Rt Hon. ...


The powder mills remained in operation until 1927 when they were closed. Much of the site is now occupied by Crane Park, in which the old Shot Tower, mill sluices and blast embankments can still be seen. Much of the area along the river next to the Shot Tower is now a nature reserve. 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ...


Later

During the 18th century and 19th century a number of fine houses were built and Twickenham became a popular place of residence for people of 'Fashion and Distinction' (see Residents section below). (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 1894 Twickenham Urban District Council was formed. In 1902 the council bought Radnor House as the home of the leglislature. The council bought and occupied York House in 1924. (Radnor House was destroyed by a Luftwaffe bomb during the Blitz of 1940). 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Deutsche Luftwaffe or   (German: air force, literally Air Weapon, IPA: ) is the commonly used term for the German air force. ... The Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb, also known as Mother Of All Bombs, produced in the United States. ... Heinkel He 111 German bomber over the Surrey Docks, Southwark, London (German propaganda photomontage) The Blitz was the sustained bombing of the United Kingdom by Nazi Germany between 7 September 1940 and 16 May 1941. ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ...


Electricity was introduced to Twickenham in 1902 and the first trams arrived the following year. Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... A CLRV Streetcar in the City of Toronto. ...


In 1926 Twickenham was constituted as a municipal borough. Eleven years later the urban district Councils of Teddington, Hampton & Hampton Wick merged with Twickenham. In 1965 the former area of the boroughs of Twickenham, Richmond and Barnes were combined to form the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames; the council offices and chamber are still located in Twickenham at York House and in the adjacent civic centre. A borough is a political division originally used in England. ... Richmond was a municipal borough in Surrey, England from 1890 to 1965. ... Barnes was a local government district of Surrey from 1894 to 1965. ... The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London. ...


The Member of Parliament for Twickenham has been Liberal Democrat Dr Vincent Cable since his first election in 1997. Twickenham (UK Parliament constituency) includes St Margaret's, Whitton, Heathfield, Teddington, Hampton, Fulwell, Hampton Hill and Hampton Wick. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ... Vincent Cable Dr (John) Vincent Cable (born 9 May 1943, York) is a British Liberal Democrat politician and economist. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Twickenham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... St. ... Whitton can refer to: Whitton, County Durham, England Whitton, Herefordshire, England Whitton, Lincolnshire, England Whitton, London, England Whitton, Northumberland, England Whitton, Shropshire, England Whitton, Suffolk, England Whitton, Radnorshire, Wales Whitton, Roxburghshire, Scotland See also: Whitton Park, Middlesex, England Whittonditch, Wiltshire, England Whittonstall, Northumberland, England This is a disambiguation page &#8212... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Hampton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Fulwell is an affluent suburb of Sunderland, England and an individual ward of the City of Sunderland. ... Hampton Hill is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, bounded approximately by Fulwell Golf Course to the north, Bushy Park to the east and the Longford River to the south and west. ... Hampton Wick is a Thames-side area, formerly a village, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in London, England. ...


Schools

Main article: List of schools in Twickenham

This is a list of schools in Twickenham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...

Famous residents

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Nowadays, the Governor of the Falkland Islands is the local representative of the British Crown in the Falkland Islands. ... Louis-Philippe, King of the French (October 6, 1773 – August 26, 1850) reigned as the Orléanist king of the French from 1830 to 1848. ... Nigel Planer (born February 22, 1955) is a British actor, novelist and playwright. ... Alexander Pope, an English poet best known for his Essay on Criticism and Rape of the Lock Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the early eighteenth century, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. ... Sir Andrzej Panufnik (September 24, 1914 - October 27, 1991) was a Polish composer, pianist, and a conductor of classical music. ... Peter Sallis (b. ... Last of the Summer Wine, written by Roy Clarke, is a British sitcom, which has run longer than any other comedy series in the world, now in its twenty-seventh series. ... Aardman Animations, Ltd. ... Sir Robert Shirley (c. ... Sir John Suckling (February, 1609 - 1642) was an English Cavalier poet whose best known poem may be Ballad Upon a Wedding. He was born at Whitton, in the parish of Twickenham, Middlesex, and baptized there on February 10, 1609. ... Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata was a first cousin of Jamshedji Tata, a pioneering industrialist of India. ... Someone who practices Philanthropy. ... Alfred, Lord Tennyson Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 2054BC – 6 October 4392AD) was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom after William Wordsworth and is one of the most popular English poets. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter The fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, painted 1839. ... Thomas Twining (born January 8, 1735 in Twickenham, London, England; died August 6, 1804 at Colchester) was an English classical scholar. ... Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford, more commonly known as Horace Walpole, (September 24, 1717 – March 2, 1797), was a politician, writer and forerunner of the Gothic revival. ... Strawberry Hill is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames near Twickenham. ... ... The Yardbirds were an early English rock band, noted for starting the careers of three of rocks most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. ... Mystery Jets are a five-piece band based on Eel Pie Island, Twickenham, England. ... Indie rock is a subgenre of rock music often used to refer to bands that are on small independent record labels or that arent on labels at all. ...

Local geography

Nearest places

This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Hampton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Hampton Hill is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, bounded approximately by Fulwell Golf Course to the north, Bushy Park to the east and the Longford River to the south and west. ... Hampton Wick is a Thames-side area, formerly a village, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in London, England. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... Richmond is a suburb in southwest London, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... St. ... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Whitton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...

Nearest tube stations

Richmond station is a station in Richmond upon Thames, in South West London England, and is a south-western terminus of London Undergrounds District Line, and the western terminus of the North London Line (now run by Silverlink and called the Silverlink Metro). ...

Nearest railway stations

Fulwell railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 6. ... Richmond station is a station in Richmond upon Thames, in South West London England, and is a south-western terminus of London Undergrounds District Line, and the western terminus of the North London Line (now run by Silverlink and called the Silverlink Metro). ... St Margarets railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 4. ... Strawberry Hill railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south west London, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. ... Twickenham railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. ... Whitton railway station is in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, in south London, and is in Travelcard Zone 5. ...

External links

  • Twickenham Town Centre
  • The London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Council
  • The Twickenham Museum
  • The Twickenham Society
  • Twickenham Online
  • Library Local History Notes on houses and persons mentioned.
  • The Guardian Pass Notes column on Twickenham
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Districts: Barnes | Ham | Hampton | Kew | Mortlake | Richmond | St. Margarets | Teddington | Twickenham | Whitton The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames is a London borough in South West London and part of Outer London. ... Barnes is a suburb in south-west London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Hampton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Kew is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in South West London. ... Mortlake is a part of south west London between Sheen and Barnes and bounded by the river Thames to the north. ... Richmond is a suburb and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, England. ... St. ... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Whitton is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


Attractions: Bushy Park | Hampton Court Palace | London Wetlands Centre | Kew Gardens | Richmond Park | Twickenham Stadium Bushy Park Bushy Park is the second-largest of the Royal Parks of London. ... Hampton Court Palace with the Union Jack flying Hampton Court Palace is a former royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, south west London, United Kingdom. ... Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust London Wetlands Centre WWT London Wetlands Centre is a wetland reserve managed by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in the Barnes area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, by Barn Elms. ... Royal Botanic Gardens redirects here. ... A corner of the Isabella Plantation in Richmond Park Richmond Park is the largest of the Royal Parks in London. ... Twickenham Stadium (usually known as just Twickenham) is a stadium located in the Twickenham district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ...


Constituencies: Richmond Park | Twickenham Richmond Park is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Twickenham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ...


Main districts of the London boroughs | List of places in London

Acton | Barking | Barnes | Barnet | Battersea | Beckenham | Bermondsey | Bethnal Green | Bexleyheath | Bloomsbury | Brentford | Brixton | Bromley | Camberwell | Camden Town | Carshalton | Catford | Chelsea | Chingford | Chislehurst | Chiswick | City | Clapham | Clerkenwell | Coulsdon | Croydon | Dagenham | Deptford | Ealing | East Ham | Edmonton | Eltham | Enfield Town | Feltham | Finchley | Fulham | Greenwich | Hackney | Hammersmith | Hampstead | Harrow | Hendon | Highbury | Highgate | Hillingdon | Holborn | Hornchurch | Hounslow | Ilford | Isle of Dogs | Isleworth | Islington | Kensington | Kentish Town | Kilburn | Kingston upon Thames | Lambeth | Lewisham | Leyton | Mayfair | Mitcham | Morden | Nag's Head | New Malden | Orpington | Paddington | Peckham | Penge | Pinner | Poplar | Purley | Putney | Richmond | Romford | Ruislip | Shepherd's Bush | Shoreditch | Sidcup | Soho | Southall | Southgate | Stepney | Stoke Newington | Stratford | Streatham | Surbiton | Sutton | Sydenham | Teddington | Thamesmead | Tooting | Tottenham | Twickenham | Upminster | Uxbridge | Walthamstow | Wandsworth | Wanstead | Wapping | Wealdstone | Welling | Wembley | West Ham | Westminster | Whitechapel | Willesden | Wimbledon | Wood Green | Woodford | Woolwich The administrative area of Greater London contains thirty-two London boroughs. ... This is a partial list of places in London, England. ... Acton is a place in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Barking is the principal town in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ... Barnes is a suburb in south-west London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... High Barnet or Chipping Barnet is a place in the London Borough of Barnet. ... Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Beckenham is a town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. ... Bermondsey is a place in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Bethnal Green is an area in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in the East End of London. ... Bexleyheath, formerly known as Bexley New Town, part of the London Borough of Bexley, consists of a suburban development located 12 miles (19. ... Bloomsbury is an area of central London, in the London Borough of Camden. ... Brentford is a suburb in the London Borough of Hounslow at the confluence of the River Thames and the River Brent in South West London, situated approximately 8 miles (12. ... Brixton is an area of South London, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Bromley is the principal town in the London Borough of Bromley, England. ... Camberwell is a district of London in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Camden Town is a place in the London Borough of Camden, England. ... Carshalton is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Sutton, located 10 miles (16. ... Catford is an area in the London Borough of Lewisham, England. ... Statue of Thomas More on Cheyne Walk. ... Chingford is a town in London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Chislehurst is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Chiswick (IPA pronunciation: ) is an extensive district of West London, located within the eastern extremity of the London Borough of Hounslow and 5. ... Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ... Clapham is a neighbourhood in the London Borough of Wandsworth, South London. ... Clerkenwell (pronounced clarkenwell) is a locality in the southermost part of the London Borough of Islington. ... Grid reference: TQ298596 Coulsdon is a place in the London Borough of Croydon on the Brighton Road (A23). ... Croydon, Greater London is a major urban town and commercial centre 9. ... Dagenham is a town within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ... Deptford is an area of the London Borough of Lewisham, on the south bank of the River Thames in south-east London. ... Ealing is a town in the London Borough of Ealing. ... East Ham is a place in the London Borough of Newham. ... Edmonton is a place in the eastern part of the London Borough of Enfield. ... Eltham is a place in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... Enfield Town is a town in the London Borough of Enfield. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Finchley is a place in the London Borough of Barnet, London, England. ... Fulham is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham located 3. ... Greenwich (pronounced grenn-itch , or by the locals) is a town, now part of the south eastern urban sprawl of London, on the south bank of the River Thames in the London Borough of Greenwich. ... The Hackney Empire is one of the oldest surviving music halls in Britain. ... The Lyric theatre is just one of the arts and entertainment venues that have made Hammersmith a worthy rival to the West End. ... Hampstead is an area in the London Borough of Camden. ... Harrow is the principal town in the London Borough of Harrow. ... Ignore the sign — the Claddagh Ring pub is in Church Road, Hendon somewhat more than 9 miles from Athenry. ... Highbury Clock is located just north of Highbury Fields, near the junction of Highbury Barn and Highbury Hill. ... View of Highgate, John Constable, 1st quarter of 19th century. ... Hillingdon is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon. ... Holborn (pronounced ho-bun or ho-burn) is a place in London, named after a tributary to the river Fleet that flowed through the area, the Hole-bourne (the stream in the hollow). ... Hornchurch is a town in the London Borough of Havering in East London. ... Hounslow is the principal town of the London Borough of Hounslow in West London. ... Ilford is a district in the London Borough of Redbridge in East London, England. ... The Isle of Dogs in 1899, at the height of its commercial success The Isle of Dogs is in the centre of this 2005 aerial view of east London as seen from the skies over south London. ... Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ... Islington is an inner-city district in north London. ... Kensington is an area to the west of Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. ... Kentish Town is a place in London in the London Borough of Camden. ... Kilburn is an area of North London on the border of the London Borough of Brent and the London Borough of Camden. ... Kingston upon Thames, part of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, is an ancient market town where Saxon kings were crowned, and is now a lively suburb of London. ... Lambeth is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Lewisham is an area within the London Borough of Lewisham in south-east London. ... Leyton is a town in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Mayfair is an area in the City of Westminster London, named after the fortnight-long May Fair that took place there from 1686 until it was banned in that location in 1764. ... Mitcham is a place in the London Borough of Merton. ... Morden is a place in the London Borough of Merton. ... The former Nags Head pub Nags Head, Holloway is a locality in North London, in the Borough of Islington. ... New Malden is a suburban town and shopping centre mostly in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and partly in the London Borough of Merton, and is situated 9. ... Orpington is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Paddington is an area in the west of London in the City of Westminster. ... Peckham is a place in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Penge is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Pinner is a suburb in north-west London. ... Poplar is an area of the East End of London in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... Purley is a place in the London Borough of Croydon. ... Putney is a district in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Richmond is a suburb and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London, England. ... Romford is a town in East London, England and the principal settlement of the London Borough of Havering. ... Ruislip (pronounced rice-lip [raɪslɪp]) is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon, in northwest London, England. ... Shepherds Bush is a district of West London in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, situated 4. ... Shoreditch Town Hall Shoreditch is a place in the London Borough of Hackney. ... Sidcup is a place in London, England in the London Borough of Bexley. ... Soho is an area of central Londons West End, in the borough of the City of Westminster. ... Southall Broadway, November 2005 Glassy Junction pub, November 2005 For people named Southall, see Southall (surname) Southall is a London suburb in the London Borough of Ealing. ... Southgate is an area in the London Borough of Enfield. ... Stepney is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. ... The Castle Climbing Centre, once the main Water Board pumping station. ... Stratford, historically Stratford Langthorne, is a place in the London Borough of Newham in East London. ... Streatham is a place in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Surbiton is a suburban area of London situated in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. ... Sutton is the principal town in the London Borough of Sutton. ... Sydenham is a place, for the most part, in the London Borough of Lewisham; though some streets towards Crystal Palace Park and Penge are in the London Borough of Bromley, and some streets off Sydenham Hill are in the London Borough of Southwark. ... Teddington is a suburb of south west London, England and part of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. ... Thamesmead is a new town, more realistically a new suburb, in London built on the southern bank of the River Thames, 9. ... Tooting is a suburb in the London Borough of Wandsworth in south London. ... Tottenham is in the London Borough of Haringey. ... Upminster is a place in the London Borough of Havering. ... Uxbridge is a place in the London Borough of Hillingdon in West London, England. ... Walthamstow is a town in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. ... Wandsworth is a largely middleclass area by the River Thames in south-west London. ... Wanstead is a place in the London Borough of Redbridge. ... Wapping Old Stairs, one of many points of access to the foreshore in the area. ... Wealdstone is a place in the London Borough of Harrow, north-west London. ... Welling is a district in the London Borough of Bexley. ... Wembley is a place in the London Borough of Brent. ... This article is about the borough called West Ham, for the football club, see West Ham United F.C. West Ham is in the London Borough of Newham located 6. ... Westminster is a district within the City of Westminster in London. ... Whitechapel is a place in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom. ... Willesden is an area in North West London which forms part of the London Borough of Brent. ... Wimbledon (pronounced ) is a suburb of London, part of the London Borough of Merton and located seven miles (11. ... Wood Green is a district in the London Borough of Haringey. ... Woodford is principally noteworthy for being the birthplace of the founder members of the notorious association who called themselves the Whores Drawers in the 1980s. ... Woolwich is a suburb in south-east London, England in the London Borough of Greenwich, on the south side of the River Thames, though the tiny exclave of North Woolwich (which is now part of the London Borough of Newham) is on the north side of the river. ...


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Twickenham - definition of Twickenham in Encyclopedia (1160 words)
Twickenham is a town in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in the south-west of London, England
The land adjacent to the river, from Strawberry Hill in the south, to Marble Hill Park in the north, is occupied with a mixture of luxury dwellings, formal gardens, public houses and a derelict swimming bath.
Twickenham proper begins in the vicinity of the Pope's Grotto, with a large and expensive residential area of (mostly) period houses to the west, and a number of exclusive properties to the east - on or near the river.
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