Twickenham Stadium is the long-standing and iconic home of English rugby. Hosting as many as 82,000 spectators for national and international fixtures, it’s the second largest venue in the UK, and has played host to some of sport’s most memorable moments since opening in 1909.
Not only that, but Twickenham is also a favourite among some of the world’s biggest music acts. Eminem, The Rolling Stones, Rihanna and U2 are just some of the names to take to the stage at the ground in recent years, and the next big gig is always around the corner.
Whatever you’re heading to the Stadium for, making a stay of it can really add to the experience, and potentially save you a late and long journey home after the match or gig. Fortunately, there are hotels near Twickenham to suit all tastes and budgets.
Just a 25-minute walk from the Stadium gates, Ibis Budget London Hounslow is perfectly located if you’re heading to the capital for a big match. With 148 well-appointed rooms at excellent prices, it promises all the comfort you need without the fuss and frills. Keep things easy with the online check-in, while there’s the option of parking if you’re travelling in by car. Come the morning, you can tuck into a hearty continental breakfast for a small additional charge, whether that’s to fuel you before or after the game.
Little more than a 12-minute, speedy taxi ride away, Novotel London Brentford is an excellent choice of hotel near Twickenham Stadium. It sits in wonderful surrounds, a short stroll from the Thames and Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens, and offers all the luxury touches you’d expect from 4-star accommodation. Relax in the indoor heated pool and sauna, work up a sweat in the fitness centre or kick back in bed, with delicious grub delivered via room service. There’s free WIFI everywhere in the building, along with the option of a late check-out if the post-match celebrations run late into the night. Win or lose, the on-site bar is the perfect place for a night cap.
A 25-minute drive away, the Mercure London Heathrow Airport hotel is the obvious choice if you’re flying in from afar. Even if you’re heading to the capital from more locally, though, the top-notch facilities mean this is still an excellent pick. With free parking available, you can take advantage of everything from a children’s club to currency exchange, free WIFI and room service. There are optional extras too, like a late check-out and a pre-match breakfast, while the Borders Restaurant serves up delicious international cuisine. Whatever the result, you’ll enjoy toasting to a brilliant trip, with a pint in the Borders Bar.