Swing Low – the Twickenham experience
Although it’s now able to seat a massive 82,000 spectators, the stadium was originally built on a market garden in 1908. Hence, it’s sometimes referred to as ‘the cabbage patch’, although to many rugby fans it’s simply ‘Twickers’. If you get tickets for an England game, you’ll find the stadium has a unique atmosphere on match day, which starts even as you approach the ground. Once inside, the distinctive roar and singing of ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ makes the Twickenham experience one of the most memorable in world sport.
Not visiting for a match? There’s still plenty to see and do, from behind-the-scenes stadium tours to visiting the World Rugby Museum, which boasts over 25,000 pieces of memorabilia.
Music legends at Twickenham
When there’s no rugby being played, some of the biggest and best names in music take to the turf at Twickenham. The Rolling Stones, U2, Lady Gaga and Rihanna are just some of the acts who have played at the venue.
If you’re heading to a show, Twickenham is easy to reach by tube, train and bus while Heathrow Airport is less than 10 miles away.