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Peggy's Pantry

Peggy's Pantry

This little café may be small, but it's the perfect place for a relaxing cake and coffee.

Twickenham Fine Ales

Twickenham Fine Ales

London's oldest micro-brewery. There is a bar that is very popular with the Rugby crowd and they also do tours.

Squire's Garden Centre Café

Squire's Garden Centre Café

Not just a garden centre. The renovated café is a lunch destination for locals in its own right.

Crane Park

Crane Park

Encompassing two nature reserves and once home to The Hounslow Gunpowder Works, this beautiful park has some interesting historical features and is somewhere that we love to walk our dog.

Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham Stadium

Stir the emotions with the pre-match national anthems!

Ruben's Bakehouse

Ruben's Bakehouse

Enjoy artisan breads and amazing pizzas in this fantastic local bakery.

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

A great pub for a big get-together near the River Thames.

Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House

With its free to access gardens and a delicious café, Strawberry Hill House is a peaceful local hideaway.

The Cabbage Patch

The Cabbage Patch

Taking its name from nearby Twickenham Stadium's nickname, The Cabbage Patch deserves the Triple Crown honour as THE rugby pub in London, if not the UK!

Harris + Hoole

Harris + Hoole

There are some delicious coffees and cakes on offer in this popular, relaxing café.

The Gurkha's Inn

The Gurkha's Inn

Consistently rated on Trip Advisor as one of the best restaurants in Twickenham and always full.

The Fox

The Fox

Affording a rich history, The Fox has stood on this site since 1670. It serves real ale and British food in its characterful, cosy interior.

Church Street

Church Street

Church Street is a historic street in Twickenham full of the best bakeries, cafes and restaurants. It is the road you want to visit when coming to Twickenham!

St Margarets Fair

St Margarets Fair

Held once a year, it's a great day out for all the family - live bands, face painting and traditional games.

York House Gardens

York House Gardens

A beautiful garden on the banks of Thames in Twickenham with sculptures made from renowned Italian white Carrara marble.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Whitton, Twickenham, Hounslow, Teddington, St Margarets, Hampton, Hanworth, Isleworth, Ham and Old Isleworth

"The world's first ever facility for the production of gunpowder was set up along the River Crane between Twickenham and Whitton. Unsurprisingly, explosions on the site were common and in 1758 one was felt as far as Reading!"

Twickenham Green retains an old village green feel, with its cricket pitch and surrounding restaurants and cafes.

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Strawberry Hill House is a stunning place. Enjoy the gardens for free or take a breather in their nice café round the back.

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Adam O'Leary

Looking out over Hounslow Heath, you forget you're in London.

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  1. A beautiful leafy suburb with great local schools and excellent transport links. We really like Crane Park for a long dog walk with its nature reserve and shot tower. The Whitton part of Twickenham has a quieter feel and 1930s charm.

  2. Whitton is perfect for us. We moved here last year from Balham to start a family as the schools in Richmond Upon Thames are highly rated. Whitton is the quiet part of Twickenham, where you get slightly more for your money. We looked at the Twickenham riverside area and neighbouring Teddington, which are also lovely, but we decided upon Whitton as we could get off-street parking for the same money and it's in the same postcode. The high street has just been revamped and the main train station is being refurbished, which is great as we both work in central London. We were concerned that there could be noise from aircraft (being in South West London), but Whitton/Twickenham is far enough from the airport that we haven't noticed it. Heathrow is a good 5 miles away, so it's not an issue – great for going on holiday though! Whitton is highly recommended.

  3. I love watching the cricket on Twickenham Green in the summer. There are also some fantastic river walks in the area and on a summer's day, famous Marble Hill Park is great for a picnic.

  4. Whitton is a lovely place to live, some beautiful leafy roads, great schools and good local services. The transport links are brilliant, I can be in central London in 30 mins by train and on the M25 in 10 mins by driving down the M3. I have lived in the area now for 5 years. What a lot of people don't realise is that Whitton is actually part of Twickenham, but house prices are slightly more affordable and often the properties are larger and have better parking. Moved to Waverley Avenue in 2010 and absolutely love the area. Had no idea that Whitton / Waverley Avenue TW2 was actually part of Twickenham until our driving licences came back. Whitton has all the benefits of living close to Twickenham's centre, but it is quieter, better value for money, you don't need a permit to park outside your own house and you have the same access to all the good schools as you do in Richmond Upon Thames. Highly recommend.

  5. Twickenham is a town of three parts - the beautiful old part, the modern high street and the quiet, residential Twickenham Green area.

  6. Beautiful parks, great schools, close to London on the Overground and lots of waterways and wildlife.

  7. Whitton is very peaceful and calm. The residents around where I live are quite friendly. The commute is very easy to central London as there is a direct National Rail service to Waterloo. All other interesting areas like Richmond, Twickenham and even Heathrow are close by. There are very nice parks not far like Richmond Park (my favourite) and Bushy Park....I love this area....

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Tiny Tunes-Whitton

Whitton Community Centre
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

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Street & Hip Hop dance classes. Give your child the opportunity to express themselves through dance and let us help them enhance their social skills self-confidence and self-discipline. We strive to reveal and nurture the children's creativity and teach them how to express themselves through movement but most importantly we want them to have FUN. Society dance is a collection of enthusiastic Individuals who work together to create a society passionate about all forms of Street & Hip Hop . Website

Hampton Pool

Hampton Pool
Described by the Sunday Times as "one of Britain's coolest, biggest, hippest pools", this heated open air pool has a small teaching pool that is ideal for little ones, dedicated parent/toddler sessions and special holiday camps for kids aged 4-12. Website

Tiny Tunes

Twickenham Library
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Tiny Tunes - Teddington

Teddington Baptist Church
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Tiny Tunes - St Margarets

All Souls Church
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

Tiny Tunes

Isleworth Library
Tiny Tunes provide 3 months - 5 years pay as you go Music and Dance Classes, Nursery Sessions and Parties in London, Middlesex, Surrey & Berkshire . Hide under a parachute, wave the pom poms, meet Mr Tiny, shake the maracas, dance with bubbles and sing along! As well as the all time favourite rhymes and songs, Tiny Tunes gets the little ones dancing to some of the well known pop classics! Price: £5 per child ( £2.50 Siblings) Pay as you go so you just turn up! Website

About TW2

TW2 is the postcode district in South West London incorporating the areas of Whitton, Strawberry Hill and is covered by the Richmond upon Thames local authority.

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