In the heart of Twickenham and a mile or so from Twickenham Stadium and the Stoop, the Eel Pie is at the centre of all that Twickenham has to offer. And because we’re passionate about both rugby and music, there’s always plenty going on when it comes to mixing food and drink with sport and entertainment.
Twickenham Stadium is the Home of England Rugby and the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world, seating an impressive 82,000 spectators. However it offers much more than just top flight sport and has become a destination for fans around the world to experience the excitement of a match day, sample the history of a stadium tour, visit the superb World Rugby Museum, take a trip to the Rugby Store, host an event, or watch some of the biggest names in music perform. The likes of U2, R.E.M, Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones have all performed there in recent years.
Twickenham Stoop Stadium
Twickenham Stoop Stadium is the home to Aviva Premiership side Harlequins. The stadium has a capacity of 14,800 and is situated just across the road from the main Twickenham Stadium.
Eel Pie Island Museum
Open Thursday – Sunday: 12 Noon – 6.00pm.
Celebrating all that has made this little island so famous - from its unique working boatyards to the part the Eel Pie Island Hotel played in the British Blues explosion of the 1960s and how it helped superstars such as The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart kick start their musical careers.
Eel Pie Records
Eel Pie Records opened for business on election-day 2017. It stocks a large range of brand new records, including new releases and re-issues, as well as a lovingly curated 2nd hand section, acquired from local people selling their collections and with a growing number of highly collectible items. In addition, the shop also stocks a selection of new CDs, primarily focusing on Rock, Jazz, Blues, Reggae, Country and Folk, with a smattering of other genres.
Alexander Pope’s Grotto
Alexander Pope’s Grotto is a remaining icon of one of Twickenham’s most celebrated residents. It enjoys a magnetic attraction because of his enduring reputation as a poet. This relic of his life in Twickenham also acts as a reminder of English culture, literature and garden design in the 18th century. In its time, the Grotto was an object both of admiration and envy, inspiring imitation throughout England. Even today, in its shabby condition, it draws students and enthusiasts from all over the world.
OPEN TUESDAY AND SATURDAY: 11.00am – 3.00pm & SUNDAY: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (SUBJECT TO VOLUNTEER AVAILABILITY)
The Twickenham Museum introduces the history of Twickenham, Whitton, Teddington and the Hamptons and some of the famous people who lived in the local areas in the past, including the great Alexander the Pope