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Twickenham, Richmond -2 bdrm apt Safe Central Cozy sleeps 4 - No smoking

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
5 nights minimum
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In the heart of Twickenham, 8-10 minutes from station, (20 mins to London Waterloo) even closer to the River Thames, this recently redecorated, two-bedroom, second-floor flat overlooking restaurants and shops is an easy stroll away from Eel Island, where the young Rolling Stones played and Sir Mick is still occasionally spotted. In a secure (24 hour cameras), all-brick building with entry phone, this quiet, compact apartment offers a fully-fitted modern kitchen, spanking new bathroom, communal roof terrace, private parking space, central heating. Perfect for couples, young families, professionals or Keith Richards. Twickenham is the home of Rugby Visit the Stadium If you are a rugby fan then a visit to the stadium is must. Built on a former cabbage patch which was bought for just £5,500 ...In the heart of Twickenham, 8-10 minutes from station, (20 mins to London Waterloo) even closer to the River Thames, this recently redecorated, two-bedroom, second-floor flat overlooking restaurants and shops is an easy stroll away from Eel Island, where the young Rolling Stones played and Sir Mick is still occasionally spotted. In a secure (24 hour cameras), all-brick building with entry phone, this quiet, compact apartment offers a fully-fitted modern kitchen, spanking new bathroom, communal roof terrace, private parking space, central heating. Perfect for couples, young families, professionals or Keith Richards. Twickenham is the home of Rugby Visit the Stadium If you are a rugby fan then a visit to the stadium is must. Built on a former cabbage patch which was bought for just £5,500 in 1907, it is now the largest dedicated rugby union venue in the world. It seats 82,000 people. I have seen England play a few times there and it is a great event to witness (even better if England win!). There is always a great atmosphere and friendly crowds. 2. Walk Along The River Thames A short walk from Twickenham station is the River Thames. Before walking along its historic tow path, have a wander down Church Street, a cobbled road full of quirky independent shops which is often used in TV commercials (most notably at Christmas). St Mary’s church with its Medieval tower is just off Church Street and then you are at the river. One direction takes you towards Richmond. You’ll wander past some of the 18th century houses which line the path. In the other direction you end up in Teddington. There’s a few pubs to stop off at along the path. The 17th century White Swan towards Richmond and The Anglers by Teddington Lock which has an outdoor playground. There’s a bridge at Teddington which takes you over the river to Ham. Yes, that’s a real place, and the location of 17th century Ham House. From Twickenham, you can get a boat over to the National Trust property. Eel Pie Island This small island in the River Thames is only accessible by footbridge. Henry VIII is said to have used it for discreet courting while it was a favourite with Charles Dickens. It was a popular holiday destination for Londoners after Eel Pie Island hotel opened in 1830. The island was later the hub of British music as the ‘Eelpiland’ club opened in the 1960s with everyone from the Rolling Stones to The Who, David Bowie, Rod Stewart and Eric Clapton playing gigs there. Today it is home to artist’s studios, Twickenham rowing club and a small community of people. Twice a year the artist studios open their doors to the public. The Eel Pie Museum opened in the heart of Twickenham in early 2018. It brings the music history of the tiny island to life. A must-visit for music fans. Orleans House and gallery Slightly set back from the River Thames, Orleans House was built by the architect John James in 1710 and was later named after Duc D’Orleans, the former King of France, Louis Philippe. He stayed there during his exile from 1813 to 15. It has an impressive Baroque Octagonal room, designed by the famous architect James Gibbs. It’s free to enter with a cafe in the stables and an art gallery as well. Art workshops are regularly held although you may need to book in advance. Marble Hill House Close to Orleans House are the grounds of Marble Hill House, a Palladian villa built in 1729 for King George II’s mistress, Henrietta Howard. She entertained famous friends such as Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift there. You can take a guided tour of the house which retains an 18th century look inside. Marble Hill park is a wonderful space for everyone to enjoy and in the summer hosts music venues and various festivals. The house, along with the surrounding area, is getting a facelift over the next year or so. Not far from the park, another restoration project is ongoing, the home of the famous painter J.W. Turner. Strawberry Hill In Twickenham sits a small whitewashed castle that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Horace Walpole, the youngest son of the first prime minister of Great Britain, marched to the beat of his own drummer. A writer, gadfly, aesthete, and prodigious collector of curiosities, Walpole first laid his eyes on the small estate of Chopp’d Straw Hill in 1747. He bought the property, renamed it “Strawberry Hill,” and embarked on a decades long project to turn the villa into a medieval style castle full of “gloomth” and wonder. He called Strawberry Hill his “little plaything…the prettiest bauble you ever saw,” and sat about covering it in towers, battlements, stained glass windows, spires, gold accents, and mirrors. It soon resembled an elegant, delightful, childlike perversion of medieval buildings like Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral, which Walpole had studied. More
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Languages spoken:English
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Listed Since:December 2015
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Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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