Twickenham, located in the south-west of London’s city centre, is the perfect compromise for people who want leafy suburbs and easy commutes.
The great thing about Twickenham is its connections to London’s bustling centre. You can reach Waterloo Station via train in roughly 30 minutes, making it a popular location for young professionals and families.
Another popular reason to move to this area is its highly-rated primary schools and good mix of Edwardian, Victorian and modern-day properties.
For these reasons, homes located in key catchment areas are extremely competitive amongst young families. So that’s why it’s always a good idea to check the waiting lists and admissions processes first and foremost before making the move.
Highlights in Twickenham
Twickenham Stadium, known as the home of English rugby, can hold up to 82,000 spectators – making it the largest dedicated rugby venue in the world. It even has its own onsite museum.
But if you’re more interested in stained glass windows, Gothic architecture, and beautiful 18th century grounds, then you won’t want to miss Strawberry Hill.
The benefit of having something like this on your doorstep is you’ll always have access to these historic gardens.
And what’s better, there’s plenty of events planned throughout the year.
Similarly, York House Gardens – with an equally lavish estate and its own sea nymph sanctuary (of course) – means there’s always lots to see and visit in Twickenham.
Local business gems
You’ll probably be pretty hungry after all that sightseeing. Luckily, Twickenham also has a great selection of restaurants and places to grab a bite.
One of our favourites is Hei Hing Cafe & Noodle Bar. Located in Isleworth and only a short journey from Twickenham’s cultural sites, this place is well worth the visit. We won’t give away any spoilers, you can read the menu online, but you’d be mad to not try their miso ramen and dim-sum.
Holly.co – a wonderful shop founded by local celebrity Holly Tucker who started notonthehighstreet does a fantastic range of artisan stuff, irresistible food and sells the highly sought after (WARNING. They are delicious) Crosstown Donuts. Check her out.
Moving house in Twickenham
Moving house in Twickenham gives you lots of choice in terms of property, including both renting and buying.
But if you’re moving to a new flat, or planning on traveling soon, then there’s a good chance you’ll need storage in the meantime. This is a simple and cost-effective way to keep your belongings safe. Plus, any good storage facility will give you 24/7 access to your possessions – meaning you can move at a pace that suits you.
Here’s a few things to keep in mind before renting storage in Twickenham:
- Make sure you do a quick audit of your belongings before putting them into storage.
- See if anything can be recycled or donated. This will help free up space and ensure you don’t pay for any more storage than you need.
- Don’t include perishables in your storage. You don’t want any nasty surprises in a few weeks time, or longer.
- Double-check the storage facility has 24/7 security.
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