Twickenham Removals

We also undertake removals a short distance away in Twickenham.

Twickenham is famous for being the home of rugby union and Twickenham Stadium, the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union and the World Rugby Museum. The England Rugby Union Team play all their home matches at the stadium. Nearby Harlequins FC (Quins for short) play Premiership rugby at the Twickenham Stoop Stadium, named after Adrian Stoop, a former England international and long-time Harlequins player and president.

A short distance away you will find the historic Twickenham riverside area, famous for its network of 18th-century buildings, York House, Marble Hill and Strawberry Hill House, which have survived intact. The last of these has given its name to a whole district, Strawberry Hill, home of the oldest Roman Catholic university in the UK, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, specialising in sports studies, teacher training, religious studies, the humanities, drama studies and English literature.

Twickenham is bordered on the south-eastern side by the River Thames and Eel Pie Island — which is connected to the Twickenham embankment by a narrow footbridge, the first of which was built in 1957. The name Eel Pie apparently comes from the eel pies which were served by the hotel on the island in the 19th century. In the 1960’s the island was well known as a major jazz venue and the cradle of British rhythm and blues. Bands that played and/or started their careers on the island, include, Acker Bilk, Ken Colyer, The Downliners Sect, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring Eric Clapton), George Melly, The Rolling Stones, The Who and The Yardbirds.

Twenty years later, Pete Townshend of The Who lived nearby at Chapel House, from about 1985 with his wife Karen Townshend. Pete Townshend had a small studio in the cottage on the property where he wrote and recorded songs. He later built a large studio on Eel Pie Island.

The pull of Eel Pie remains strong, a club of that name still runs regular blues music evenings at the local Cabbage Patch pub on London Road. The island is also home to Twickenham Rowing Club, one of the oldest rowing clubs on the Thames, and Richmond Yacht Club based on the island since 1962.

In Twickenham town centre most of the main shopping streets are ancient routes through the town. Church Street, King Street, London Road and Heath Road are clearly shown on the earliest maps of the town. King Street referred to as ‘Great Street’ in the 1770’s was a route for coaches to and from London that ran from the inns here. The George, built in 1737 and The King’s Head, in 1747. There were 7 coaches daily in 1811 and 26 a day by 1837. The King’s Head and all of the buildings fronting the south side of King Street demolished in 1928 for road widening.

Opposite St Mary’s parish church you will find The Twickenham Museum, a volunteer-run museum, open daily except for Mondays.

Twickenham is also home to Twickenham Film Studios an enterprise still going strong today and first built in 1913.

If you live in Twickenham or are planning to move there, we suggest you join the Twickenham Society

If you are moving to or from Twickenham, or need items of furniture or office equipment moved locally click to call us now: Tel: 020 8945 7830 or complete our enquiry form.

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