Twickenham is a lovely place to live - great transport links for commuters, plenty of green space for families to enjoy, and loads of local amenities. Twickenham’s pubs, bars, restaurants, parks and shops are often filled to capacity during the rugby tournaments for which the area is most famous, and kept well and truly alive and well by locals during the quiet seasons.
Why would you want to live in Twickenham?
If you’re a sports fan, a music buff or just a commuter who wants to live in a nice area with easy access to central London, Twickenham is a great place to live.
Twickenham Stadium is owned by England Rugby and is used throughout the year to host the Six Nations Cup and several other major rugby sporting fixtures, but it also hosts corporate dining events, music concerts and behind-the-scenes tours.
Local residents can sign up for a ballot for community offers for discounted tickets, so it’s a great place to live if you’re a sports fan!
The Twickenham area is fully geared up to accommodate the many sports fans who visit the area, with plenty of pubs, restaurants and independent shops to keep everyone fed, watered and entertained between matches. This means that there’s plenty for locals to do too!
Away from Twickenham Stadium, the area of Twickenham is one of the most scenic parts of London, with green spaces, river access and tree-lined streets.
Eel Pie Island is an island on the Thames accessible by boat or footbridge, and was once host to a jazz and blues club in the 1960s. It’s now home to Eel Pie Island Museum, which is hosted by enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff who will be happy to talk to you for hours about music!
Nearby York House Gardens are a lovely place to visit for a bit of tranquillity, a picnic and a walk along the riverside promenade for birdwatching. Further into town by Crane River is Crane Park, a scenic and relatively quiet place to stroll along the river, and Shot Tower is a hidden gem definitely worth a visit.
Can you afford to live in Twickenham?
If you’re a massive sports enthusiast, or just want to live here because it’s got great schools, 4 train stations and plenty of independent shops, it’s obvious why you might choose to live in Twickenham rather than in other parts of London. If you want to live here, though, your budget might only stretch to a small property. High demand for housing naturally means that house prices are higher than in other parts of London, with average prices around £740,000.
If location is more of a priority than size, you could rent a storage unit for your extra belongings - sports equipment, camping gear, spare bedding, Christmas decorations etc - rather than buy a larger property. Why pay rent or mortgage for extra floor space taken up by cupboards or a spare room you don’t use most of the time?
If you have sports equipment you don’t use all year round, these can be safely - and tidily - kept in your unit until the start of the new season. Kit, balls, nets, clubs, oars and boats - whatever type of sport you enjoy, you can safely and securely store all your equipment in your storage unit.
Space saving storage solutions in Twickenham
If you’re a little short on space, or if you just want less clutter and more free space in your home, you can rent a self storage unit for a few pounds each week. We have a store just down the road from Twickenham at Hanworth, where you can keep your unit for however long you choose. It will stay safer and dry until you need it, and you can access it whenever you like during our opening hours (our stores are open 7 days a week, every day of the year).
If you’d like to know more about our self storage units in Twickenham
, give us a call, chat with us online or call into your closest store and our friendly team can help with no obligation to reserve a unit with us. If you’d like to rent a unit, you can reserve online, by phone or in store with no deposit to pay.