Twickenham Rugby

Directions:- Take A31/M3 and just keep going. The M3 eventually becomes a dual carriageway and then a single carriageway. Twickenham RFU Ground is clearly visible on your left just prior to Richmond bridge. The RFU do daily tours on non match days which take about 1-2 hours at a cost of about £9.00 for the over 60's. Sign in at the 'Rugby Store' situated at the South end of the ground.

Photo Interest:- In view of the distances involved from Ringwood this tour is best added to another venue to make it worth while. I would recommend the Acton London Transport Tour. The two make up a full days itinerary. Close by are Kew Gardens, Osterley House and Hampton Court if the LT museum isn't your cup of tea. The Twickenham tour takes in everything from the Royal Box to the Ice baths and changing rooms. The guides are knowledgeable and there is plenty of time for photography. Probably not the most photogenic establishment I have visited but there are some 'odd' photos to be had. The above shows the pitch grass being 'encouraged' to grow. Free parking.

Drawbacks:- I wouldn't class this as a full days photographic opportunity but added to another venue is an interesting couple of hours especially if you are into Rugby. I also think that it is fairly expensive if you are not over 60. Currently the entrance fee is £15.00 for an adult with no concessions. It pays to be old occasionally.