Twickenham is a large suburban town 10 miles (16 km) southwest of central London. It is the administrative headquarters of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and one of the locally important district centres identified in the London Plan. As part of the suburban growth of London in the twentieth century, the town expanded and increased in population, becoming established as the Municipal Borough of Twickenham in 1926; it has formed part of Greater London since 1965.
Twickenham is home to the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union and Twickenham Rugby Stadium, one of England’s largest stadiums and the World’s largest rugby stadium. Harlequins, a rugby union and league club play at the Twickenham Stoop.Twickenham's Cabbage Patch pub on London Road has, since 1983, been a regular venue for live music on Sunday nights, organised by TwickFolk.