When events are held at the Twickenham Stadium, it can cause problems in terms of transport and parking for local residents, businesses and their visitors.
For this reason, when very large crowds are expected on an event day (for example 25,000 or more), we introduce the 'Twickenham Event Zone' also known as Community Parking Zone R. This is a one-day community parking zone around the Twickenham Stadium.
Where the crowds expected are more than 30,000, the full CPZ is usually implemented covering a large number of roads in the area.
Where the crowds expected are around 30,000, a small sub CPZ is implemented covering a small number of roads immediately opposite the stadium.
The days the zone will be in operation are sign-posted well in advance at the zone entry points, and on major routes into the area. A listing of the events can be found on the rugby and event day timetable.
Residents and businesses within in the Twickenham Event Zone can apply for free one-year permits for themselves and their visitors. More information on eligibility, restrictions and how to apply can be found on the Parking Permits pages.
Permit holders for the Heatham (HM) and Cole Park (C) zones do not need additional permits for event days, as their normal permits will be valid as long as they are displayed correctly.
Due to the volume of pedestrians and traffic around the Twickenham Stadium, a number of roads will be closed typically around 1.5 - 2 hours before the start of an event, and then again at the end of the event for approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. The timings and duration will depend on the level of pedestrian traffic and the start/end times of the event.
Details of road closures will be tweeted by the Metropolitan Police @MPSRichmond. A pre-recorded message detailing any closures is available for 24 hours in advance. Telephone 020 8831 6604.
Visitors to the area are free to drive in, although we strongly recommend that you use public transport whenever possible.
Some borough run car parks are open on event days, information about which can be found on the Car Parks pages. In addition, various privately run car parks are available which we unfortunately cannot provide information about.
Information on disabled parking for event days can be found on the Disabled Parking page.
People who park illegally in the Twickenham Event Zone when it is in operation are liable for higher parking fines than otherwise issued in the borough. This is to discourage people driving to the area with the express intention of parking illegally to avoid parking charges.
If you receive a fine then you can find more information about the fine on the Parking Fines pages.
If you still have questions, then you can contact us by telephone, fax, email or in person.
P.O. Box 221
Telephone lines are open between 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank and Public Holidays.
Telephone: 020 8891 1411
Online: Contact form
Fax: 020 8891 7798
A pre-recorded message detailing any closures is available for 24 hours in advance. Telephone 020 8831 6604.