Twickenham rugby and event days
About event days
When events are held at 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 Controlled Parking Zone (R). This is a one-day Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) around Twickenham Stadium.
- Where the crowds expected are more than 30,000, the full CPZ(pdf, 2644KB) is usually implemented covering a large number of roads in the area.
- Where the crowds expected are around 30,000, a small sub-CPZ(pdf, 721KB) 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 our Twickenham event timetable.
Local residents, businesses and their visitors
Permit holders for the Heatham (HM), Cole Park (C), Whitton Road (WR), Whitton South (WS) and Whitton Central (WC) Zones do not need additional permits for event days, as their normal permits will be valid as long as they are displayed correctly.
When there is no event, only those vehicles displaying a valid HM/R, C/R, WR, WS or WC permit (resident/business or visitor) will be entitled to park throughout these zones when they are in operation. Zone R permits will not be valid during the days and times that these zones operate.
Zone R Resident Permits and Resident Visitor Permits will continue to be valid solely when Zone R is in operation.
Read more information on the Whitton zones.
Due to the volume of pedestrians and traffic around Twickenham Stadium, a number of roads will be closed. This is typically around 1.5 to 2 hours before and after an event. The timings and duration will depend on the level of pedestrian traffic and the time of the event.
Visitors to the area are free to drive in, although we strongly recommend that you use public transport whenever possible.
Some of our car parks are open on event days, for details visit car parks. There are also other private car parks close to the Stadium.
For more information you can:
Updated: 08 September 2020