The Rugby World Cup
A316 closed on Twickenham match days
The Home of Rugby, Twickenham, is hosting many of the World Cup international rugby games at the Stadium. On match days the section of the A316 between Hospital Bridge Road and Currys Roundabout will be closed, and the normal match day road closures will also be in place.
Generally the A316 will be closed from 3 hours prior to kick off, during the match and until approximately 2 hours after the final whistle to permit people walking to and from Twickenham Stadium to easily and safely cross the A316 in large numbers. This will result in local diversions for vehicles and buses.
For more information about the matches at Twickenhan Stadium, please visit the Official Rugby World Cup website.
Please note that the Tennis Court in the gardens is only open to visitors during summer months.
This summer our Royal Tennis Courts will unfortunately be closed to visitors from 7th April - 28th September to allow for major structural works. Find out more about the Tennis Courts >
The Gardens Exhibition is being pruned and we are sowing new seeds… The Gardens Exhibition, off the Garden Shop and opened over 10 years ago, has come to the end of its natural life cycle so is now permanently closed. It will reopen again, for a forthcoming temporary exhibition to celebrate the Year of the English Garden in 2016, and the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown's birth, but not until April/May 2016.
The ground floor exhibition room (the first room only downstairs in the King's Private Apartments) in William III's Apartments will be closed Monday 5 October – Friday 23 October 2015 (inclusive).
The Cumberland Art Gallery will also be closed Monday 23 November – Friday 28 November 2015 for a picture re-hang.
BBC Good Food Festive Fayre: 4–6 December 2015. The Festive Fayre will be taking place in Base Court, Clock Court and the Tudor Kitchens. Stalls selling festive wares will be erected in the courtyards and visitors can enjoy a day of shopping, tasting and entertainment. Seasonal cookery demonstrations will be taking place in the Tudor Kitchens.
This means that on Wednesday 2 December, Thursday 3 December, Monday 7 December and Tuesday 8 December Seymour Gate will become the primary visitor entrance whilst the build for the Festive Fayre commences or is removed. Both Base Court and Clock Court will be closed to visitors on these days.