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Twickenham Riverside
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Twickenham, Chiswick, Richmond and St James’s are all affluent residential areas of suburban or central London, which in the nineteenth century were inhabited by the British aristocracy and upper classes.

Twickenham is a suburban town on the River Thames to the south-east of London. Mentioned in records as early as 704AD, it was farmed for centuries and developed mostly in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with a number of fine houses being built for people of ‘Fashion and Distinction’. Twickenham today has a population of around 20,000 and is most famous for being home to the headquarters of the Rugby Football Union and the world’s largest rugby stadium.

Chiswick, St James’s and Richmond all have individual comments earlier on in the Bookmarks section.