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You'll be smitten with Whitton

A leafy suburban area of Twickenham in south-west London, Whitton has a village-like feel to it. Looking out over Hounslow Heath, it's easy to forget you're in the capital.

Whitton's main focus is its lovely High Street, widely regarded as one of the best-preserved 1930s high streets in London. On one corner is the historic Admiral Nelson pub, where you can savour cask ales and tasty pub grub.

Soak up the atmosphere at Twickenham Stadium

The home of England rugby is just over a mile from Whitton. Seating 82,000 spectators, it's the largest venue in the world purely devoted to rugby.

If you're attending a game, stir your emotions by singing loudly during the pre-match national anthem. If you haven't got tickets, you can opt for a stadium tour instead, going behind the scenes in the England dressing room and walking down the players' tunnel.

Visit Strawberry Hill House

Created by Horace Walpole in the early 18th century, Strawberry Hill House is universally recognised as Britain's finest example of Georgian gothic revival architecture. It also inspired first gothic novel The Castle of Otranto. Marvel at the magically lit hall and grey gothic staircase leading to The Gallery, where guests were entertained. In the garden, wander among the winding paths and honeysuckle plants.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Whitton? Travelodge London Hounslow Hotel is less than two miles away. Travelodge Feltham Hotel and Travelodge London Twickenham Hotel are also close by.