Twickenham is located in the popular and affluent London Borough of Richmond, some 10 miles west of Central London. The area benefits from excellent communications via the A316, which links directly with the M3 motorway 2 miles to the west. The M4, M25 and M40 motorways are also easily accessible. Heathrow Airport is some 6 miles to the east and Twickenham railway station provides regular services to London Waterloo. Twickenham itself benefits from Twickenham Rugby Stadium, the home of English rugby, which shows major sporting events such as international rugby union and rugby union club games.