Student city guide to Egham

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Egham has gone down in history for its location centuries ago, with the Magna Carta signed not far from the town in 1215. Then, in 1876, Royal Holloway was established and operated for decades as a girls' college. Its imposing Founders' Building, inspired by the castles of the Loire Valley in France, now forms part of the Royal Holloway University campus in London.

Royal Holloway University of London is located in a 135-acre park. The beautiful campus also has impressive modern facilities, including 11 cafes and restaurants, a campus store and a 24-hour library with more than 100 books. 600,000 volumes.

The campus is just a short walk from Egham city centre, which has a wide range of facilities including supermarkets, banks, coffee shops, as well as a small museum and well-equipped leisure centre. Egham is one of the most beautiful cities in southern England, with Windsor Great Park and Lake Virginia nearby. And it is only 4 miles from the large theme park Thorpe Park, and it takes 20-30 minutes to drive to famous landmarks such as Windsor Castle and Hampton Palace.

Just a 5-minute walk from the University campus, iQ The Pad and iQ The Podium offer modern accommodation with social and study areas. Our en-suite provides everything you need to live in Egham, including a separate kitchenette, study area and bathroom with separate shower.

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