Welcome to Royal Holloway! Royal Holloway, University of London is located in Egham, close to central London, and offers the perfect mix of city and campus life.
- Sprawling 135 acre campus
- 9,000 students attend the university, and 1 out of every 5 is an international student
- Opened by Queen Victoria on June 30, 1886
- Notable alumni include the first woman doctor, Dr Elizabeth Blackwell, and singer KT Tunstall
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Top Five Things to do whilst at Royal Holloway, University of London
1.Visit the Picture Gallery in the Founder’s Building
2. Catch an acoustic gig at Crossroads on campus
3. Take a short walk to Runnymede to see where King John signed the Magna Carta in 1215
4. Visit Windsor Castle
5. Grab some friends and spend a Saturday evening enjoying Kingswood Karaoke at 8Bar9 on-campus
Royal Holloway’s campus offers the best of both worlds, with the stately and traditional Founder’s Building serving as an anchor around the university’s modern facilities. If it’s fitness you’re after, the 60-station gym offers plenty of opportunities to work out, with 28 exercise classes on offer each week. In fact, the campus served as the Olympic Village for Rowing during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. In case you’re more interested in community service, Community Action Volunteering coordinates more than 3,000 volunteers in the area, and has 12 student-run projects just waiting for you to get involved. There are dozens of clubs and societies to join, or you can hone your media skills by working for the campus magazine, radio or television station. The campus also boasts its own Starbucks and boba shop, so you need never worry about running out of study snacks. And speaking of studying, Royal Holloway provides free ‘puppy therapy’ during the exam period to make sure you never get too stressed!
Nestled between Windsor and London, Royal Holloway is situated in Englefield Green, which is a 10 minute walk from the town of Egham. The town has plenty of history to offer students, including its close proximity to Runnymede – where the Magna Carta was signed by King John 800 years ago – in addition to plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. The Windsor Great Park also offers 4,800 acres of beautiful and diverse landscape, perfect for a picnic or a sunny afternoon stroll.
Royal Holloway’s campus is a twenty minute bus trip from Windsor, where you can visit one of Queen Elizabeth II’s official residences, Windsor Castle. Windsor is also home to an excellent shopping scene, as well as the eclectic Firestation Arts Centre, which hosts comedy and dance troupes, international cinema, and plenty of gigs all year round. The campus is also only forty minutes by train to London’s Waterloo Station, so in case you’re not interested in what’s playing at the new Caryl Churchill Theatre on campus, you’re only an hour from London’s West End theatre district!