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All distances from city center Egham
All distances from city center Egham
Egham is a university town situated in the northeast of Surrey, approximately 19 miles west of Central London. Ecga’s Ham was granted to the Abbot of Chertsey and remained under the control of Chertsey Abbey for much of the Middle Ages. It was during the reign of King John that Egham would achieve fame when in 1215, Magna Carta was sealed by King John at Runnymede, to the north of Egham. The location was chosen as the meeting place for the monarch and the Barons because of its proximity to the King’s residence at Windsor. Although the town became the property of the Crown in the early 16th century after the dissolution of the monasteries. There are several memorials in the town including the Air Forces Memorial on Cooper’s Hill, the Kennedy Memorial and Magna Carta Memorial set by the River Thames.
Students coming to study in this university town can either stay in a student hall or in private student accommodation Egham. These private accommodations are commonly known as Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) as they are specifically designed for students. They are well-built and thoughtfully designed keeping in mind the needs of students. There are plenty of amenities available onsite, such as card operated laundries, fully-functional gyms, kitchenette, common areas, games room, study pods, bike storage, and much more.
Egham is a beautiful place and its surrounding area is full of places to explore and spend some quality time with friends or enjoy some time alone. A short walk will take you to the grounds of Hogwarts with astounding views at every turn. Virginia Water Lake is an excellent place to picnic with friends on a sunny afternoon or challenge yourself to get fit by jogging the 4.5-mile circuit of the lake. This beautiful place is so close that you can make it there and back within an hour break between lectures. Take some time out of your busy schedule to explore the mesmerizing Air Forces Memorial, situated on Coopers Hill Lane. The town offers excellent transport connectivity with good rail links into London. It also has numerous international companies based in the town including Procter and Gamble(P&G) and Blackberry.
Things to do in Egham
Enjoy the Egham Royal Show held every August Bank Holiday in Mrs Caddy's Field, where you can witness vintage car parades, livestock, and live music. There is also a dog show with categories including "dog looking most like owner". In the town you can find a good range of shops, local history can be learned at the Museum in the Literary Institute and there is a huge leisure centre catering for a wide variety of sporting and leisure activities. You can also visit Englefield Green, a bustling village with a huge number of students studying at the local University living there.
Universities in Egham
The popular Royal Holloway University of London is located between Egham and Englefield Green. This is a public research university which was opened as a college for women in 1886 with a Grade I listed founders building modelled on the French Chateau de Chambrod. The university is spread across a beautiful 135-acre campus in the town with students coming from all over the world to study here. These students can choose to stay in a wide range of properties which offers plenty of student room types such as student studio, student apartments, student housings, and more. All these rooms are equipped with all the basic amenities such as a comfortable bed, study space, and storage spaces for all your belongings.
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