Accommodation and getting here

Travelling to Royal Holloway

By road

The College is on the A30, 19 miles from central London and about a mile south-west of the town of Egham. It is two miles from junction 13 of the M25 (London Orbital). After leaving the motorway take the A30 west, signposted to Bagshot and Camberley (this is the Egham by-pass). At the end of the Egham by-pass, continue on the A30 up Egham Hill (a petrol station is on your left); the College is on the left at the top of the hill. The main College entrance is immediately on the left after the second footbridge.

By train

There are frequent services from London Waterloo to Egham (40 minutes); Woking to Egham (35 minutes, change at Weybridge) and Reading to Egham (40 minutes). Services at weekends, especially those on Sunday, are less frequent than on weekdays. Train links to the rest of the country are available via the London stations or Reading. Eurostar services to mainland Europe also operate in and out of London. For local train timetables, visit

On foot from Egham

The College is about a mile from Egham Station, approximately 20 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station along Station Road and walk about 100 yards to the T-Junction and the traffic lights. Turn left at the junction and follow the road up to the large roundabout; go left up Egham Hill. The main College entrance is on the left immediately after the second footbridge.

By bus

The following buses stop outside the College: London & Country buses 441 (Heathrow to Englefield Green), Bee Line 41 and 43 (Staines to Slough or Maidenhead), Westlink 417 (Hounslow to Windsor).

There is also a College bus service, which runs between Egham railway station and the campus and costs £1. The bus stop is located on Station Road approximately 20 meters from the rail station. For travellers arriving from London, exit the station on the same side of the platform and the bus stop is located to the left.  For travellers arriving from Reading, exit the station, turn left and cross the level crossing and continue to the bus stop.  Note that the bus service DOES NOT RUN from 9:50am until 12:19 pm, and also from 1:50pm to 4:50pm. The full schedule is located at

By taxi

There is a taxi rank at Egham station in the main car park. Otherwise, turn right out of the station onto Station Road and there is a taxi office on the left, next to the Build Center. The fare is about £5. Some local taxi firms include Area Cars (01784 471001), Egham Cars (01784 434646), and Gemini Cars (01784 471111).

By air

Heathrow airport is about seven miles from the College and the journey is quickest by taxi. Taxis are available at the airport, but you should check the fare in advance; it is cheaper to telephone one of the local taxi services. Alternatively, take bus number 441 from Heathrow Central Bus Station to the College. From Gatwick airport, take the bus to Heathrow and follow the procedure above, or telephone for a taxi. For information on flights and airport information visit

Royal Holloway Campus

A location map for the College can be found at here and a map of the main campus, also pasted below, can be found on the college website.

RHUL college map

The conference will take place primarily in the Windsor Building (#2), with some sessions held in the Arts Building (#16) diagonally across the road from it.

Accommodation and food on campus


Term time accommodation is available on campus at The Hub, which is a short walk from the conference site.  Online booking rates are £54.00 for a single room and 88.00 for a double, and Executive Double and Executive Family rooms are also available.  Details are available at:

Food on campus

Sandwiches, drinks, crisps and other food is available at the campus shop, located across from the Windsor Building.  There are also several food and drink outlets located on campus, including:

  • Café Jules (International Building)
  • Crosslands (Founder’s Building)
  • Founder’s Dining Hall (Founder’s Building)
  • The Hub (Building #41 on campus map)
  • The Student’s Union (Building #23 on campus map)

Details are located at:

Accommodation and food in the surrounding area

This document (.pdf) shows the details of places to stay and to eat near Royal Holloway.