We have a unique best-of-both-worlds location; a safe, leafy campus in Egham, Surrey - less than 40 minutes by train from central London and just seven miles from Heathrow airport, creating the environment where a close-knit community thrives.
Our campus is one of the most beautiful in the world with numerous teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities. All this is set in 135 acres of stunning parkland.
Most teaching and social activity takes place on campus and, with the exception of Kingswood Hall (just a mile away), this is where most undergraduates live in their first year. It’s a friendly place, with a strong sense of community as new students soon become familiar faces.
Founder’s Building is one of the world’s most spectacular university buildings, and home to our famous Picture Gallery containing Thomas Holloway’s fine collection of Victorian paintings, and our beautiful chapel. It also houses a dining hall and library and provides a home for 500 students.
Situated just 40 minutes by train from London and seven miles from Heathrow, with a number of attractions, sporting and entertainment venues within easy reach, you'll love our brilliant location.
We are developing our historic estate to provide a 21st century campus that meets the needs of people studying and working in our university today.
Explore our buildings and surrounding acres of woodland and open spaces online using Google Street View's 360-degree street-level imagery.
Our campus is the focal point of College life. Explore key locations and see students and alumni talk about their experiences in our virtual tour.
We're known for our close-knit, vibrant and inspiring community, which is brought to life by our people. Most of our campus buildings are named after inspiring Royal Holloway and Bedford people. Find out who they were in our timeline.
Between 1881 and 1883 our founder Thomas Holloway invested in the 77 paintings which now make up our Art Collections. The Picture Gallery is home to most of these paintings, and is still a key part of the campus today.
The College has a beautiful gilded chapel which remains a hub of College life today. The Chapel is non-denominational and hosts a variety of regular services and events, as well as graduation ceremonies and weddings.