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What's great to do off campus?

Top ten tips from students and recent graduates


Stroll through the Great Park to Windsor

"Windsor Great Park is only five-ten minutes away. It leads all the way to Windsor, which is great for a day out with friends."

Andreea, BSc Psychology


Cinema and beyond in Staines

"Going to the cinema in nearby Staines is always so much fun. You can easily go and grab some food at one of the many restaurants and then see the latest film."

Helena, BA French


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Watersports on the Thames

"Joining the Rowing Club here at Royal Holloway was one of the best choices I've ever made. We work and play hard, but just being part of something is what counts."

Jonathan, BA Ancient History, Rowing Society President

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Picnic at Virginia Water Lake

"A great thing to do whilst at Royal Holloway is to visit the beautiful Virginia Water Lake for a quiet stroll. I'm from a city, so it's a nice change!"

Dorcas, BA Drama & Creative Writing


Go clubbing with friends

"Taking a coach to a club in London was a good experience - it can definitely be fun and leisurely with a group of friends."



Discover London

"There are a lot of great places to see in London on a day out, such as galleries and a lot of museums, right on your doorstep."


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Visit Richmond

"Richmond has nice gardens and parks, plus theatres and galleries, and great shops."



Watch or play international sport

"Royal Holloway is really near some of the UK's top sporting venues - the rugby ground at Twickenham, Ascot racecourse, Wentworth's golf course and Wimbledon - it's fantastic to be so close by."

Kaz, graduate, BSc Geography

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Explore London's South Bank

"Being able to get to London Waterloo in under 40 minutes is ideal. I especially loved being able to easily visit the South Bank for exhibitions and concerts."


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Thorpe Park

"I'm quite into thrill rides and rollercoasters, so it's a treat how close Royal Holloway is to one of the UK's best theme parks. I could see it from my room in Founder's Hall!"


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