Trains run regularly from Egham directly to London Waterloo and take approximately 40 minutes.
A visit to London doesn't need to be expensive. During the summer months, you are likely to find a free festival happening around the capital almost every weekend.
London is home to the some of the largest international festivals in Europe, and hosts its own annual Thames Festival, known as Totally Thames. Local boroughs often celebrate their cultures with street parties and festivals.
While open-air festivals are a good option in the summer months, winter is a good chance to explore London's museums. London is home to some of the world's best museums and art galleries, many of which are free, where you can discover a wealth of exhibitions.
London is well-known for its West End, with theatres staging international productions and bars and clubs providing plenty of options for a night out once the performance is over.
Oxford Street or Regent Street are likely to be your first stops on a big shopping trip, but don't forget London's markets if you're looking for something really unique. Camden Lock and Spitalfields are two of the better known markets, and offer a range of clothing and crafts, as well as food and drink. Borough Market, near London Bridge, is also a great option for lunch and picking up fresh produce.
You can also find two Westfield Shopping Centres in London, one near Shepherd's Bush and the other near the Olympic Park in Stratford.
London is one of the greenest capitals in the world, and if you fancy escaping from the busy streets, you won't need to go far to find one of its many parks. These offer the opportunity for enjoyment, exploration, or simply a summer picnic with friends.
With 18 major railway stations surrounding London's city centre, connections are offered to practically all main cities in the UK.
If you want to travel even further afield, the Eurostar service connects St Pancras International Station to Paris or Brussels in just over two hours.