Life on campus

Royal Holloway has a beautiful, leafy campus, with lots to see and do and a friendly community atmosphere. Discover more about your new home on this page!

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 set in 135 acres of stunning parkland.

  • Arts Building
  • Bourne Annexe
  • Bourne Laboratory
  • Boilerhouse
  • Caryl Churchill Theatre
  • Electron Microscopy Unit
  • Founder's Building
  • Handa Noh Theatre
  • Horton Building
  • International Building
  • John Bowyer Building
  • Katharine Worth Building
  • McCrea Building
  • Moore Annexe
  • Moore Building
  • Queen's Building
  • Queen's Annexe
  • Tolansky Laboratories
  • Wetton's Terrace
  • Wettons Annexe
  • Williams Building
  • Wilson Laboratories
  • Wolfson Laboratory
  • Woodlands
  • Computer Centre

Our campus has a great selection of food and drink outlets. With something for everyone, choose whether you want to grab a coffee or sit and relax with friends. Alternatively, you can visit the Store on Campus, for all essentials including sandwiches, chilled and frozen foods, drinks, wine and beers.

  • 8Bar9
  • Café Jules
  • Coffee and Cake
  • Crosslands
  • Founders Dining Hall
  • The Hub
  • Imagine
  • KW's
  • Medicine
  • Rialto
  • The Stumble Inn
  • tlc @ bedford
  • Tommy's

Unlike many universities and colleges in London, we are fortunate in having our sports facilities on-site, making taking part and staying fit really easy.

Thanks to a multi-million pound investment, the campus now boasts a 3G rubber football and rugby pitch, a 3G hockey pitch, floodlit netball and tennis courts and a multi-activity games area. There is also a full size American Football pitch, a grass rugby pitch, a grass football pitch, two squash courts and a multi-purpose sports hall. The on-site fitness facility has over 60 stations with an extensive weights area and studio.

  • Fitness Suite
  • Margaret Young Artificial Pitches and Courts
  • Nobles Field Grass Pitches
  • Sports Centre

Take a look around...

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Places to eat, places to stay, things to see...

There’s lots of places to eat on campus depending on your mood. You could get a sit-down meal in the Hub or Founder’s Dining Hall, or grab a sandwich from the Boilerhouse Cafe, Cafe on The Square or Tommy’s Kitchen in the Students’ Union.

Fancy going for a walk? Royal Holloway has a beautiful, scenic campus with lots of lovely walking routes. When you arrive, think about picking up a walks leaflet from your Hall reception (or Founder’s reception, if you’re not staying in Halls) and then just walking out and exploring.

Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water Lake are also right on our doorstep. A ten minute walk will take you to one of the largest parks in Surrey, with stunning views and charming, intimate walks.



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We’re lucky to have one of the most beautiful university campuses in the world, with excellent teaching and study spaces, bars and cafés, high-quality accommodation, and sports facilities.We hope you’ll enjoy living with us!

At the moment we’re working to develop our historic campus. This term our new Library and Student Services Centre, the Emily Wilding Davison Building opens. This state-of-the-art building provides you with modern facilities and complements our inspiring and iconic Founder’s Building. We’ve also just refreshed some of our existing Halls and opened a brand new student residences, the George Eliot Halls. If you’re living in the Eliot Halls you’re the first students to ever live there!  As you go around campus you’ll see there is more work underway, including the construction of a new Science Building, offering teaching facilities for all departments.

You can find out about our long-term plans on our estate plan pages