Travelling to Royal Holloway
The conference will be held at the main campus of the university at Egham, Surrey. The postcode is TW20 0EX for those who are driving and may need it for their SatNav.
For those coming to RHUL from central London, the best way to get here is by train. Egham Station is served by the London Waterloo - Reading line on South Western Railways. The timetable for this route is at https://www.southwesternrailway.com/travelling-with-us/at-the-station/egham. Alight (get off) at Egham, and either walk to campus (about 1 mile, but partly uphill!), take a taxi from the station or the RHUL shuttle bus from the stop just to the left of the station as you exit.
This website can also help you plan your journey from any location in London:
Plan a journey - Transport for London (tfl.gov.uk)
Bus times and numbers can be found at Travel to and from campus - Royal Holloway Staff Intranet
For those arriving at Heathrow Airport, which is about 7 miles from Royal Holloway, the quickest option is to take a taxi.
If you prefer to take public transport, the best option is to take the No 8 bus from Terminal 5, which takes around 45 minutes and stops outside the University main gate. If you are arriving at a different terminal, you will need to take the airport shuttle to Terminal 5.
Other airports are further away and will require car ride or a train journey.
Taxi numbers: Ascot Cars: 01344 297297
Egham Cabs: 01784 637042
Airport to RHUL should cost c. £25.
There are a couple of mainstream UK hotel chain establishments nearby:
Travelodge, Egham – comfortable and convenient, about a 15 minute walk to campus from central Egham:https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/588/Egham-hotel/
Mercure Hotel, Staines, located on the Thames: About 10 minutes by taxi to campus. https://www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-6620- mercure-london-staines-upon-thames-hotel/index.shtml
More upmarket are:
The Swan Hotel, Staines. 4-star hotel and restaurant on the Thames; under 10 minutes to campus by taxi:http://www.swanstaines.co.uk/
The Runnymede Hotel: 4 star modern hotel on the banks of the Thames close to historic Runnymede. Sub-5 minute taxi ride to campus. https://www.runnymedehotel.com/
Wheatsheaf Hotel, Virginia Water. Great location on the lake, but get a room on the back to avoid the noisy main road. Fast 5 minute taxi ride or 30 minute walk past the wonderful Virginia Water royal park: https://www.chefandbrewer.com/pubs/surrey/wheatsheaf-hotel/
You can find other lodgings and their ratings on booking.com or airbnb.com. Please note that the SSCLE Conference Committee does not make arrangements or takes responsibility for off-campus lodgings.