The New Political Communication Unit is located in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London.
On Foot From Egham
The College is about a mile from Egham Station, approximately 20 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station along Station Road and walk about 100 yards to the T-Junction and the traffic lights. Turn left at the junction and follow the road up to the large roundabout; go left up Egham Hill. The main College entrance is on the left immediately after the second footbridge.
The College is on the A30, 19 miles from central London and about a mile south-west of the town of Egham. It is two miles from junction 13 of the M25 (London Orbital). After leaving the motorway take the A30 west, signposted to Bagshot and Camberley (this is the Egham by-pass). At the end of the Egham by-pass, continue on the A30 up Egham Hill (a petrol station is on your left); the College is on the left at the top of the hill. The main College entrance is immediately on the left after the second footbridge.
There are frequent services from London Waterloo to Egham (40 minutes); Woking to Egham (35 minutes, change at Weybridge) and Reading to Egham (40 minutes). Services at weekends, especially those on Sunday, are less frequent than on weekdays. Train links to the rest of the counrty are available via the London stations or Reading. Eurostar services to mainland Europe also operate in and out of London. For local train timetables, visit www.southwesttrains.co.uk/.
The following buses stop outside the College: London & Country buses 441 (Heathrow to Englefield Green), Bee Line 41 and 43 (Staines to Slough or Maidenhead), Westlink 417 (Hounslow to Windsor). There is also a College bus service, which runs between Egham railway station and the campus. The College bus, like the taxis, leaves from the main car park adjacent to the station. For more details visit www.rhul.ac.uk/for-students/campus/bus-service.html.
There is a taxi rank at Egham station in the main car park. Otherwise, turn right out of the station onto Station Road and there is a taxi office on the left, next to the Build Center. The fare is about £5. Some local taxi firms include Area Cars (01784 471001), Egham Cars (01784 434646), and Gemini Cars (01784 471111).
Heathrow airport is about seven miles from the College and the journey is quickest by taxi. Taxis are available at the airport, but you should check the fare in advance; it is cheaper to telephone one of the local taxi services. Alternatively, take bus number 441 from Heathrow Central Bus Station to the College. From Gatwick airport, take the bus to Heathrow and follow the procedure above, or telephone for a taxi. For information on flights and airport information visit www.baa.com/.