Top Nightlife Spots In Egham Revealed

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For students at Royal Holloway University that are living at our excellent student accommodation at Straits Garden in Egham, there is plenty of nightlife and things to do in the area.

Sometimes, you want a late night out dancing and drinking, having fun with your mates, and forgetting all about university life for a few hours.

Your social life is important, and although Egham is quite small, you’ll find that there are loads of good pubs right on your doorstep, a thriving Students’ Union.

Not only that, but you are also within easy reach of a few other places with a big student nightlife like Windsor, Kingston, and more importantly, London!

Egham nightlife might be small, but it packs a punch.

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Royal Holloway Students’ Union

You are not far away from everything the Students’ Union of Royal Holloway University has to offer.

It is just a 20-minute walk in a straight line down the road to the Students’ Union from Straits Garden.

If you’ve had a particularly messy drunken night though you can add on however many more minutes you think it would take you to get home!

The Students’ Union is one of the best student nights out you can have in Egham. The venue is very popular and hosts different club nights every week throughout various venues inside and outside the building.

Freshers Festival at the start of every year is spectacular, and every first-year student needs to be there, as it is the perfect introduction to the social side of student life and gives you the perfect picture of what it’ll be like to live in Egham.

For regular themed nights in the Union, Flawless is the RnB, Hip Hop, and grime night that hosts some great acts making their way up through the scene.

This takes place every Wednesday night. On a Friday night, there is always a big club night with a different theme every time, so expect the genres of music to switch up week to week and to see loads of great acts.

Throughout the union there are different bars and big rooms, so you can choose to chill out with a drink in the small bar at Tommy’s Lounge, listening to what the DJ is playing, taking a break from the main hall that has the massive bar and main stage for acts.



Medicine is the second biggest venue at the university, with an indoor bar and an outside beer garden for the warmer months and some really great nights throughout the year.

For the big nights at Medicine, Toast is every Monday night, MedsWeds every Wednesday, and MedsBevs every Friday night.

It runs from 9pm till late, so you’ll be happy that you are not that far away from Straits Garden to get home at the end of the night.

For good drinks, good tunes and good times with your friends Medicine is where you’ll want to head to whilst living in Egham.


The Packhorse

Even though The Packhouse is a pub, we’ve included within our guide of nightlife spots as it is run by the Students’ Union.

It is THE student pub in the city and is right by the Union so under a 20-minute walk from Straits Garden.

All the profits are reinvested back into student services, which makes it an even more appealing place for you to spend your money.

Not a late, late night, but you can spend all night after uni relaxing here with a few beers, having food from Tommy’s Kitchen just inside the building, and maybe leaving from here for a club night inside the Union or further afield.



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Travelling Further Afield

Although there aren’t many nightclubs in Egham, there are loads of good pubs and restaurants in Egham, so up until pub closing time you’ve got loads of options.

The best part is, you’re not too far away from a couple of big student towns with nightclubs and regular student nights to enjoy.

To help you out with where to go in the surrounding areas to Egham, we’ve listed a few options below!


Windsor is only about 15-20 minutes away by car, or half hour on public transport. The big club here is ATIK, which has its student night on a Wednesday, 3 big rooms of music, free entry before 11pm, and a late night.

Friday nights is Lemonade, with 2 rooms of House, Hip Hop, and club classic, and 2-4-1 cocktails. Saturday night is one of the most popular club nights in this part of the country!



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Kingston is around 30 minutes away by car. PRYZM is the biggest club here, with 3 big rooms that can be hired out for private parties and big events, but it serves as the place to be in the town.

Wednesday night is student night at PRYZM, entry as cheap as £1 depending on what time you enter. Bacchus Late Bar is another great option, with themed nights like DNB, techno, and 90s music.



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Our premium student accommodation Straits Garden is truly in the heart of the action in Egham.

Just a 15-minute walk away from Royal Holloway University and the late nights you can have at the Students’ Union there, you also have a range of classic British pubs just a few short steps away from home.

If you’ve been out for a night out, what’s even better is you can carry on back home with your friends, cosying up in the communal areas of Straits Garden for a couple more drinks, to play games, or just to snooze a little more before bed.

Whether you are heading to the Students’ Union, the pubs right on your doorstep, taking the 4-minute walk to the railway station to go into London for a night out or a little bit closer to one of the student nights in Windsor or Kingston, there’s so much choice right on your doorstep.