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The town of Egham is situated in the borough of Runnymede in Surrey. The town is located on the River Thames and is abundant in natural beauty. Evidence of settlements in the area go as far back as the 7th century. At one time, Egham was popular for the exciting horse races held in the area, which attracted hordes of people from far and wide. Popular modern day attractions in the region include the Literary Institute Museum, providing a detailed look into the history of the area. Runnymede and Royal Holloway are historical sites that are a must-visit for people coming into Egham. Numerous natural landmarks that Egham is known for include Savill Garden, Ripley Springs and The Swan Sanctuary.
Pharmaceutical giant Procter & Gamble is one of the major employers in the area. Their research centre is located in Egham, employing more than 500 people. Popular retail brands such as Vicks and Olay are manufactured here. HCL AXON, a world leading information technology consultancy, also occupies numerous serviced offices in town. There are also many car dealerships selling renowned sports car brands such as Ferrari, Porsche and Maserati.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The Monkeys Forehead, White Lion, The Crown and The Foresters are some of the popular pubs in the area, making for a thrilling night out on the town. The Egham Fencing Club also provides unique entertainment in the area. When it’s time to eat, you can rest assured that you will get a fantastic meal at any of the numerous eateries in the vicinity. Villa Rosa is the best place to tuck into delectable Italian fare. The Oak Room at Great Fosters serves tasty traditional dishes, as does the Mango Chutney with its flavoursome Indian food.
Egham railway station is a mainline station that provides access to the Waterloo and Reading Line. All stations on this route can be accessed from Egham. The London-Weybridge Line can also be accessed from here. London Heathrow Airport is in the vicinity and is a short bus ride away. Local buses provide connectivity to other destinations in the area including Windsor and Staines-upon-Thames.