Royal Holloway, University of London

History

  • Opened by Queen Victoria in 1886, Royal Holloway was founded by Thomas Holloway, a Victorian entrepreneur and visionary.
  • We became part of the University of London in 1900 and later merged with Bedford College, another pioneering women's college founded in 1849 as the first college in Great Britain for the higher education of women.
  • Our beautiful campus is centred around our Founder's Building, one of the most spectacular university buildings in the world.
  • Our Music Department was awarded a prestigious Regius Professorship by the Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee. Until now, only two had been created in the last century.

Location and Transport

  • University life is centred around our leafy parkland campus in Surrey. We also benefit from a central London base at Bedford Square in Bloomsbury.
  • We are just 40 minutes by train from central London and 7 miles from Heathrow Airport.
  • We have good transport links, with the M25, M4 and M3 all just a few miles away. We also operate a college bus servic, covering local areas and railway station.