Egham, Surrey, the home of the monument that symbolises the famous signing of the Magna Carta, is a small town with a lot going on. This is largely thanks to being a popular commuter town for London.
The town of Egham is based in Runnymede, a borough within Surrey, one of the biggest counties in Southeast England. Even though Egham is a small town, with a population of only around 6,500, it lies well within the London commuter belt and is just four miles from Heathrow Airport, meaning that there is a greater call than you might expect for fully furnished Egham serviced apartments.
The healthy number of London professionals living in Egham suggests the town is deemed in high regard. Corporate travellers staying in Egham furnished housing can enjoy a wonderful rural area, with some excellent spas, the beautiful Runnymede Pleasure Ground and, of course, the site in Egham where the Magna Carta was signed.
Egham is home to a range of high-profile companies, of which many are the most significant employers in the borough. There is a large research facility which represents the American multinational consumer goods company Procter & Gamble, the European headquarters of vehicle rental company Enterprise Holdings and CABI’s science centre which is home to one of the largest collections of micro-organisms worldwide. Egham and Egham Hythe has also enjoyed a connection to the development of sports cars. Ferrari, for instance, has a profitable history of dealing from Egham’s Tower Garage.
Evidently, Egham is held in high regard by a host of global businesses as a place to conduct business. Those corporates relocating to the town for business, or to be within commuting distance of London, can profit from the convenience and comfort that good-sized Egham corporate housing provide.
To find out all the ways businesses in Egham can be aided, it is worth visiting the website of the Egham Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber vows to help both small and large businesses with networking, raising company profiles, improving chances of suitable recruitment and much more. In their own words, the Chamber of Commerce strives to “represent the best interests of the community by encouraging commercial growth and local prosperity.” This also falls under the work of the Runneymede Borough Council, who works in partnership with many Chamber's of commerce across the region to support business and encourage enterprise.
The rise of available Egham short term accommodation reiterates how more corporates are making the trip to see what the town is all about in terms of business.
History linked with Egham predates 700 AD. Like most English locations though, greater knowledge of the town did not arise until the Domesday Book was published in 1086. It was around this time that the town belonged to the Benedictine monastery named Chertsey Abbey.
Perhaps the most significant aspect of the Egham's early history, however, was the sealing of the famous Magna Carta in 1215. This took place at Runnymeade meadow, just above the town centre. Once King John of England had signed the document he had agreed with the principle that royalty and the government were not above the law from then onwards, which has pathed the way for the modern-day justice system. Guests staying in Egham temporary housing can be within walking distance of Magna Carta National Trust Monument, erected in 1957.
Visitors to the area can learn more about Egham’s past when they explore the local museum along the High Street. Established in 1968, the Egham Museum serves the town and the communities of surrounding areas such as Englefield Green and Virginia Water, allowing anyone to discover more about how Egham become what it is today. Historic information ranges from that on Neolithic settlers, to how medicine vendor Thomas Holloway grew famous and established the prestigious Royal Holloway College. Holloway is now one of the country’s grandest universities, based on Egham Hill.
All in all, the town is lucky enough to have played a part in a diverse range of aspects of national history, and the best way to easily see as many historic sites in the area as possible would be to choose to stay in Egham extended stay apartments.
SITU’s Egham corporate accommodation give travellers the perfect chance to be situated in the heart of the town nearby a range of attractions. As mentioned previously, one of the main reasons tourists visit Egham is the National Trust site.
Within the beautiful park is the monument that represents the birthplace of the national democracy, a memorial dedicated to J K Kennedy and a major artwork named ‘Writ in Water’, all alongside the River Thames which flows to the east. The park is also accompanied by a range of surrounding small shops and places to grab a snack, meaning anyone can make a day of visiting such a historical location.
Further in town, there are the Egham Museum, the Parish Church, Egham’s football club ground and the Royal Holloway College which are all worth exploring depending on what form of leisure you are looking for. Egham is also well-equipped to cater to those looking to just enjoy a social drink. The town offers a good range of pubs, including The Beehive, The Happy Man, Foresters Arms, The White Lion and The Crown; all of which and many more are dotted across the town centre. It is fair to stay whichever of our Egham aparthotels you choose to stay in, whether you chose to have a master bedroom with en-suite or a property with a spacious dining room and fitted kitchens, you will have somewhere to relax, socialise or visit to make sure your outside of business hours are occupied.
Overall, despite Egham’s size, the town packs a big punch. Whilst the history of the area is a tourist attraction in itself, but its already strong business climate and short commuting distance from London make staying in Egham serviced apartments seem an attractive option for corporates.
One of the main incentives for moving to Egham is the town’s proximity to one of Europe’s major airports, London Heathrow. Global flights to-and-from London can be accessed after just a twenty-minute drive north-east of Egham.
Alternative sites to fly from include business aviation hubs; Blackbushe Airport, Farnborough Airport and Fairoaks Airport. More global flights can also be taken from London Luton, London City, London Stansted and London Gatwick. Each is east of Egham and around an hour/hour and a half away by car.
Taxi transfers could be arranged for guests in each of our Egham furnished short lets to the airports of their choosing.
Egham station is the sole function of railway transport in the town. Managed by South Western Railway, the station’s train services run along the Waterloo to Reading line. It sits between Virginia Water and Staines stations.
Those staying in Egham furnished housing can have the town’s only station right on their doorstep, meaning easy access to the likes of London and Reading.
Eight bus services run through central Egham across at least twenty-two bus stops that are bounded to the town.
First Berkshire, White Bus, Cardinal Buses and Hallmark Connections collectively these Egham services, enabling passengers immediate travel to nearby locations such as Slough, Heathrow, Virginia Water, Staines, Frimley Park, Sunbury and Shepperton.
Regular bus users can choose to book stays in Egham aparthotels so they are near bus stops to best suit them!