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AppSec Europe 2005/Accommodations

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In preparation for this conference, OWASP has put together the following information to help make your stay as pain free as possible.

On campus

Accommodations were made for about 40 rooms on campus. There are two types of rooms available:

  • Standard Single (in Founders): £26.00 / night. Single with shared bathroom in Founders (the big castle like building).
  • En-Suite: (in Reid): £37.50 / night. Nicer than the standards with en-suite bathroom in Reid (on lower campus).

All such room rates include breakfast each day.

Registration for such rooms on Campus through OWASP is now closed. You will have to make your own arrangements either with the school or at a nearby hotel.

More information about these accommodations is available here.

Checkin information for those with Room Reservations at Royal Holloway

The following information is from Helen Seymour, Senior Conference, Events & Hospitality Co-ordinator

"Check in time is from 14.00 on the day the delegate arrives. I am aware that some of your delegates will be arriving earlier as your conference registration commences at 8am, I have therefore arranged for rooms to be available if required to store their luggage in.

Those delegates in Reid Hall would check in at Athlone Hall Reception and those delegates staying in Founders would check in at Founders Reception. Here is a map of Royal Holloway which indicates where these buildings are.

Check out is at 10am on the day of departure and again a room will be available for the delegates to store luggage."

Helen Seymour
Senior Conference, Events & Hospitality Co-ordinator
Sales & Marketing Division
Facilities Management
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey
TW20 0EX
Tel: 01784 414394
e-mail: Helen.Seymour 'at'

In the area 4/5 star business class accommodation on the Thames within walking distance: (1-2 mins by car, 10mins by foot) Themed luxury hotel nearly within walking distance (3-4 mins by car) Staines is the nearest town to Egham (5 mins by car) with a cheap(ish) hotel: Egham is close (10-15 mins by car) to the UK’s largest airport London Heathrow which has plenty of hotels nearby.


Map of Campus

Map of the Egham and surrounding areas

Getting to Royal Holloway, University of London

By Road

The College is on the A30, 20 miles from central London and about a mile south-west of the town of Egham. It is 2 miles from junction 13 of the M25 (London Orbital). After leaving the motorway take the A30 west, signposted to Bagshot and Camberley (not Egham). At the first roundabout, take the second exit; at the second roundabout, again take the second exit and continue on the A30 up Egham Hill. The College is on the left at the top of the hill. There are footbridges across the road at the pedestrian and main entrances.

By Rail

There are frequent services from London Waterloo to Egham (35 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.

By Foot from Egham

The College is just over a mile from Egham Station, about 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 about a mile from the roundabout, after the second footbridge.

By Bus from Egham

London Country buses 441 and 443 (Staines to Slough) stop near the station and at the College main entrance. There is also a College bus service, but tickets for this must be obtained in advance: they are available from the College shop, and also from the Budgens store in Egham. The College bus, like the taxis, leaves from the main car park adjacent to the station.

By Taxi from Egham

There is a taxi rank immediately behind Egham station in the main station car park; the A2B/Gemini Cars taxi offices can be found at 50, Station Road on the opposite side to the station, and about 200 yards from the station in the direction of Egham town centre. A2B taxis can also be booked by telephone: call 01784 432222; other nearby taxi companies include Allpoint Cars on 01784 432468 and Arrow Cars on 01784 436533.

From Heathrow

Taxis are available from Heathrow airport, 8 miles away, but can be expensive. It is far better to book a taxi in advance (eg from A2B - see above), in which case a fixed fare (currently £16-00) will be charged. Alternatively take bus number 441 from Heathrow Central to the College, or go by tube to Richmond and then take a train to Egham.