Things to do
There is plenty to do and get involved with in Egham. From relaxing afternoon walks along the River Thames, to bowls and brass bands, Egham offers something for everyone to participate in and enjoy.
There is an abundance of green space in and around Egham, such as Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water Lakes. There are also several parks and children’s play areas such as the Lammas Recreation Park and Runnymede Pleasure Grounds. Together these spaces provide some lovely recreational areas to enjoy on a summer’s afternoon, but are also well worth a visit on a frosty day to fully appreciate their beauty. Alongside its many different walking trails, Windsor Great Park also offers lots of different cycling and horse-riding routes through the park. Thorpe Park is located to the south of Egham and provides a wide variety of rides and attractions for the whole family.
The High Street in Egham is pedestrianised and offers a good selection of shops to meet basic shopping needs, as well as butchers and bakers whose family businesses have served the area for centuries. There are two supermarkets and a large choice of places to eat and drink. For a broader selection of shops, many of the locals travel to the nearby towns of Staines and Windsor. If you are looking for family friendly fun, Egham Leisure Centre, Achieve Lifestyle, hosts a range of sports clubs and facilities. It also runs birthday parties and has a crèche.
The parking in Egham is cheap and conveniently situated either side of the High Street and next to the train station. Also within close proximity to the station is a new Travelodge, found in the centre of town. Other hotels in Egham include the Runnymede on Thames Hotel which offers beautiful riverside accommodation.
Historically Egham is nearby the site of the signing of The Magna Carta sealed at nearby Runnymede in 1215 and a memorial at the foot of Coopers Hill can be found to commemorate it. Looking to the future, Runnymede Borough Council is poised to be working with Places for People on a new leisure centre in Egham which will include a swimming pool and a health spa.
At Townends Estate Agents Egham we have a fantastic selection of properties available to buy and rent within the catchment area for Egham’s top Ofsted schools. To view these properties, use our property search now.
Private Schools in Egham include: TASIS.
Transport links in and around Egham
Egham mainline station has trains running into London Waterloo with travel times taking approximately 30 to 45 minutes. It is also situated on the A30 providing easy access to the M25 for Heathrow airport and has a number of bus links.
Who lives in Egham?
Egham is a town that is full of variety, from professional commuters to families to students. It is a preferred location for commuters due to the easy access to the train station and its direct line to London Waterloo. There is also a large student market due to Royal Holloway, University of London.
The Property Market in Egham
Egham has a broad variety of properties, from semi-detached houses in the main residential estates of the town, to Victorian terraces, older cottages, smaller starter homes, flats and more expensive properties, housing from low-income families to the more affluent. There is a huge variety of property in Egham ranging from your typical one-two bedroom apartments to large five-six bed detached houses.
According to Zoopla the current market value of property in Egham has increased by 3.20%, this is a value change of £15,482 over the past 12 months. The average price paid for property in Egham is £452,812* and the average rental prices currently sit at £1,436 pcm*. We always have a great amount of buyers looking in the area, not only is it a perfect family village but also great for investors, so it is a fantastic time if you’re looking to sell.
*All statistics provided by Zoopla, correct as of 24th March 2017.