Egham Band Hall
Egham Band Hall is just outside Egham railway station. It’s very close but
it’s not well signposted — see the (easy!) directions below.
If you’re driving, there’s a car park right outside the hall. It’s free
to park after 6pm.
Trains to Egham from London come from Waterloo via Clapham Junction (we're on
the Waterloo–Reading line):
Trains times to aikido from London on Thursdays
Trains times to aikido from London on Sundays.
Your first class is free.
After that, you pay
monthly mat fees.
Note that we try to start the class prompty at the start-time — please
come a little earlier to say hello and help put the mats out.
We often go to the pub after class (the Crown, which is nearby) if you’re not
in a rush to get home after training.
From Egham station:
Come out of the station on the north side, which has the ticket office on it.
If you’ve just come from London you need to cross the tracks using either the
footbridges or the level crossing.
- The hall is about 2 minutes’ walk from the station
- Orientation: get to the road and face the traffic lights you can see in the distance.
- Take the second left (which is close to the station):
- it’s opposite the station’s access road (School Lane)
- and has a dentist on the corner
- there’s no road name sign (but it leads to the car park which you can see from the road)
- (the first left is Rusham Road, which runs alongside the railway)
Once you’ve turned into the little road, you’ll see a car park dead ahead
The Band Hall is on the right-hand side of the car park.
Our dojo really is that close to the station. If you go past the little
convenience store, tanning studio or tattoo parlour, turn back because you’ve
already gone too far!
Directions from Royal Holloway campus (by foot):
If you’re walking/cycling down from the back entrance of RHUL, the route is
the same as how you’d get to the station, through the houses: when you come
out of the college grounds, you’re on Lynwood Avenue. Turn right onto
Ripley Avenue, then left onto Clarence Street, right onto Osborne Road, and
finally, at the end, left again. That’s the wiggly bit done.
You’re now on Rusham Road, which runs alongside the railway. About 50 yards
before that comes out by the level crossing, there’s a footpath off to your
left that goes to the Wasp Farm carpark, where the hall is.
Don’t worry if you miss that though, because it’s all close. If you get as
far as Station Road (which has the level crossing on it), just turn left,
walk past Beckingham Metro, and turn left again at the dentist. The car
park is ahead of you.
Note for history buffs:
In the past, we’ve also trained at other Egham venues. We used to train at
Egham Leisure Centre, and before that in the Social Hall in Englefield Green.
We moved into the Band Hall in 2015.