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Next class: Thursday 2 February at Egham Band Hall

Sotenjuku dojo

Aikido in Egham

Egham Band Hall

Tuesdays 8:00pm—9:30pm
Thursdays 8:00pm—9:30pm

Our Egham classes are especially good for beginners!
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 on Tuesday come from Waterloo via Clapham Junction. Egham is on the Waterloo-Reading line.

Your first class is free.
After that, you pay monthly mat fees.

Note that the class starts at 8pm promptly — 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.

Egham Band Hall, Wasp Farm Carpark (off Station Road), Egham TW20 9LN


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 of you.
  • 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.

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