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Egham Hotels and Guest Houses

The Runnymede on Thames
Windsor Road, Egham, TW20 0AG
   +44 (0)1784 220 600
Single from: £124.00
Double from: £275.00
per room per night
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Great Fosters - Near Windsor
Stroude Road, Egham, Egham, TW20 9UR
   +44 (0)1784 433822
Single from: £120.00
Double from: £860.00
per room per night
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With a population of over six thousand people contained within a relatively small space, Egham is most definitely a bustling little burg. This shouldn't be too surprising, though, considering the fact that the town is located in Surrey, which is home to a lot of busy towns. The reason for this is plain to anybody who's ever been in the area: The proximity to London deems it so. Egham is part of the London Commuter Belt and actually makes up part of the Greater London Urban Area. In other words, Egham is essentially London. It even sits on the River Thames, a river that for all intents and purposes may as well be called the River London.

This sort of thing is common with towns that grew up alongside London. As the big city grew, more and more towns in the surrounding area would find themselves overtaken by the spreading metropolis and they would often lose their identities in the process. It can surely be difficult to hold on to remnants of your past when you find your town being turned into a homogenized suburb or, in Egham's case, another corner of London. This is often an unfortunate turn of events because countless bits of history have been lost due to historic buildings being torn to the ground to make way for houses and ancient forests being cut down for shopping malls. What little history that remains of Egham, however, is quite interesting even to those who don't consider themselves history buffs in the strictest sense of the word.

Sometime in the 500s or 600s there was a church known as Chertsey Abbey. The monks who ran the abbey must have had quite a bit of money because they owned the surrounding 120 acres of land. The area was known as Egeham and over time it became Egham. Much of this land was comprised of sweeping hills and some faint traces of that majestic beauty can be seen in Egham if you look in just the right places. The town was peaceful and quiet but that doesn't mean that it doesn't have its fair share of interesting history. Right outside Egham is a little village known as Runnymede. It was in this location that the Magna Carta, one of the most famous documents in the history of humanity, was sealed. There is a memorial to the event located right near Egham and it is truly an awe-inspiring sight. Egham is also right next to another memorial, although this one is a bit more bittersweet. It is a memorial dedicated to all of the Commonwealth Air Force members who lost their lives in World War II. Clearly, Egham still has some reverence for the people that called the location home long before it became just another part of London. This kind of respect is admirable and it will hopefully serve as a model for other towns that may some day find their identities being stripped as the ever-growing metropolis of London continues its mighty expansion into their territories.

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