EC Partners

Embassy, Outer London

Royal Holloway University of London

Quick facts

Location: Royal Holloway University of London

Dates available: 30 Jun – 18 Aug

Ages: 10 – 18 (18-year-olds accepted as part of a group with a leader)

Groups only

Accommodation: Single room with en-suite 

Emergency Number: +44 7771 845978

Our centre is located at Royal Holloway University of London near the town of Egham, surrounded by beautiful countryside and only 5 miles from Royal Windsor.

The campus is closed and secure with a lot of outdoor space to explore. Ideal for younger students, we offer a mix of single en-suite and standard rooms, as well as a large activity room and outdoor seating for communal use.



  • Single en-suite rooms arranged in flats containing 5 to 6 rooms
  • Communal space in each flat
  • Room furniture includes a wardrobe, desk and chair
  • Rooms are cleaned weekly
  • Laundry available on-site, £2.80 per wash and £1.30 to dry
  • Meals are served in a large dining hall
  • Our spacious Activity Club is opened daily until 22.30 with sofas, TV and games for students. There are also benches outside in an enclosed green courtyard for socialising.
  • Wi-Fi is available across all areas

Dining & facilities

Royal Holloway is a nut free centre and no foods/snacks with nuts are allowed, very safe for students with allergies.


Hot breakfast and continental available including juice, coffee, toast, cereal and fruit.


A minimum of 2 options available, including a vegetarian option.

Packed lunches: Water, fruit, sandwiches, crisps, and biscuits. 


A minimum of 2 options available, including a vegetarian option.


Vending machines offer drinks and snacks.


  • Nearby field for sports and games
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Bespoke lesson materials, the Embassy lesson is designed to engage students in discussion, to develop the key life skills of collaboration and intercultural communication, and to provide extensive opportunities to practice and build on current language.

Lessons taught by teachers trained to deliver the Embassy Lessons

17 students per class and classes suitable for students of all levels.

15 hours a week

20 x 45 mins in UK, US and Canada

15 x 60 mins in Malta

All learning resources provided are age appropriate and all students receive an end of course certificate of attendance.



Coaches arrive next to the canteen in the car park where groups are met by centre staff before being registered and checked into their rooms.



On the first evening there will be a welcome activity which is designed to ensure students have the opportunity to meet staff and other students and get to know more about the campus, its facilities and useful information which will help them during their stay.



Activities are organised every Monday to Friday and every evening all week, for students not on a prepaid excursion or any additional optional trips. These activities could be on-site or near to the centre. These may include:

  • Sports such as football, mini Olympics, rounders, table tennis, volleyball and basketball
  • Daytime activities such as scavenger hunts and drama workshops
  • Evening activities such as karaoke, talent show and team games


Getting to and From School Activities

Our students travel by coach or train for all activities and excursions outside the centre.

Excursions and Trips
Half-day Trips

Our students get to explore exciting places such as Windsor Castle and Henley Upon Thames with River Cruise.

King’s College Chapel and the Back Lawn, University of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
Full-day Excursions
  • London: Visit this exciting capital city and take a walking tour of central London and visit the National Gallery.
  • Oxford: Home to the world’s oldest university, where we’ll visit a famous college.
  • Brighton: A vibrant, popular seaside resort with beautiful architecture, home to the Sea Life Centre.
  • Cambridge: Visit this charming university city with a walking tour and a visit to one of its famous colleges.
Oxford, Bridge of Sighs
  • Thorpe Park: Enjoy extreme rides and attractions at this popular theme park.
  • London Eye: Enjoy amazing 360-degree views over London from the world’s tallest cantilevered observation wheel.
  • Hampton Court & Richmond upon Thames: Beautiful castle next to the river with pretty gardens and visit to the town centre.

3 Week Sample Programmes


Each 14 night stay will include 2 half-day trips exciting places/cities such as Windsor Castle and Henley Upon Thames or Marlow, and 4 full-day excursions to other major cities such as London, Oxford and Brighton. Transport for trips may be by private coach or public transport.

This programme is for illustrative purposes and activities and trips shown may change.

Week 1 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Madame Tussauds and Harrods
River Cruise and/or London Eye
Testing/Induction Lessons Full-day trip:
London with Westminster walking tour and visit to the National Gallery
Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
Oxford with walking tour and college visit
Afternoon Walk to Egham Town/On-site sports Half-day trip:
Reading and shopping
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Photo scavenger hunt Welcome disco Culture club Egg drop/Make your own movie Themed disco Film night
Week 2 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Thorpe Park
Royal Holloway walk/on-site sports Full-day trip:
London with visits to the Science Museum or Natural History Museum and Hyde Park
Lessons Half-day visit:
Henley Upon Thames
Runnymede Memorial walk/On-site sport Full-day trip:
Brighton with walking tour and visit to the Sea Life Centre
Afternoon Lessons Lessons Lessons
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Capture the flag Welcome disco Culture club Talent show Themed disco Film Night/Murder Mystery
Week 3 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Morning Arrivals/Departures

On-site activities

Optional trip:
Hampton Court and Richmond upon Thames
Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
London with visits to the British Museum and Oxford Street shopping
Lessons Lessons Full-day trip:
Cambridge with walking tour and college visit
Afternoon Walk to Egham Town/On-site sports Half-day trip:
Windsor and Windsor Castle
Drama workshop/On-site sports
Evening Welcome games

On-site activities
Outdoor football tournament Welcome disco Culture club Quiz night/Capture the flag Themed disco Kahoot quiz/Film night

Student Welfare

We place the highest priority on care and supervision at all of our Embassy Summer centres so you can rest assured students are well looked after. Members of staff are available 24 hours a day.

Student Services

Our student support staff can help you with:

  • Accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Information about local services
  • Assistance with individual and personal problems
  • Emergency contact

Medical information

If a student needs medical attention an Embassy staff member will help make an appointment. Group Leaders must accompany the student to an appointment. An Embassy staff member will accompany any student that is not part of a group.

Crownhouse Dental Practice, 4 Grange Road, Egham, Tel: +44 (0)1784 432641

Runnymead Medical Practice, Bond Street, Englefield Green, Egham, Surry, TW20 0PF T: +44(0)1784 437671

Walk in Centre: Ashford Hospital, London Road, Middlesex,TW15 3AA, T: 01784 884488
A&E Access: St Peter’s Hospital Guildford Road Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0PZ, T: 01932 872000

If a student does not have insurance to cover their time abroad, insurance is available to purchase through Embassy Summer.

Please note that the centre is mostly cashless. Cash is only required for optional activities and room deposits.

In case of emergency

A 24 hour emergency telephone number is available all summer:

+44 7771 845978


Embassy Summer Schools
Royal Holloway University
TW20 0EX