student life at royal Holloway, university of LondonWatch
Places to explore, my understanding is that there's a direct bus from the main campus to Windsor (to see Windsor Castle)
There are no nightclubs in Egham aside from the SU and Meds which will get old quickly. There's Atik in Windsor which isnt too far away and theres a shuttle bus that goes from campus to there. There's also a train station thats like a 10 minute walk from the back gate which can take you to London - which obviously has more on.
In the town centre there is a Tesco, Iceland, small M&S, Superdrug, Boots, Opticians, couple of pharmacys, and Burtons (clothes shop). It will get you by day to day, but Staines and Chertsey are a quick train ride away and have much better shops.
Places to Eat.
Theres a few fast food places. There's a few pubs, The Packhorse (SU ran pub), The Happy Man, The Red Lion are all ones I can recommend. Campus has some great places to eat as well, Tommys Kitchen is pretty good (keep an eye out on facebook because they do give away free food). There's also an obnoxious number of cafes on campus for some reason.
Places to Explore.
Nothing really of note in Egham, though it's worth exploring the campus on the first few days you arrive, there are some really beautiful places there.
Hope that helped
There are a few nice restaurants and an ice cream place on the high street but it's not huge, so students tend to get the train to Staines (~5 mins journey) or Waterloo (~50 mins journey) for something to do at the weekend. (Station is ~20 mins walk from campus)
Virginia Water Lake is near campus too, and is very pretty to walk around if that's your kind of thing.