Local Arrangements


Royal Holloway is located in a beautiful part of Surrey, a county famed for its historic market towns, parks and woodlands, and a lively cultural sporting scene. The university campus is located very close to Runnymede, where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Nearby are Windsor Great Park, adjoining Windsor Castle, and Wentworth Golf Club, home of the annual PGA Championship. Central London is easily accessible by train for a whole host of activities – trips to the shops, famous tourist attractions, galleries, theatres and nightlife.

The college campus is situated just a few minutes walk from Windsor Great Park between the villages of Englefield Green and Virginia Water, and close to the towns of Egham, Staines and Windsor.

Travel directions are available here.

Key Campus Locations for PODC 2018

Below is the summary of the Royal Holloway campus locations where the PODC’18 events will be taking place. These are also marked on the annotated campus map (clickable).


On-Campus Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is in Wedderburn Halls and include breakfast on all nights, and full board on conference and workshop nights. All rooms include the following:

  • Double bed
  • En-suite shower room
  • Access to a communal pantry with a refrigerator, microwave oven, and tea and coffee making facilities (fairtrade products)
  • Secure key card access and lifts to all floors
  • Linen, towels and basic toiletries
  • Wheelchair accessible bedrooms available upon request
  • Free car parking
  • Wi-Fi

The discounted accommodation rate of £70/night inclusive of breakfast and dinner (which is a BBQ on 26 July) is available to all registered conference or workshop attendees. It applies to all bookings made for the nights falling within the 22 – 27 July range regardless of the specific registration package being chosen.

Two extra nights before (21 July) and after (28 July) the event can also be booked through the portal at the rate of £55/night inclusive of breakfast.

Double occupancy for a partner who is not a registered attendee of either PODC’18 or collocated workshops can also be booked subject to paying the partner supplement at the rate of £35/night (inclusive of breakfast).

Please follow the link below for the detailed instructions for booking on-campus accommodation: https://www.podc.org/podc2018/booking-on-campus-accommodation.

The cut-off date for reserving and paying for on-campus accommodation is 9 July 2018 11 July 2018.

Off-Campus Accommodation

For those willing to stay off campus, there is a wide selection of quality hotels and Bed & Breakfast in close vicinity to the venue.  Some of these are listed below: