The borough of Runnymede is steeped in history dating back thousands of years. Situated in the Thames Basin the towns and villages of Addlestone, Chertsey, Egham, Englefield Green, Longcross, Lyne, New Haw, Ottershaw, Row Town, Thorpe, Virginia Water and Woodham which make up the borough each have their own individual histories.
Runnymede began as a settlement near to the Roman Road river crossing at Staines-upon-Thames. It continues to be a communications hub with the M25 which runs through the borough from north to south, and the M3 from west to east and Heathrow Airport being close by.
The water-meadow at Runnymede is where in 1215, King John sealed the Magna Carta.