Discover Woking, one of Surrey’s most vibrant and accessible towns, surrounded by a green and leafy Borough. Located at the core of the county, Woking is just half an hour from London yet benefits from diverse villages and attractive waterways on its doorstep. From world class theatre and international exhibitions to modern street art, award-winning cuisine and contemporary street-food, Woking's cultural scene has never been livelier.
Woking’s diverse and family-friendly events include the hugely popular Party in the Park in July, and the award-winning Food and Drink Festival, which attracts record numbers of visitors, exhibitors and chefs to Jubilee Square every September.
Discover modern culture
Explore the heart of town, which has been extensively refurbished to create an attractive, modern centre, where convenient shopping sits neatly beside Woking’s superb dining, culture and arts facilities.
Quickly reached via excellent road, rail and air links, visitors find Woking’s pedestrianised boulevards are easy to get around, with the help of new on-street signage, compact, undercover walkways, and the added benefit of ShopMobility.
Visitors can also enjoy a wide range of high quality restaurants within the town centre, from award-winning cuisine to contemporary street food and outdoor dining. Woking’s attractive landscaping is complemented by a broad mix of shopping outlets in the undercover shopping centres. In addition, the purpose-built market offers artisan produce alongside traditional goods, every day of the week.
Woking’s world-class attractions include national exhibitions at The Lightbox, and some of the biggest and best shows from the West End on one of the region’s largest stages, at The New Victoria Theatre. Woking is also home to WWF-UK's Living Planet Centre - one of the greenest buildings in the country.
Woking’s diverse and family-friendly events include the award-winning annual Food and Drink Festival, which attracts record numbers of visitors, exhibitors and chefs to Jubilee Square in September.
If the sun is shining, why not follow in the footsteps of H. G. Wells' Martians from ‘The War of the Worlds’? The ‘father of science-fiction’ wrote his classic novel whilst living in Woking just over 150 years ago. Follow his heritage trail around the Borough on foot or bike, or take a look at the legacy of Woking's anniversary celebrations in his honour.
For active visitors, Woking’s Cycle Trails make it easier than ever to get to, across and around the Borough on two wheels. Alternatively, take a leisurely stroll around the picturesque Heather Farm on Horsell Common, or cycle along the 12.9km upgraded Basingstoke Canal towpath, which can be easily accessed from the town centre by The Lightbox and takes you to many of Woking’s lovely villages.
Historic places of interest include Brookwood Cemetery, the ruins of Henry VIII’s former country retreat at Woking Palace, and the first purpose-built mosque in the UK - the Shah Jahan. Why not visit during the annual Heritage Open Days weekend in September, when numerous places of interest in the Borough open their doors to the public for free?