Located in the heart of Surrey, Woking is a large town offering visitors a wide range of things to do and well as excellent shopping and dining facilities. Woking marked Her Majesty the Queen’s 60-year reign by designing a brand new public space in the heart of the town called ‘Jubilee Square’. Visitors can now enjoy high quality restaurants and outdoor seating, new paving and landscaping in the town centre, plus enhanced retail outlets in this area and the refurbished shopping centres nearby.
From eclectic art and history exhibitions at the award-winning gallery and museum - The Lightbox - to some of the biggest and best shows from the West End at one of the region’s largest venues, The New Victoria Theatre, you'll find plenty of things to keep you entertained in Woking. Alternatively, you could enjoy some home-grown talent and local productions at the neighbouring Rhoda McGaw Theatre, or watch one of the latest blockbuster films, at The Ambassadors complex.
Local 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 both these and over a dozen properties of historic interest in the Borough, open their doors to the public for free?
The diverse and family-friendly calendar of Woking events includes Chinese New Year celebrations in February, Woking Youth Drama Festival in March and the ever-popular Party in the Park in July.
For the more active visitor, 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 many picturesque common and heath lands, or along the 12.9km upgraded Basingstoke Canal towpath, which can be easily accessed from Woking Town Centre and at various points around the Borough. Why not take a walk in the lovely Woking Borough Countryside.
Woking is perfectly placed in the heart of Surrey and has a fast, regular train service from London Waterloo, which is just half an hour away. Visitors find Woking’s pedestrianised, accessible town centre easy to get around, especially with the added benefit of Shopmobility.
Visitors to Woking Park can now take advantage of new car parking facilities and state-of-the-art 3G sports pitches at Woking Leisure Centre. Find out more about the Woking area.
To find out about forthcoming events in Woking, from sports to arts, and culture to dance, please visit the Celebrate Woking website www.celebratewoking.info
Woking Visitor Information
For further information on Woking, or to request a visitor guide to the Borough, please contact:
Woking Borough Council Civic Offices,
Telephone: 01483 755855