Situated in the heart of Surrey, and surrounded by beautiful countryside, Woking has excellent transport links to London and the region, bringing some of the most popular family attractions in the South East close to hand. Woking’s landmark theatre and cinema complex, The Ambassadors, hosts the very best of the West End in a Borough of surprises and contrasts.
Woking has a wealth of historical connections, from Henry VIII’s hunting palace to the site of H G Wells’ War of the Worlds Martian landing.
Woking is also home to the Shah Jehan - the first mosque in Britain - which was built to cater for the spiritual needs of the students of the nearby Oriental Institute, in 1889. The Crematorium in St John’s village, Woking, performed the first cremations in the country, before the practice was even legalised. The first navigable waterway in England – the River Wey Navigations – was opened in 1653 and flows through some of the Borough’s villages, at Pyrford, West Byfleet and Sutton Green.
Besides the River Wey, Woking is home to a stretch of the Basingstoke Canal and both waterways offer a wide range of relaxing activities from boating to cycling and walking. They are also habitats for a variety of rare flora and fauna. Heath and common land abound in Woking too, giving you the chance to immerse yourself in peace and tranquillity, just a short walk away from the lively town centre. Or, if golf is your passion, you can choose from the 11 top notch courses in the Borough.
At the Centre of Things
Woking’s pedestrianised centre, with the Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping centres, Market Square and popular speciality markets, means there’s something for everyone; access is made easy courtesy of Shopmobility and the town centre buggy. In Town Square, look out for our speciality markets, including the popular Farmers Market every month, and a host of special events and festivals throughout the year.
For more information contact:
South East Tourism - 0871 572 2475
Tourist Information Numbers
Address: Crown House
Telephone Number: +44 (0) 1483 720103
South East Tourism 0871 572 2475
Web Site: http://www.woking.gov.uk
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