Woking town guide
Woking is a thriving regional centre, and one of the largest towns in Surrey. Woking developed with the advent of the railways in the 1830's. The author, H.G. Wells was one of Woking's most celebrated residents.
It has two big covered shopping centres - The Peacocks and Wolsey Place as well as the Market. The New Victoria Theatre offers productions direct from the West End. The Ambassadors offers a six-screen cinema complex and The Big Apple has a themed entertainment complex for adults and children too. Woking Park has a leisure centre and Pool in the Park for water activities.
The River Wey and the Basingstoke canal meander through the borough, where boat trips can be taken from the visitor centre.
There is so much to see and do in the locality that a hire car is necessary to make the most of the area around the town. The Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Gardens are a must for keen gardeners. The rare breeds conservation centre at Burpham Court Farm Park makes an interesting place to visit with the children.
The first purpose-built motor racing circuit at Brooklands is the birthplace of British motor sport and aviation. Nearby Cobham Bus Museum and Mizen's Railway, a miniature railway set in a wooded location, will delight transport lovers.
There is so much in the area for children to visit. Chessington World of Adventures is only 25minutes away, Legoland is at nearby Windsor, Thorpe Park is 15minutes away, and Bird World and Underwater World are at Farnham.