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About Woking

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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. It is at the southwestern edge of the Greater London Urban Area and is a part of the London commuter belt, with frequent trains and a journey time of approximately 24 minutes to Waterloo station. It is also lucky enough to be in the area serviced by DarkStar Discos, the Woking marquee hire experts.Woking is 23 miles southwest of Charing Cross in central London. Woking town itself, excluding its narrowly contiguous Built-up Area which extends from West End to West Byfleet, has a population of 62,796 and the UK Government has recorded its built-up Area as 5% more populous than its borough with 105,367 residents in 2011, the highest in the county.

Woking has returned Conservative majorities at national elections since its seat was created in 1950 with Jonathan Lord re-elected as its Member of Parliament in the 2017 General Election.

 

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Woking Travel Links

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Rail -
Woking railway station is on the Alton Line, Portsmouth Direct Line, South Western Main Line and West of England Main Line. There are frequent trains to and from London Waterloo (via Clapham Junction), a journey taking approximately 25–30 minutes. There is also a twice hourly Waterloo–Woking stopping service that calls at many stations between Waterloo and Woking.

Gatwick Airport can be accessed via Guildford railway station or Clapham Junction. London Heathrow Airport has no direct train services from the south west of England, so a RailAir service operates between Woking and Heathrow.

Roads -
Woking is accessible from the M25 motorway (junction 11), the M3 motorway (junction 3) and the A3. The main access road is the A320 between Guildford and Staines, which passes through the town centre and connects to the M25 to the north at a point close to its M3 junction, and to the A3 to the south at Guildford; further direct roads more immediately connect the west and east parts of the borough respectively to the M3 and A3 respectively.

Bus and coach -
A RailAir coach service is run by National Express, connecting Woking railway station and London Heathrow Airport, in the absence of a direct train link to Heathrow. The bus services in Woking are mainly operated by Abellio Surrey and Arriva Guildford & West Surrey. Arriva Guildford & West Surrey provide the short-distance to services to the surrounding towns and villages, such as West Byfleet, Byfleet, Camberley, Weybridge and to Guildford. Abellio Surrey provides services to more distant towns including into Greater London. These include Staines, Addlestone and Heathrow T5. The Bustler community transport service, which operates from bases Westfield and St John's, uses a fleet of minibuses to serve people with a transportation disadvantage.

Canal -
The Basingstoke Canal, completed in 1794, passes through the north of the town and is crossed by several footbridges and road bridges. The Lightbox, an Art Gallery, is sandwiched between the canal and Victoria Way, a dual carriageway. The canal underwent restoration in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s with the restoration completed on 10 May 1991.

River and navigation -
The River Wey and Wey Navigation run through the Borough of Woking.

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Taxi Firms in Woking

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With so much to do within Woking and the neighbouring towns, as well as the beautiful surrounding countryside, it's worth renting a car or jumping in a taxi to see the local sights.

Woking is well served when it comes to getting a taxi as there are local firms such as Woking All 3s, Woking Taxis and Galaxy Cars.

 

 

Hotels and Guest Houses in Woking

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Doubletree by Hilton at Woking -
A 7-minute walk from Woking train station, this modern hotel in the town centre is 6 miles from Brooklands motorsports venue and 13 miles from Heathrow Airport. Simple rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, work desks, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Family rooms add sofa-beds, while club level rooms come with minifridges and complimentary chocolate. There's a casual restaurant, as well as a breakfast buffet (fee). There's also a contemporary lounge bar, a business centre and meeting rooms, as well as paid parking.

Innkeeper’s Lodge Woking -
This relaxed budget hotel is 6 miles from Brooklands motorsports venue and museum, which includes Mercedes-Benz World. It's also 10 miles from Ascot Racecourse. The straightforward rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. The hotel offers complimentary buffet breakfast and parking. Other amenities include a pub and a restaurant.

Gorse Hill Hotel, Woking -
Set in an elegant country mansion next to Woking Golf Club, this polished conference hotel with 2 annexes is 5 miles from Stoke Park and 7 miles from the Lakeside Leisure Complex. The refined rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Room service is offered. Full English breakfast is available for a fee and served in a genteel restaurant. There's also a lounge bar. Other amenities include 18 meeting rooms and a business centre, plus a football field and a croquet lawn, Parking is free.


 

Places to Get Married in Woking

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Botley’s Mansion Woking -
Botley’s Mansion is an elegant, exclusive use wedding venue located in the Surrey countryside. This grand, Palladian country house wedding venue is one of four exclusive use wedding venues that are owned, managed and run by Bijou. It is licensed for civil wedding ceremonies both inside and out and offers a choice of stylish celebration and entertaining spaces in which to host your ultra-glamorous wedding. With capacities ranging from 60 to 250 across various rooms in the house, Botley’s Mansion also offers flexibility along with an impeccable service when it comes to hosting your celebration at this wow-factor wedding venue.

Located just 30 minutes from London and set amid 56 acres of rolling Surrey parkland, this magnificent country house wedding venue marries history with the absolute best in modern style. It has been tastefully and delicately refurbished over the years and offers a multitude of options when it comes to celebrating your nuptials. The venue oozes elegance and charm from the moment you drive through the entrance gates and down the wondrous driveway - passing the fountain, mounting the sweeping stone staircase and entering the front door every detail is breath-taking as you enjoy a crescendo of classic elegance. Exquisite gold-leaf adorns the walls, doorways and ceilings, sparkling its reflection in the stunning crystal chandeliers and, outside, the grounds and perfectly manicured gardens are the perfect backdrop for your wedding photography.

The Gorse Hill Hotel, Woking -
Gorse Hill is a quintessentially English Edwardian Manor House situated in the stunning Surrey country-side. Set in 17 acres of grounds, with plenty of character and charm, it’s a beautiful venue for any occasion, but particularly comes alive on a Wedding Day. The mansion house was refurbished in 2017 to a very high standard and now has a new lease of life. The neutral, but warm colour scheme works with any style and accentuates the Edwardian features of the building.

The grand mansion house is exclusively yours for your Wedding day from midday until midnight. You will be married in front of paned bay windows overlooking the manicured gardens, followed by a drink’s reception on the terrace or in the bar. Your guests will then move into the elegant restaurant where your Wedding Breakfast and the speeches will take place. After tea and coffee, it’s time to cut your cake and have your first dance, after which you can let your hair down and dance the night away in the characterful boardroom which happens to make for the perfect dancefloor.

Chobham Golf Club, near Woking -
Chobham Golf Club provides an excellent venue for your wedding day with the Clubhouse set in an ideal location with ample parking. The Montgomerie Suite has its own private bar for your exclusive use for the day. The balcony has far reaching views over the course and is ideal for those all-important photos. The Chefs at Chobham pride themselves on being able to offer a wide range of menus and full flexibility to suit your requirements.

Chobham Golf Club offers the following Wedding facilities:

  • Licensed to perform Civil Ceremonies
  • Can seat up to 140 for your wedding breakfast
  • 200 Maximum number for evening functions
  • Set in a picturesque rural location
  • High level of service and attention to detail
  • Montgomerie Suite is fully air-conditioned and has a private bar
  • Cloakrooms
  • Lift access
  • Tables laid with white linen to offset any flowers, balloons and table decorations that you may wish to organise
  • Large patio, to enjoy your arrival drinks and canapés
  • Stunning purpose-built wedding garden for those treasured wedding photos

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Event Planning in Woking

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Complete your event in Woking with DarkStar Discos the Woking marquee hire experts who offer the following services which can reduce your event planning stress. Bars - You don't need to spend too much time looking for the perfect drinks for your event, we have a team that can take care of that for you. Lights - no need to stress out in finding and setting up the lights for your event. DJ and Staffing - let our DJ take care of the music for your event. Our staff will also be the ones taking care of the needs of your guests. You might also want to consider asking us to arrange the following services for your event: Professional Photographer, Event Transportation and Event Catering. For all your event-planning needs, contact DarkStar Discos, the Woking marquee hire experts

 

 

Top Restaurants in Woking

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L’Aroma Italian Restaurant, Woking -
L'Aroma has, since its origin been identified as the finest authentic Italian restaurant in the Surrey county. Surrounded by both Wolsey and the Peacocks shopping centres, the restaurant proves to be an instant success and quickly distinguished itself for its unique Southern Italian cuisine and innovative decor, making one’s dining experience a memorable one. L'Aroma has become a favourite of Woking's locals as tourists to the area who enjoy fine food and excellent service. Since its inception, the cuisine has evolved to its present high standard of quality, consistency and innovation. Our menu is based on authentic Neapolitan tradition updated by the unique culinary design of our chefs. Historic location, beautiful decor and great food, make dining at L'Aroma a "gastronomic experience”. Drop in and sample their menu or make a reservation, we are sure you will not be disappointed.

Bep Viet Woking -
Bep Viet is a family run Vietnamese café in Woking, Surrey, with over 20 years culinary experience from working in multiple restaurants across Vietnam and London. With their culinary experience along with deep-rooted childhood memories that have been going through their family for generations, they want to share with you their authentic, fresh and healthy dishes. Based right in the centre of Woking, getting to Bep Viet could not be easier – enjoy a taste of Vietnam in Surrey!

Bill’s Restaurant, Woking -
Bill’s Woking restaurant, at Woking Shopping, has a mix of cosy booths, sharing tables, and a soft seating area. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, it has plenty of space for busy shoppers to put their feet up any time of day. In the evening the lights come down and Bill's Woking comes into its own. If you're craving a juicy steak, vibrant seasonal salad, pan fried sea bass or a selection of tasty small plates, perfect for sharing, reserve your table now or drop in. Don't miss our daily Dinner Special, served from 5pm until they're gone…!

 

 

Top Things to do in Woking

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Catch a West End show at The Ambassadors' New Victoria Theatre -
Drama, opera, comedy, pantomime, musicals - Woking's Ambassador's theatres host the best in both West End and amateur productions. Or if cinema's more your thing, you have six blockbusting digital screens from which to choose!

Top notch well-respected touring and permanent exhibitions can be found at Woking's museum and gallery, The Lightbox. Past exhibitions have included works by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Elizabeth Frink and Damien Hirst, plus extensive private collections.

Follow in the footsteps of H. G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds' Martians. H. G. Wells wrote his classic novel whilst living in Woking just over 150 years ago. Follow the heritage trail around the Borough, on foot or bike, or take a look at the legacy of Woking's anniversary celebrations in his honour.

Enjoy authentic, artisan food from around the world - Cantonese, Thai, Malay, Bangladeshi, Bengalese... Woking's diversity is celebrated best in its extensive food offer.

Remember our fallen heroes at Woking's Peace Garden, within the Muslim Burial Ground. A Grade II listed structure, the site can be found nestled amongst Horsell Common's pines and was extensively restored in 2015 to honour Indian Army soldiers who died alongside the British during World War One.

Discover the UK head-quarters of the world's leading conservation charity, WWF - located alongside the Basingstoke Canal, WWF-UK's Living Planet Centre has a free visitor centre and lots of great events throughout the year.

Shop until you drop in Woking shopping's fully accessible undercover malls - all the High Street names you'd expect from a popular town centre, plus a few pleasant surprises! The added benefit of Woking's burgeoning cafe culture means you're never far from a tasty treat to recharge those shopping batteries.

Cycle or stroll along one of Britain's most picturesque waterways, the Basingstoke Canal. With stretches of the canal designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their flora and fauna, why not follow the water, on foot or two wheels, to one of Woking's pretty villages?

Try your hand at one of Woking's 14 golf courses, or maybe crazy golf's more your thing? Being surrounded by green belt, means that Woking has a huge number of leisure opportunities for visitors, including great indoor and outdoor facilities at Woking Park.

 

 

Woking Today

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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. The diverse and family-friendly calendar of Woking events includes Chinese New Year celebrations in February, Woking Youth Drama Festival in March, the ever-popular Party in the Park in July and award-winning Woking Food Festival.  Find upcoming events in Woking taking place today, this weekend and over the coming months by using our Event Search facility.

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.

 

 

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