An estimated 100,000 hungry visitors flocked to Woking town centre over the weekend (Friday 2 to Sunday 4 September) to meet some of the country’s top celebrity chefs and enjoy the edible delights on offer at Woking Food and Drink Festival.

Though Woking's earliest written appearance is in the Domesday Book, it is mentioned as the site of a monastery in an 8th-century context, as Wochingas.[5] In the Domesday Book it appears as Wochinges, being held in 1086 by King William the Conqueror, Walter FitzOther, Constable of Windsor Castle, and Ansgot and Godfrey from Osbern FitzOsbern, then bishop of Exeter.[6]

Woking used to have its own hospital with maternity and A&E amongst other departments. Woking Victoria Hospital[67] was situated on the corner of Victoria Way and Chobham Road, right by the Basingstoke Canal, from 1950 until the mid-'80s.

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Another piece of public art is a Hawker Hunter jet fighter mounted on a pole roughly ten metres tall situated outside the Big Apple family entertainment complex. This is the last Hunter built[citation needed] and was used to promote the previous Planets family entertainment complex. Originally black, the plane is now finished in all-over silver.

Celebrate Woking To find out about forthcoming events in Woking, from sports to arts, and culture to dance, please visit the Celebrate Woking website Woking Visitor Information For further information on Woking, or to request a visitor guide to the Borough, please contact: Woking Borough Council Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey GU21 6YL Telephone: 01483 755855 Email: Web:

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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To commemorate Wells' achievements, Celebrate Woking and its partners will deliver a cultural programme in his honour called Wells in Woking. Get ready for talks, walks, exhibitions and family events - all with a sci-fi twist! 

A picturesque lake with miniature boating and fishing, ideal for walking, family picnics,...

Horsell Common is includes Bronze Age round barrows as well as the Muslim Burial Ground...

Are you a landlord with properties in Woking? We're launching a new Landlord Accreditation Scheme to improve standards across the Borough. Pease attend our free event on Tuesday 27 September at 7pm to find out how the scheme can benefit you.

Several combined heat and power stations provide district heating and electricity, and electricity is also provided by a combination of hydrogen fuel cells and solar cells dispersed throughout the borough.[14] These are linked via an innovative private electricity distribution system operating completely off the public power grid.

A beautiful building, built in 1889 to serve students of the Oriental Institute, it was...

Since 2012, we have attracted in excess of 100,000 visitors per year to our range of free interactive, family-friendly events, including Party in the Park, Woking Food and Drink Festival, Diwali, Remembrance Sunday, to name just a few!

Get armed and ready with a hi-tech laser gun, and go hunting in our state of the art,...

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.

In December 2014 the council announced that it would establish a task group to explore potential twinning opportunities with the emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.[44]

Elections to the borough council take place in three out of every four years, with one-third elected in each election. The election in 2011 gave the Conservatives an overall majority of seats for the first time in 20 years.[11]

Organisers, charities, runners and the deputy mayor of Woking turned out for the launch event of the 13.1-mile run


Enjoy fun and inspiring courses at this leading cookery school, including short 1 and...

A canopy costing £2.8 million has been built between the station and the main shopping area of the town. It is approximately 34 metres in length and 22.5 metres in width, stretching from the railway station entrance (town, platform 1, side) to Albion House. The project included landscaping and the provision of a new way to the town from the railway station.[56]

The Ambassadors Cinemas is a six screen cinema complex located within the Peacocks...

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Looking for something a little quirky? Come and see an exciting new theatre production performed at Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park!

Albion Square canopy was built in 2007, following local council approval three years earlier. It is equipped with over 35,000 photovoltaic cells laminated in 272 glass panels to collect sunlight and convert it into energy.[17] It has a peak electrical output of 81 kWp.[citation needed]

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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.

Bill Moore served in the RAF Bomber Command 138 Squadron during the Second World War, dropping secret agents into occupied Europe

Woking Hockey Club women's first XI compete in the English Hockey League Women's League 1 (tier 2); the men's first XI compete in a regional league. The club has two AstroTurf pitches next to a clubhouse based in Goldsworth Park.

Celebrate Woking is facilitated by Woking Borough Council

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Woking is also to home to the Surrey History Centre, which holds archives and records about the county.

Woking also has a number of cricket clubs including Old Woking CC, Woking & Horsell CC, and Westfield CC.

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