Top 10 things to do
Here are our top 10 suggestions for having a great time in Woking - one of Surrey's most modern and vibrant town centres.
From world class theatre and international exhibitions to modern street art, award-winning cuisine to contemporary street-food, Woking's cultural scene has never been livelier.
1. 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!
2. Visit an exhibition of world-famous art
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.
3. Follow in the footsteps of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds' martians
2016 marks 150 years since the birth of H. G. Wells, who wrote this famous novel whilst in Woking, and a wealth of celebrations will be taking place to honour the occasion.
4. Enjoy authentic, artisan food from around the world
Cantonese, Thai, Malay, Bangladeshi, Bengalese... Woking's diversity is celebrated best in its extensive food offer.
5. Stay in luxury, at Woking's DoubleTree by Hilton
Rebranded and reopened in September 2015, visitors can expect the four star treatment when they stay in this town centre hotel.
6. 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.
7. Discover the UK headquarter's of the world's leading conservation charity, WWF
8. 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! Late night shopping every Thursday, plus the added benefit of Woking's burgeoning cafe culture, means you're never far from a tasty treat to recharge those shopping batteries.
9. 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?
10. 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.