Local Sights

Local Sights

Brookwood Cemetery

A 400 acre cemetery opened in 1854 to provide a resting place for many of London's dead. Since then nearly a quarter of a million souls have been laid to rest there, including many Allied casualties from the two World Wars.

Cemetery Pales, Brookwood, Woking GU24 0BL

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The Martian

Woking was once home to 'the father of science fiction', HG Wells and the setting of his novel 'The War of the Worlds'. Woking has commemorated the author with a unusual piece of modern sculpture - The Martian - which was designed by St Martin's School of Art graduate Michael Condron.  It can be found in Woking town centre, between Church Street East and Commercial Way.

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Shah Jahan Mosque

The first mosque in Britain, founded in 1889 to cater for the spiritual needs of students attending the Oriental Institute at Maybury. Today the mosque is the spiritual focus of Woking's Muslim community.

For further information, please contact 01483 760679.

Shah Jahan Mosque, 149 Oriental Road, Woking GU22 7BA

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Woking mural

On the north wall of the station, the mural depicts an Edwardian shopping scene in the town at the turn of the 20th century. At over 100 feet long it is said to be one of the finest examples of street art in the country.

Woking Palace

Once a home of Henry VIII, the palace was mostly destroyed in the 1620's.  However, the ruins that remain are fascinating and play host to costumed historical interpreters when the site is open to the public, for the Heritage Open Days event in September amongst others.

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Woking Town Gates

Built in 1992 on the east side of Town Square, the gates commemorate Woking's varied past. Look out for representations of the 19th century brick kilns used locally, the canal, the railway, images from the Borough coat of arms, native pine trees and a spaceship from the War of the Worlds.