Foundations of Woking

Get to know Woking

Located in the heart of Surrey, Woking is a large modern town with its ever evolving busy and thriving centre.

A wide and eclectic array of bars, cafes and restaurants offer authentic, artisan food from around the world as well as a good deal of shopping, leisure and restaurant space within the heart of the town. Shop till you drop at Woking’s Peacocks Centre where you will find all the High Street names you would expect from a popular town centre. The Peacocks Centre is also home to the New Victoria Theatre for those who wish to catch a West End show or The Ambassador cinema which offers six block busting digital screens.


The Lightbox Woking

Throughout the year a diverse and family friendly calendar of events take place including the ever popular ‘Party in the Park’ during the month of July. Set in 43 acres of attractive landscaped gardens, Woking Park includes Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park. Another huge event is the award winning Woking Food and Drink Festival.

There are many places to visit in Woking, including The Lightbox for those who are passionate about art and history. At The Lightbox an exhibition of world famous art can be found along with extensive private collections. Alongside the Basingstoke Canal you can also discover the UK headquarters of the World’s leading conservation charity, WWF. The Living Planet Centre has a free visitor centre and lots of great events which take place throughout the year.

Education & Leisure

Education in Woking

Woking and its’ surrounds is served well with an excellent selection of schools both in the private and state sectors including St Andrews, Halstead, Greenfield, Guildford High School for Girls, Guildford Grammar School for Boys, Ripley Court, St George’s Weybridge, Hoe Bridge, and the American School at Cobham, as well as St John The Baptist, one of the continuingly top performing catholic schools in the south east of England, the brand new school Hoe Valley with its fantastic sporting facilities, as well St Dunstan’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Goldsworth Primary School and Horsell Village Primary School.

Woking offers a great selection of leisure facilities, including Pool in the Park, various gyms and the brand new state of the art Sports Box. Also home to Woking Football Club, a semi pro association football club founded in 1889 and competes in the national league. McLaren Racing Limited is a British motor racing team based at the McLaren Technology Centre located on the outskirts of woking. McLaren is best known as a Formula One constructor but also competes in the Indianapolis 500 and has won the Canadian-American Challenge Cup. The team is the second oldest active Formula One team after Ferrari, where they compete as McLaren F1 Team. They are the second most successful team in Formula One history after Ferrari, having won 182 races, 12 Drivers’ Championships and eight Constructors’ Championships.


Woking Countryside

For those who like country walks, the Basingstoke Canal meanders through the heart of Woking, an ever reminder of the proximity of open space, calm and countryside. Goldsworth Park Lake is also great for walking, picnicking and offers miniature boating and fishing opportunities, all set within a picturesque lake. Horsell Common, a 880 acre open space with The Sandpit area chosen by H.G. Wells as the site of the first Martian landings in his book ‘The War of the Worlds’.


Woking Transport

Situated at the southwestern edge of Greater London, Woking is widely regarded to be one of the best commuting rail stations, with its fast and frequent trains with a journey time of approximately 24 minutes to Waterloo station, and here you will also find a very efficient coach service to Heathrow Airport. The motorway network can be easily accessed (M3, M25, A3), allowing straightforward road travel to central London and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports.

Woking Martian