Woking hotels and luxury coaching inn B&Bs are just a 10 minute drive off the M25 and easily accessed off both the M3 and A3. Popular with both business and leisure visitors, Woking is a best Surrey arts and cultural holiday base within easy reach of central London. Trains from Woking station are every 10 minutes to London Waterloo and Woking is ideally situated midway between Gatwick and Heathrow Airports affording easy access to both.
Attractions in Woking include the Basingstoke Canal which runs through the town. Shopping, museums, galleries and theatres in Woking are superb and include funky contemporary arts venue The Lightbox with two galleries hosting premier changing art exhibitions. Magnificent gardens and stately home estates near Woking include flagship RHS Garden Wisley and Clandon Park. Woking's close proximity to the M25 puts Windsor attractions and top Surrey attractions like Thorpe Park theme park, Painshill Park Cobham and the Brooklands Museum Weybridge all within easy reach.
Nestling close to the M25 in a leafy setting, Woking is a dynamic arts and cultural Surrey centre offering a premier shopping centre and ample choice of chic cafes, restaurants and great theatre. Attractive Woking town centre contains top shopping centres like the Peacocks Centre and Wolsey Place. Specialist shops in Woking cluster around the centre and general Woking Markets are Monday to Saturday in Market Square with Woking Farmers' Markets monthly (third Thursday) in Mercia Walk.
The Woking museums and arts scene is impressive inclusive of funky contemporary marvel The Lightbox, a fantastic Woking museum and contemporary art gallery catering well for children. Woking theatres feature two of Surrey's flagship entertainment venues, the New Victoria Theatre and the Rhoda McGaw Theatre. Best West End shows regularly appear at these Woking theatres alongside local and touring theatre productions.
As a touring base for exploring both Surrey and Berkshire attractions, Woking situated near the M25, M3 and A3 is perfect. A selection of stunning gardens and stately home estates are near Woking including Cobham's Painshill Park, the Georgian Clandon Park and the National Trust's Hatchlands Park at East Clandon with interiors by Robert Adam and gardens designed by Gertrude Jekyll. Flagship RHS Garden Wisley sits just east of Woking close to the M25 and A3 (clearly signposted off both motorways).
Festivals and events in Woking run through the year from Woking Beer Festivals, craft fairs and antiques fairs to Woking Canal Festival, hosted by premier arts and leisure venues in Woking including The Lightbox, Woking Theatres and Woking Leisure Centre and Pool in the Park. Outstanding purpose built conference and events centres in Woking include top venues such as the H.G.Wells Conference & Events Centre which offers a choice of cutting edge event spaces perfect for conference events, weddings and parties in Woking.
The Lightbox Gallery contributed by Yellow Book and Old Church near Woking contributed by Sam. All photos are copyrighted but licensed for further reuse under the creative commons licence.