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Woking Surrey: A large town, civil parish and local government district located in the county of Surrey, Woking has a population of over 62,000 and is within London’s commuter belt, being just 23 miles from central London. Settled since Saxon times (and possibly earlier), Woking was recorded as Wochinges in the Domesday Book of 1086.
The original settlement is now known as Old Woking, whilst modern Woking is gathered around the railway station which was originally built some distance outside the town, and the Basingstoke Canal, which opened in 1794. Woking has good road and rail links with central London and the South-West of England.
Woking Postcode: GU21 and GU22
Woking Dialling Code: 01483
Woking Co-Ordinates: 51.3162°N - 0.561°W
Woking Borough Council - Address: Civil Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL. Telephone Number: 01483 755 855.
Woking is a large commuter town of over 60,000 people, it has excellent facilities including the Peacocks shopping centre and a large leisure centre, with the “Pool in the Park” swimming complex.
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Woking History: First recorded in an Anglo Saxon document of the 8th century, Woking was originally known as Wochingas (or Wocchingas), which means “people of Wocca”, and was the site of a monastery situated beside the River Wey in Surrey. Later mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, when it was listed as Wochinges, and held by, among others, William the Conqueror himself.
Site of a medieval palace (Woking Palace) since 1272, and much favoured by King Henry VII, the town witnessed the signing of the “Treaty of Woking” in 1490, between Henry VII and Maximillian of Austria. Woking Palace eventually fell into decline after being given to Sir Edward Zouch by King James I.
Woking continued life as a market town of no particular importance right up until the 19th century, when the arrival of the railway in 1838 brought more people to the area. The new Woking Common Station, was however, built some distance from the town centre, and the demand for accommodation and services, resulted in the town shifting somewhat to the areas around the station (and also the Bridgewater Canal), starting with the Railway Hotel.
Further growth occurred after the establishment of a new cemetery on Woking Common, to service the increasing demands of London, where few cemetery spaces existed.
The original settlement of Woking beside the River Wey, subsequently became known as Old Woking.
The name Woking was further brought to International notice when it was included in the H G Wells novel “The War of the Worlds” (1898), where it was the first landing place of the invading Martians.
Modern day Woking is a large commuter town of over 60,000 people, it has excellent facilities including the Peacocks shopping centre and a large leisure centre, with the “Pool in the Park” swimming complex.
Woking Map: Shown to the right is a Google satellite map of Woking, giving an interesting view of the town in Surrey. Also visible on this Woking map are the areas of Horsell, Shearwater, St John's, Old Woking, Mayford and Mimbridge. (MAP)
Woking Library - Address: Gloucester Walk, Woking, Surrey GU21 6EP. Telephone Number: 01483 770591. (LIBRARY MAP)
Church of St Mary the Virgin - Address: The Vicarage, Wilson Way, Woking GU21 4QJ. Telephone: 01483 772 134.
St Mark's C of E Church - Address: 66 Westfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9NG. Telephone Number: 01483 770 779.
St Mary of Bethany C of E Church - Address: Mount Hermon Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7UH. Telephone Number: 01483 761 269.
Trinity Methodist Church - Address: Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LH. Telephone Number: 01483 730 754.
Address: Hermitage Rd, Woking, Surrey GU21 8TJ UK. Telephone Number: 01483 472197. (CREMATORIUM)
Woking Community Hospital - Heathside Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 7HS. Tel: 01483 715911. (HOSPITAL MAP)
Woking High School - Address: Morton Road, Horsell, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4TJ. Telephone Number: 01483 888 447.
Winston Churchill County Secondary School - Address: Hermitage Road, Woking GU21 8TL. Telephone: 01483 476 861.
The Bishop David Brown School - Address: Albert Drive, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5RF. Telephone Number: 01932 350 191.
St Andrews School Woking - Address: Church Hill House, Wilson Way, Woking, Surrey GU21 4QW. Telephone Number: 01483 760 943.
St John the Baptist School - Address: Elmbridge Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9AL. Telephone Number: 01483 729 343.
Hoe Bridge School - Address: 224 Old Woking Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 8JE. Telephone Number: 01483 722 611.
Ripley Court School - Address: Rose Lane, Ripley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6NE. Telephone Number: 01483 225 217.
Knaphill Junior School - Address: High Street, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2QH. Telephone Number: 01483 888 899.
Woking College - Rydens Way, Woking, Surrey GU22 9DL. Telephone Number: 01483 761 036.
Ambassadors Theatre - The Peacock Centre, Woking, Surrey GU21 6GQ. Tel: 01483 545945. (CINEMA MAP)
New Victoria Theatre - Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey GU21 6GQ . Tel: 0844 871 7645. (THEATRE MAP)
Peacocks Shopping Centre - Woking, Surrey GU21 6GH. (PEACOCKS CENTRE)
Wolsey Place Shopping Centre - Woking, Surrey GU21 6GH . Tel: 01483 741000. (WOLSEY PLACE SHOPPING)
The Metro Hotel - Address: Town Centre, 36 Chertsey Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6HR. Telephone Number: 01483 727 100.
The Holiday Inn Hotel - Address: Victoria Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21 8EW. Telephone Number: 01483 221 000.
The Maybury Lodge Hotel - Address: 83-84 Maybury Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 5JH. Telephone Number: 01483 720 000.
The Premier Inn - Address: Bridge Barn Lane, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6NL, England. Telephone Number: 0870 197 7276.
The Star Inn - Address: Wych Hill, Woking, Surrey GU220EU. Telephone Number: 01483 889 111.
If you are looking for bed and breakfast in Woking you will find details of some B&B's below.
Cleavelands - 78 Woodham Road, Woking GU21 4EH. Telephone: 01483 772 558 (bed and breakfast accommodation).
The Oaks - West Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7XA. Telephone Number: 01483 222 531 (B&B, bed and breakfast).
Rose Hill - 146 Maybury Road, Woking GU21 5JR. Telephone: 01483 854 549 (bed and breakfast accommodation).
Woking Football Club (Woking FC) - Address: Kingfield Stadium, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey GU22 9AA. Telephone Number: 01483 772 470. (Founded 1889, 2010/2011 Playing in Conference South).
Mayford Football Club - Contact: Steve Wright, Telephone Number: 01483 236 157. Adults Sunday League, train at Sutherland Memorial Fields, Burpham.
Goldsworth Park Rangers (Youth Football) - Contact: Penny Burningham, Telephone Number: 01483 767 805.
Mayford Athletic Football Club (Youth Football 7-15) - Contact: Don Pugh, Telephone Number: 01483 853 740. Train at the Mayford Centre.
Woking & Horsell Cricket Club - Address: Woking & Horsell Cricket Club, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL. Telephone Number: 01483 720 120.
Old Woking Cricket Club - Contact: Nigel Heslop. Telephone Number: 01483 535840. Play at Queen Elizabeth Way, Old Woking.
Woking Golf Club - Address: Pond Road, Hook Heath, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0JZ. Telephone Number: 01483 760 053. (GOLF COURSE)
Hoebridge Golf Centre - Address: 224 Old Woking Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 8JE. Telephone Number: 01483 722 611.
Sutton Green Golf Club - Address: New Lane, Sutton Green, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7QF. Telephone Number: 01483 747 898.
Woking Leisure Centre & Pool In The Park - Address: Woking Park, Woking, Surrey GU22 9BA. Telephone Number: 01483 771 122.
Eclipse Hair Specialists - 11 High Street, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2PG. Telephone: 01483 755 236.
Capa Hairdressing - 13 Goldsworth Road, Woking GU21 6JY. Telephone: 01483 715 146.
Woking Taxis - 56A Chertsey Road, Woking GU21 5BG. Telephone: 01483 726 726.
Airport Cars - 5a The Broadway, Woking GU21 5AP. Telephone: 01483 715552.
Buttercup Beauty - 40 High Street, Horsell, Woking GU21 4UA. Telephone: 01483 728 000 (beauty salon).
The Body Shop - 26 Wolsey Walk, Woking GU21 6XX. Telephone: 01483 750 972 (beauty products and supplies).
M H Plumbing - 29 Courtenay Road, Woking GU21 5HG. Telephone: 01483 765 380. (More Plumbers)
- Woking Tree Surgeons:
Redwood Tree Services Ltd - Tel: 01483 481 175, Address: 103, Arethusa Way, Woking, Surrey, GU24 9BY
- Woking Handyman (Odd Job Man):
Martin Playfoot Handyman Services - Tel: 01932 340 783 Address: 49, Holly Ave, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3UD. (More Odd Job Men)
Woking can be accessed via the A320 and the A324, it can also be reached by railway from Waterloo Station London, Salisbury and Portsmouth.
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