Woking Area Guide
If you are looking to move to a smaller, community driven town but don’t want to give up the perks of city living, Woking could be the right move for you. Currently undergoing extensive regeneration to improve the local infrastructure to build a vibrant and exciting town centre, Woking has gained a well-deserved reputation as an economic and cultural hub, with an exploding art scene and a busy retails area. With its fast train to London, Woking is proving to be the commuter’s choice.
Woking’s award-winning art gallery and museum provide exhibitions and the New Victoria Theatre often hosts top shows from the West End. The nearby Rhonda McGaw Theatre provides entertainment from local productions and home-grown talent.
The recently upgraded Basingstoke canal towpath can be easily accessed from Woking town centre and the cycle trails make getting across and around the borough on two wheels simple.
Families are given a plentiful choice of excellent schools, with 20% of all state funded primaries being rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted. St John’s the Baptist was recently ranked as the number one state-funded secondary school in Surrey, with specialist sports college, The Winston Churchill School rated ”Good” by Ofsted and with above national average GCSE results.
Woking Leisure Centre offers excellent facilities including swimming and the state-of-the-art 3G Astro turf pitches offer an all-year-round playing surface.
Conveniently close to London for commuters, Southwestern Railway can get you to London Waterloo in just under 30 minutes. With easy access to the M25, M3 and A3, and Heathrow and Gatwick Airports accessed in under 1 hour via bus and train, Woking is perfectly situated for travel further afield than London.