Whats On In and Around Woking
First referred to in 1086 in the Domesday book as Wochinges, the multicultural town of Woking boasts a population of around 63,000, and the first purpose-built Mosque in Western Europe. Twinned with three different towns – Rastatt in Germany, Amstelveen in the Netherlands and Le Plessis-Robinson in France, Woking was selected as the setting for H.G. Wells’ novel The War of the Worlds and a martian fighting machine was installed in the town centre to commemorate the story. Singer, songwriter and musician Paul Weller was born and lived in Woking, and The Spice Girls recorded music in nearby Knaphill in their early career.
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Opened in 2007, The Lightbox is a multifaceted museum in Woking which mainly focuses on art, sculpture and inventions, as well as having a permanent exhibition of the history of Woking. The Lightbox is also involved in multiple community projects and provides activity sessions for school children. Visitors can also enjoy tours of the museum, take part in workshops, or simply enjoy a browse in their shop or refreshments in their café.
Click here to visit The Lightbox website for more information.
Woking Shopping Centres
Woking Town Centre has a huge wealth of shops for the most discerning shoppers. Across the Peacocks and Wolsey Place shopping malls, visitors will find a multitude of their favourite highstreet brands, smaller boutique shops, and many restaurants and cafés perfect for unwinding. Located between the two, Market Walk is a welcome recent addition to the Town Centre offering an exciting mix of permanent, high quality retailers offering superb locally sourced produce – including fresh fish, fruit and vegetables, floristry, speciality coffee and quite possibly the finest cuts of meat in Woking.
Click here to visit the Woking Shopping website for more information.
Squires Garden Centre
Squires Garden Centre near Knaphill in Woking provides a great shopping environment stocking a wide variety of quality plants, flowers, garden buildings and sheds, gifts and its own Café Bar. Why not visit the garden centre for one of their delicious breakfasts, hot and cold lunches, snacks, cakes, teas and coffees?
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The New Victoria Theatre
The New Victoria Theatre in Woking opened in June 1992. The main theatre seats approximately 1,300 people, making it one of the largest receiving house theatres outside London. In addition to the main theatre the complex also contains the smaller Rhoda McGaw Theatre and a six-screen cinema. The theatre has presented dramas from groups such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal National Theatre and the Peter Hall Company; regular visitors also include Glyndebourne on Tour, Scottish Ballet and Northern Ballet Theatre.
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Woking Park is a large park and leisure complex in Woking, Surrey, operated and maintained by Woking Borough Council. Woking Park has a number of facilities and sport pitches including Pool in the Park, a purpose-built swimming complex, the Leisure Centre, Play Areas for children and Ponds and Gardens. Behind Pool in the Park is a Fuel Cell based combined power and heating system which was implemented in 2003, and this provides for all of Woking Park’s energy requirements. The Fuel Cell is self-sufficient in electricity and is a net exporter of power to other council sites.
Click here to visit the Woking Borough Council website for more information.
Shah Jahan Mosque
The Shah Jahan Mosque, built in 1889 by Dr Gottleib Wilhelm Leitner, was the first mosque to be built in the UK and Northern Europe. The mosque is situated on Oriental Road in Woking, about three quarters of a mile from the railway station and town centre. Today the mosque has the honour of being listed as a historical Grade 2 building and is also a registered charity. Since 1995, the local community has renovated the mosque and restored its original elegance.
Click here to visit The Shah Jahan website for more information.