Woking Directory

Woking is a large town and civil parish that shares its name with the surrounding local government district, located in the west of Surrey, England. It is part of the London commuter belt and Greater London Urban Area, located 23 miles (37 km) south west of Charing Cross in central London. Woking town itself, excluding the surrounding district, has a population of 62,796, and the civil parish, which covers part of the urban area inclusive of Sheerwater and Knaphill, has a population of 30,403. This population is different from the local government district (the borough of Woking), which has an approximate population of 92,400 (mid 2009 estimate).

Woking has a modern shopping centre called The Peacocks and an older shopping area, Wolsey Place.

The main area for evening entertainment is around Chertsey Road which contains restaurants serving a number of cuisines and there are also numerous bars and pubs. The Ambassadors cinemas and New Victoria Theatre can be accessed via the top floor of The Peacocks.