The 10 Best Things to Do in Woking, United Kingdom (UK)

January 1, 2018 Viva Honore

Woking (/ˈwoʊkɪŋ/) is a town in northwest Surrey, England. It is at the southwestern edge of the Greater London Urban Area and is a part of the London commuter belt, with frequent trains and a journey time of approximately 24 minutes to Waterloo station. Woking is 23 miles (37 km) southwest of Charing Cross in central London. Woking town itself, excluding the surrounding district, has a population of 62,796, with the whole local government district (the borough of Woking) having a population of 99,500 (mid-2011 estimate). Woking has been a Conservative area since the constituency was created in 1950, with Jonathan Lord re-elected as its Member of Parliament in the 2017 General Election.
Restaurants in Woking

1. Brookwood Cemetery

Glades House Cemetery Pales, Woking GU24 0BL, England +44 1483 472222
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4.5 based on 128 reviews

Brookwood Cemetery

Reviewed By nnmercman - Camberley, United Kingdom

Driving through Brookwood I noticed a small sign at the main crossroads advertising a short term exhibition which runs until mid November 2017, detailing the work and history of the Commission - it used to be called the Imperial War Graves Commission but changed it's name to reflect the fact a lot of former colonies became independent after WW2 (although funnily they're still happy to take our cash!). The exhibition is in the visitor centre and although small is interesting, especially the video showing different CWGC Cemeteries around the world and an original wooden grave marker. I was then taken for an hour or so tour of by an enthusiastic volunteer (Scott). Of course when you compare the CWGC element to the adjacent American Military Cemetery you'll appreciate the USA spares no expense in maintaining their military Cemeteries and even include toilets and a homely visitor centre - that having said, the CWGC gardeners do a great job in keeping the grounds immaculate. If you walk up directly behind the CWGC office you'll arrive at the area where Chelsea Pensioners are buried. You can also access the main Brookwood cemetery which is vast and at one time had its own railway spur from London.
Overall I spent over 2hrs at the cemetery and just think more effort could be made to advertise the exhibition and daily free tours (until end of exhibition).

Holly Lane | Merrist Wood College, Worplesdon, Guildford GU3 3PE, England +44 1483 220606
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5 based on 82 reviews

Containment

Containment is a fun, challenging live escape game just outside Guildford, Surrey. Designed for groups of 4 - 6 people. With 3 rooms running you can pick the challenge that most appeals. We lock you up in a themed room, and give you exactly 60 minutes to get out. In order to beat the live escape game you and your team must solve cryptic puzzles, complete physical challenges and identify clues. Can you and your team work together to escape the rooms?

Reviewed By Jamie B

This escape room was VERY well orchestrated. The host/instructor was very nice and explained things perfectly and the room itself was very interesting and challenging. I loved every minute of it. Will defo be returning soon! The FrigidsThanks for the review Jamie. We look forward to seeing you again at Containment.

3. RHS Garden Wisley

Wisley Garden, Wisley GU23 6QB, England +44 1483 224234
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

RHS Garden Wisley

Flagship garden of the RHS, Wisley captures the imagination with richly planted borders, luscious rose Gardens and a state-of-the-art Glasshouse.

Reviewed By Asura17

After some major changes and construction since October 2015, the place has increasingly become a tourist trap. It used to be such a beautiful place of man-made nature for relaxing peaceful strolls. Now the management is cold and treats visitors like cash cows. It is also always overly crowded, even on a winter weekday. No longer a place for a tranquil and rejuvenating time to reconnect with nature. Very sad and disappointed.

4. Brooklands Museum

Brooklands Road, Weybridge KT13 0QN, England +44 1932 857381
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Brooklands Museum

The birthplace of British motorsport and aviation.

Reviewed By FlyJayClass - Halifax, Canada

I visited the Brooklands Museum a few weeks back for the very first time. The primary reason for my visit was to see The Concorde however I was also looking forward to seeing the other aircraft that are on display, mostly the VC-10, Vickers Viscount and BAC-111.
I must say, apart from Concorde, I was very disappointed in the state of these aircraft. The VC-10 in particular has fallen into a shocking state of disrepair (inside and out) and the whole area that houses these airplanes looks like a junk yard. There is literally all kinds of junk laying about and around the perimeter of the property. Very unprofessional looking. As a huge fan of commercial aviation I found this very disappointing.
The Concorde, although not nearly has neglected as the rest of the aircraft, I must admit was also a bit of a let down. I have visited a number of other Concorde's at various museum's and exhibits and this was the least impressive exhibition of the airplane. I really didn't like how they have turned half of the interior into some sort of museum itself, with all the cabin fixings taken away and replaced by a windowless section of little displays of memorabilia and photos. These things should have been housed elsewhere in my opinion. It takes away from the experience of actually being on board one of the worlds most famous aircraft.
I did quite enjoy the The London Bus Museum on site. This section was very well looked after and the buses were all in immaculate condition.

5. Topgolf Surrey

Moated Farm Drive, Addlestone KT15 2DW, England +44 1932 858551
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4.5 based on 434 reviews

Topgolf Surrey

Topgolf is the premier golf entertainment complex where the competition of sport meets your favourite local bar. You can challenge your friends and family to addictive point-scoring golf games that anyone from the hopeful pro golfer to your neighbour's 7-year-old can play all year-round. Just picture a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The closer to the centre or "bull's-eye" you get and the further you hit your microchipped balls, the more points you get. Score even bigger with Topgolf's extensive food and drink menu that is sure to impress even the pickiest foodies. It's not golf - it's Topgolf.

Reviewed By Iain B

Having been to TopGolf numerous times, I was looking at improving and progressing at golf. I enquired about lessons and was introduced to Max, one of the coaches working there.
We discussed goals and where I saw my game going, and thanks to him, my game has improved immeasurably – having lessons almost once a week for the last year or so. This included tackling the academy course on site, to gain some course experience.
In all, its a great informal place to learn the game – regardless of how serious you plan on taking it. In a group, its a laugh, but if you are playing solo there is a really challenge and reward in besting your high score.

6. Cellar Wines

High Street | close to Woking and Guildford, Ripley, Woking GU23 6BB, England +44 1483 610610
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5 based on 32 reviews

Cellar Wines

A multi-award winning fine foods and fine wine boutique like no other! A quirky environment, we invite you to step in to the wonderful world of boutique wines, artisan spirits and delicatessen delights. Cellar Wines - Artisan Spirits, Boutique Wines, Delicatessen & Events in one of Ripley’s 15th century buildings the oldest on the High Street, The Old Cellar. The Ripley boutique has a relaxed and informal atmosphere and has been kitted out in a quirky and eclectic style, using old French furniture, wardrobes, dressers and even trunk suitcases. With its own wine cellar, the shop is full of high quality wines, a constantly extending wine bin, specialist cigars and an ever-developing range of delicious meats, cheeses, olives and chutneys. Wine tasting evenings and pop-up restaurants, as well as making the Boutique available for corporate, private and celebration events. A place to unwind, relax and enjoy.

Reviewed By Witchypam

Wow, what a fantastic night we had with family & friends wine , cheese tasting. Thank you Andy for making our evening so enjoyable . I would recommend this to anyone looking to do something different . Purchased some of the wine we tasted &...MoreHello, we're so glad you enjoyed the tasting with your family and friends please do come back anytime, hope to see you again soon and again thank you so much, The Team @ Cellar Wines Boutique - Ripley, Surrey

7. John Pinkerton Canal Cruises

Colt Hill Wharf, Odiham, Hook RG29 1AL, England
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

John Pinkerton Canal Cruises

Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Basingstoke Canal at Woking on board 'Kitty', the trip boat of the Basingstoke Canal Society. Public trips lasting approx 75 minutes depart Saturdays and Sundays at 10.30 and 14.30. Book online or pay at the boat if space permits.

Reviewed By CotswoldsMidge - Cotswolds

We really enjoyed our cream-tea cruise. Very well organised, spotless and beautifully maintained boat with happy crew.
I know the area very well but the view from water level gives a different aspect to the surrounding countryside which is enjoyable.
If I was to be super critical, I would have preferred more commentary on the history and sights along the route and less of the live music. There was a brief introduction with the safety commentary at the beginning which was good but rather short.

8. Great Cockcrow Railway

Hardwick Lane | Lyne, Chertsey KT16 0AD, England +44 1932 565474
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Great Cockcrow Railway

Reviewed By lizcat1 - England

We have been visiting the Great Cockcrow Railway every summer for many years. It makes a great afternoon outing which is fairly inexpensive. There are two routes, the Red route and the Green route and we usually buy a double ticket and ride both. Of...MoreIce cream between rides should be compulsory, it is SO yummy! Honey and Stem Ginger is my current favourite! You are right about the bluebells, they are beautiful. It's just a pity they don't last longer.

9. Spike Heritage Centre

Warren Road, Guildford GU1 3JH, England +44 1483 598420
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5 based on 168 reviews

Spike Heritage Centre

Be prepared to be moved, this is no ordinary tour. The Spike in Guildford is unique, the last remaining of over 600 in the country with its stone-breaking/wood-chopping cells showing how you could have paid for a night's kip. Ever picked Oakum? Find out how. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays only, tours start at 10a.m. and finish 4p.m., taking approximately 90 minutes, including a short film. £6.00/5.00. Groups can book in any day for a minimum charge of £45.00, please call to arrange. We can make your day very memorable and provide luncheon/refreshments. Evening tours and Parties catered for. Parking is free.

Reviewed By sh2295 - Woking, United Kingdom

One of the best kept secrets (sadly) in Guildford. I can recommend a visit to all generations both local, and visitors, to Guildford. We had a personal tour of the Spike. Humbled by the life our descendants endured and brought to life by our guide John and the accurate restoration of the building. The Spike is now top my list of local places of interest. Thank you

10. Delta Force Paintball

Old Lane, Cobham KT11 1NL, England +44 844 477 5115
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4.5 based on 436 reviews

Delta Force Paintball

Delta Force Deepwood is situated in the heart of Effingham Forest and has seven exciting game zones. These include replica villages, double-decker buses, speedball arena's and fully constructed Bridges. Campaign Paintball is located nearby,please note this is a separate company and not connected with Delta Force centres. Delta Force Paintball in Surrey is located just minutes from M25 (Junction 10) and within walking distance from Effingham train station, making it easily accessible from London.

Reviewed By RBAIG - London, United Kingdom

My son went to this place as part of a birthday event. He thought it was amazing . A full day out starting in theory from 9.30 to about 1630 , running through several maps shooting at opposing teams. His only negative comment was that you needed to purchase extra paintballs. Extra clothing is provided , overalls plus face masks ( which mist up quite often apparently might be worth bring your own ) bring your own boots and change of footwear for the ride home. Ages are from 10yrs and above. Had no id a that you could paintball below the age of 15 in this country, will take the whole family next time wife and three kids, for some reason the wife loves to shoot me accidentally quite often

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