Woking (England) Reviews
Description:Woking is a large town and local government district with borough status in the west of Surrey in South East England. ... more
Woking (England) ... It functions as a dormitory town of the London commuter belt and is located 23 miles (37 km) south west of Charing Cross in central London. Woking also plays a role in literature: it is the town in which the Martians landed in H. G. Wells science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. It also features in Douglas Adams's The Meaning of Liff, as the word for when you go to the kitchen but forget why.
Newest Review: ... HG Wells wrote War of the Worlds whilst he was living in Woking. He lived in a small "villa" in Maybury Road, which runs parallel to the train line. Woking makes the most of this connection and there is a building called the "HG Wells Centre" and an alien and plane sculpture in the town centre. The second claim to fame is that England's first Mosque was built in ... more
Customer Woking (England) Reviews (7)
by - written on 23/06/09 (Very useful, 354 readings)
Woking is located in Surrey, South East England. It is a large commuter town and London is a 28 minute train journey away. As Woking is the first stop on various train lines, trains run very regularly upto London at peak hour (about every 8 minutes). Woking has two big claims to fame. The first is that HG Wells wrote War of the Worlds whilst he was living in Woking. He lived in a small "villa" in Maybury Road, which runs parallel to the train line. Woking makes the most of this connection and there is a building called the "HG Wells Centre" and an alien and plane sculpture in the town centre. The ... Read the complete review
by - written on 06/06/09 (Very useful, 814 readings)
If you have never read, and loved, "The War of the Worlds", then this review may be a bit pointless. Just a warning. I first had a Wellsian pilgrimage to Woking in 2005, arriving by rail from Waterloo on a late Sunday evening. The train journey down runs through the heart of the Home Counties, passing the bulk of Battersea Power Station and out through golf links and leafy suburbs. It seems as if the landscape has not changed much over the last hundred years, and it is roughly this railway line that Wells' Martians followed (going in the opposite direction) during their failed assault on Victorian London. Sadly, upon leaving Woking Station, any ... Read the complete review
by - written on 20/03/02, updated on 20/03/02 (Useful, 124 readings)
When I first left the station at Woking and started walking through the town centre, I was fairly underwhelmed. 'Underwhelmed' soon become 'dispirited' - which soon became 'depressed.' This was the location of my new job, and it sucked. Woking is a town of less architectural merit than I've ever seen in this country. There are possibly three or four attractive buildings in the whole town centre. The rest is a morass of shopping centres and nonentitous office blocks. The blandness of the main street, Commercial Way, is alleviated by extensive tree cover which gives the street a vaguely continental feel. There's also a superb ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/04/01, updated on 27/04/01 (Useful, 185 readings)
It's hard to be optimistic about the town you live in but I'll try... Woking is OK really. We've just finished building a brand new hotel in the town centre which seems to be the highlight of all the local newspapers. There are two large shopping centres, The Peacocks and Wolsey Place. Boasting all the highstreet names - Marks and Sparks, Sainsbury, BHS, Allsports, Miss Selfridge etc. Not forgetting McDonalds, Burger King or Pizza Hut We also have a huge newly re-furbished library in the town square. There is a good entertainment suite called The Big Apple which has laserquest, bowling, pool, children's playpen, cafe and arcades. This ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/08/00, updated on 04/08/00 (Somewhat useful, 76 readings)
Woking is not really famous. There is nothing that its really known for, inless you know about Formula 1 in which Mclaren is based there but thats it. The Shopping centre is called 'The Peacocks' and has all the famous shops there and there is something for everyone. TK Max on the bottom floor sell designer clothes are discount prices which is good. There are plenty of places to eat and on the top is a cinema with something like 6 screens with massive leg room and its cheap. Getting there is pretty easy. I live a few stops down by train and you can get there easily from Basingstoke, London etc. I don't think you could ... Read the complete review
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