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Member Name: Crypzy
Date: 27/04/01, updated on 27/04/01 (187 review reads)
Advantages: Lots of pubs
Disadvantages: Drinks expensive!
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 tends to be the local hangout for teenagers.
Next door to the Big Apple Woking proudly presents it's first proper nightclub.
Quake - which quite surprisingly opened it's doors to Streetboy and Bam Bam from Kiss100fm radio on New Years Eve 2000/2001. The boucers on the door are really strict with ID and inside, prices are a rip off but music is good. Also there is a long row of various bars and pubs all next door to each other, making it very easy for drunken pub crawls on Sat nights.
Woking is also home to Woking FC who are in third division I think. Don't like footy much. We have a leisure centre and swimming pools - which are situated on Woking Park which is very nice in Summer for lounging around on. Woking Park is also host to a huge Bonfire and fireworks show with a funfair every year in November.
There are loads of churches, pubs and cafes all over Woking. There is a skate park which is old and rusty but still usable.
There are millions of buses everywhere, a train station where no train is on time and various hotels, restaurants, car parks.
There is a cinema complex and two theatres aswell. The theatre often sells out during good shows and sometimes the cinema can be fully booked too. But there are 6 screens so it is quite big.
Traffic around Woking at r
ush hour is absolutely AWFUL so be warned!
Apart from that, it's not too bad really!