Local area guide

Living in Woking

Thinking about moving to Woking? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools and transport connections are like - and of course the most important thing of all: how much houses cost to buy.

Your guide to moving to Woking

Why Woking is a good place to live

Woking is a charming town that offers an attractive combination of city facilities and countryside delights. Perfectly situated, it allows a hassle-free commute to London, which is just over 20 miles away. It prides itself on easy access to the beautiful Surrey Hills and quaint nearby villages. You can appreciate the joys of metropolis and countryside in an equal measure when living in Woking. The town also offers a wide array of leisure activities, with great shopping, dining, and entertainment spots in Jubilee Square. In addition, Woking's historical richness is ideal for history enthusiasts with fascinating sites such as Woking Palace and Brookwood Military Cemetery.

What's Woking famous for?

Woking is famous for a number of reasons. One of them is its deep-rooted connections with the renowned author H.G. Wells who penned the famous 'The War of the Worlds' novel while residing here. The novel furthered the town's notoriety as it featured Woking prominently. Another prominent fact Woking is recognised for is being home to musician Paul Weller. The rich music legacy of the town can be traced to his band 'The Jam', which famously referenced the town in their classic hit 'Town Called Malice'. Woking also houses the UK's headquarters of the World Wildlife Fund, allowing visitors to get closer to nature with an interactive display.

Things to do in Woking

When in Woking, there are plenty of things to do for entertainment, history, and nature lovers alike. Arts enthusiasts can enjoy engaging exhibitions, poetry readings, and comedy events at The Lightbox, a public gallery and museum. History buffs can dive into Woking's past at sites like Woking Palace and Brookwood Military Cemetery. For those who prefer outdoor activities, the Surrey Hills offer beautiful scenery for walks or bike rides. In addition, RHS Garden Wisley stays open for those who love exploring horticulture. Woking also covers your shopping, dining, and leisure needs with numerous establishments in Jubilee Square and performances at the New Victoria Theatre that range from musicals to comedy acts.

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Average asking prices in Woking today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£450,000

93 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£899,900

268 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£550,000

135 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£250,000

205 properties for sale

Properties currently for sale in Woking

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Transport in Woking

Find the nearest train stations and other transport links in Woking.

Local connections

Woking
National Rail
0.1 miles / 0.2 km
Worplesdon
National Rail
2.4 miles / 3.9 km
West Byfleet
National Rail
2.6 miles / 4.2 km
Brookwood
National Rail
3.6 miles / 5.8 km
Byfleet & New Haw
National Rail
3.8 miles / 6.1 km
Clandon
National Rail
4.5 miles / 7.2 km

Schools in Woking

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Woking.

Education in Woking

Maybury Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
The Park School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Compass Community School Hampshire
Ages: 7 - 17 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2021)
St Dunstan's Catholic Primary School, Woking
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2020)
St Andrew's Woking School Trust
Ages: 2 - 13 years old
The Horsell Village School
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Woking

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  • O'Neills

    Woking, Surrey, GU21

    You’ll always find a warm welcome at O'Neill's Woking in Woking

  • Slug & Lettuce

    Woking, Surrey, GU21

    Come on in and enjoy our fabulous brand new bar! With our brand new refurbishment, we are one of the very best looking bars in Town.

  • Bridge Barn

    Woking, Surrey, GU21

    Beefeater opened their doors back in 1974, and were driven by a passion for glorious steak.