Things to do
Woking offers a large choice of things to do that will appeal to families, young groups and adults alike. There is shopping, food, drinks, a cinema, a theatre and the Big Apple offers additional options for things to do including, Bolwing, Laser Quest and Planet Zoom for young children. Woking also offer a great local weekly market.
Woking benefits from two separate shopping centres, The Peacocks is the more modern complex but Wolsey Place whilst being older still offers a great range of shops. In commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee and to compliment the town’s redevelopment, these two centres have been linked by a covered walkway and the square was renamed Jubilee Square. Combined, these two centres provide access to an enviable range of high street shops and eateries including Topshop, Thorntons, Pret A Manger, Waterstones, Costa and many more. Also accessible from The Peacocks is the Ambassadors cinema and the New Victoria Theatre from which you can watch the latest film and theatrical releases.
Woking has many noticeable features of arts and heritage. The Martian Tripod, designed by Michael Croydon, it celebrates H. G. Wells’ ‘The War of the Worlds’ which was written in Woking. Woking is also home to The Lightbox, an arts and heritage centre it was designed by the same architects who designed the London Eye. The Hawker Hunter, a silver jet mounted on a pole roughly ten meters tall, is located just outside of the Big Apple family entertainment centre.
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Transport links in and around Woking
Woking offers excellent transport links which will take you in and around the local area as well as in to London.
If you are travelling via train: there are frequent trains into London Waterloo via Clapham Junction, this journey should take you approximately 30 minutes. Direct trains from Woking to London Waterloo run twice every hour, but this is a stopping service that calls at many stations.
Travelling via road: Woking has easy access to the A3, M3 and M25. Woking’s proximity to these major roads makes commuting easy. The A320 between Guildford and Staines also passes through Woking town centre and will connect you to the M25. Woking also benefits from a busy bus station. RailAir coach service, run by National Express, connects Woking train station to London Heathrow Airport. There is also the regular town bus service which will take you in and around Woking as well as going on to West Byfleet, Weybridge, Camberley and Guildford.
Who lives in Woking?
Woking is primarily home to families and young professionals, but residents also include first-time buyers. Woking is also a popular location for investors due to its excellent transport links and range of local facilities. Woking is an up and coming area with fantastic potential as an area for buy-to-let investment.
Currently there are a number of new developments under construction in Woking town centre, these are primarily new flats. This investment is set to significantly bolster the rental market in Woking.
The Property Market in Woking
Currently the property market in Woking is very buoyant and price sensitive, according to Zoopla there has been a 34.38% increase in property prices over the past 5 years.
For those moving out of the city, Woking offers a range of properties to suit all budgets and tastes. The rental market in Woking is incredibly fast-paced with right priced rents not remaining on the market for long. Primarily these properties feature 2 bedrooms, for a house rent starts at around £1,287 pcm whereas for a flat it is £1,312 pcm according to Zoopla statistics.
The sales market is strong with an average house price in Woking sitting at approximately £405,996. Currently within this market demand is outstripping supply which is making chains move quickly in order to secure purchases.
*Zoopla statistics correct as of 13th March 2017.