Visit Woking and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Woking, Surrey. One of the largest towns in Surrey, Woking is comparatively new, only really developing with the advent of the railway in the late 1830s. However, Old Woking, 2 miles from the centre of the modern town, is an old settlement dating from Anglo-Saxon times and mentioned in the Domesday Book. It was fortunate: listed as a personal possession of the king, it did not pay taxes.
The Parish Church of St Peter stands in Old Woking. Its origins lie in the 11th century but it was twice restored, in 1878 and again in 1888. Two of the walls still stand much as they were in Norman times, with a Norman doorway on the site of what is believed to have been the original west entrance. The present entrance is 13th-century, like the chancel and several of its lancet lights. The pulpit and gallery are 17th-century.
Woking has one of the biggest mosques in England, founded by Dr Leitner, an accomplished linguist and Orientalist. In 1885 he founded an Oriental institute in a building which had previously been a drama school. A few years later he erected a mosque in the grounds. After the doctor's death the institute ceased to function but the mosque continued to fulfil its role and has become a centre of Islamic religion and life in this country.
Nearby towns: Chertsey, Frimley, Guildford, Leatherhead, Weybridge
Nearby villages: Addlestone, Brookwood, Byfleet, Chobham, East Clandon, Horsell, Longcross, Normandy, Oatlands Park, Ockham, Ottershaw, Pirbright, Pyrford, Send, Sendmarsh, Shepperton, West Byfleet, West Clandon, West Horsley, Windlesham, Wisley, Woodham, Worplesdon
Have you decided to visit Woking or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Woking bed and breakfast (a Woking B&B or Woking b and b)
- a Woking guesthouse
- a Woking hotel (or motel)
- a Woking self-catering establishment, or
- other Woking accommodation