A hotel in Woking lets you explore an entrepreneurial town with a rich, multicultural heritage and a thriving art scene. Centuries of history can see seen in Woking, from Tudor visits to Woking Palace by the River Wey, to the nation's first purpose-built mosque erected in 1887. Since 2007, the Lightbox Museum and gallery has displayed works by artists like Damien Hirst and tells the story of the town with interactive exhibits. The town's wealth of business opportunities is evident in private sector employment levels outweighing that of the public sector. Woking Chamber of Commerce is the oldest independent Chamber in Surrey, and Woking is looking to twin with towns in emerging markets in South America, South Africa, Russia and Asia.
Where is there to do in Woking after working hours?
A metal sculpture of a Martian Tripod welcomes you to the town centre, a tribute to Woking's most famous resident, the sci-fi novelist H.G. Wells. There you can catch a performance at the New Victoria Theatre, the first from Ambassador Theatres Group to open in 1992, or go to the cinema at Peacocks + Wolsey Place, where shops open until late on Thursdays. Dining out is a joy in Woking, where the multicultural community provide an array of cuisines around the world; including Italian, Korean and Bangladeshi. For rest and relaxation, a stroll down the Basingstoke Canal, which you can reach from the town centre, takes you along one of the most beautiful waterways in Britain.
What business opportunities are near my hotel in Woking?
The Farnborough Airfield is just a 30-minute drive from any Woking hotel, and is home to the Farnborough International Airshow. Held every July, the event is a fixture in the calendar of investors in aerospace and defence industries. The first four days of the airshow is devoted to trade, and the final three to public performances. Halfway to Farnborough from Woking is Bisley Pavilion, the National Shooting Centre which also plays host to county trade fairs. For business events in Woking town centre, check out what's on at the H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre. Food and drink specialists looking to sample Surrey's produce may be interested in visiting the covered market along Market Walk, or the Farmers' Market held in Mercia Walk on various days throughout the year.