Situated in the west of Surrey, Woking is a popular town for commuters to London.

Due to its accessibility to London, a number of large businesses have based themselves in Woking, including the McLaren Formula One team and chemical company Alent plc. The town is well served by a modern shopping centre, leisure facilities including a theatre, cinema, heritage centre and swimming pool complex. Parts of Woking are featured in HG Wells’ book The War of the Worlds, as he was living there whilst writing this classic and a sculpture of a tripod in the town centre celebrates this fact.