is a modern town with London's
Waterloo Station just 25 minutes away by train. London Heathrow and London Gatwick
airports are within 15 miles (24km) and 20 miles (32km) respectively. The M25 motorway runs through Woking Borough, and the M3 and A3
are in easy reach.
Situated: 51o 17' 51" North 0o
34' 6" West, in the County of Surrey.
Woking is home to the McLaren
Technology Group; builder of the McLaren
F1 and Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren
Limited has its Global Headquarters in Woking. Other important UK offices situated in Woking include those of Capgemini,
Civica and Wood Group
Many thousands of people who live in Woking Borough commute to work in
central London each day.
Woking railway station is
one of the busiest commuter stations in the London commuter belt, and
Woking's position along the M25 motorway
also facilitates commuting both into London and throughout the Home
In literature, Woking (in fact its Horsell
Common suburb) is where the Martians
first land in the science fiction
War of the Worlds. The
novel's author H. G. Wells was
living in Old Woking when he wrote the book; much of the early story is
set in the area.