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Woking is an attractive modern town in the heart of Surrey. There are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities here and if you're based in one of the multitude of Surrey hotels and guesthouses in the neighbourhood you'll find plenty to do. The town recently celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 60th year on the throne by opening a new public space which they've called 'Jubilee Square'. The outdoor seating and Continental-style cafés and restaurants are reminiscent of a Spanish plaza, very pleasant for whiling away a summer's afternoon and some serious 'people watching'.
Woking is great for shopping and dining, but the town also has a more purely cultural side, and visitors staying at Surrey hotels or B&Bs nearby should make a point of dropping in to The Lightbox, an award-winning museum and gallery. This innovative venue combines the traditional functions of a cultural showcase with events such as comedy nights, and has attractive outdoor seating. The interactive exhibits are a fun way of teaching kids in particular something about Woking's history, and there's an onsite cafe and shop. At the New Victoria Theatre you can take in a show fresh from London's West End, and the Ambassador's Complex is good for watching the latest blockbuster films.
Woking, in common with many other towns across Surrey, has its fair share of local festivals. The February New Year celebrations are especially colourful, and in March you can catch the Woking Youth Drama Festival if you're based at a local Surrey hotel or B&B. In July there's the Party in the Park festival, which consists of numerous events and shows aimed at all ages, along with food stands and a terrific atmosphere.
If you're more into exercise you can take advantage of the Woking Cycle Trail which criss-crosses the borough and takes in much of the fabulous local scenery. The heath lands and commons in this part of the United Kingdom are excellent walking and rambling territory, so shove on the boots and set the pedometer before leaving your Surrey hotel and hitting the gravel.