The best Bed Accommodation right
in the centre of Woking, Surrey, UK
The Inn on the Broadway - 15 The Broadway Tel: +44 (0)1483 751040 Email: info@broadwayinnwoking.com
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About Woking

Introduction

Situated in north-west Surrey, 25 miles from London, Woking was originally a village located at what is now known as Old Woking; the current town centre being open heath land. With the arrival of the Basingstoke Canal and then the railway in 1838, Woking suddenly became more accessible from London and, in the 1800's, the present town started to develop when London had a shortage of land. Primarily, it was the shortage of land for burials that led to the London Necropolis Company buying 2300 acres of land on Woking Common at Brookwood for use as a cemetery. However, only 400 acres were used for the cemetery (the coffins being transported by special trains directly into the site) and the rest of the land was used for property development.
A large part of the town reflects this Victorian origin although, more recently from the 1970's, newer developments of shops, offices and apartments have greatly enhanced the town and its surrounds.

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