Woking [ wəʊkɪŋ ​​] is a town of about 63,000 inhabitants in the west of the county of Surrey in England.

Her most famous personalities are born here musician Paul Weller, Bruce Foxton and Rick Buckler, whose band The Jam is one of the most successful British music history; and Billie Davis and Rick Parfitt, guitarist and singer of Status Quo, the flutist Trevor Wye, as well as the children's author Rachel Ward. Furthermore, there were Herbert George Wells a few years, the Woking to the scene of his famous novel War of the Worlds made ​​and Ethel Smyth. Woking is also home to the McLaren Group and thus, inter alia, the famous Formula 1 racing team McLaren. In 1809 the most widely known in the 19th century architect and railway contractor Sir Samuel Morton Peto was also born, who also worked in Germany.

Buildings, public facilities

  • The Shah Jahan Mosque was built in 1889 as one of the first mosques in Western Europe by the Orientalist Dr. Leitner with funds of Indian Muslims and has since been maintained by a foundation. In 1913, the Ahmadiyya Anjuman -i -Islam Lahore Ischat ( AAIIL ) a mission station and asked the Imam of the mosque to about 1964. Since the mosque by Sunni Muslims is being used.
  • Brookwood Cemetery - Brookwood cemetery, large-scale final resting place for about 240,000 people, the capital city of London cemetery in the 19th and 20th centuries is also military cemetery.
  • Am. September 15, 2007 'The Lightbox ', a new exhibition space was opened with two galleries. This modern building, right next to the Basingstoke Canal, were designed by the architects Marks Barfield, who developed the plans for the London Eye.


  • Woking FC

Twin Cities

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Samuel Morton Peto, railway entrepreneur
  • Rick Parfitt, Rock Musician


Douglas Adams has provided in his book "The deeper meaning of Liff " facts, feelings and objects, for which there is no name, with place names. " Woking " ( ptcbl. vb ) referred to him:

The German translation of Sven Böttcher The deeper meaning of the Labenz reads: " Sindelfingen " (v. ) - In the kitchen are and ask why you have to actually enter.