The Roses is set in the heart of the village of Old Woking which predates Woking's modern town centre by some 1,000 years and is home to over 50 buildings listed by English Heritage. Beautiful St Peter's Church, which overlooks The Roses, is Grade I listed and dates back to the12th century. Other significant buildings in the parish include Ye Olde Brew House, The Grange, London House, Sutton Place, Church Cottage, Hand and Spear, The Old House, The Old Vicarage, Fishers Farm, Hoe Place, The Old Manor House and Weylea.

Woking Palace, the ruins of which still stand today, was the main home of Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII.


 Old Woking sits on the River Wey, a picturesque tributary of the River Thames. The river winds through beautiful countryside and connects Old Woking to Guildford, Godalming, Farnham and Tilford to the South and provides a delightful backdrop for walking, cycling or, for the more adventurous, canoeing. 

At Godalming and Farncombe you'll find group or private chartered trips available along the National Trust's River Wey & Godalming Navigations. 

In more modern times H.G. Wells brought Woking to the attention of the wider world with his book War of the Worlds. In the town centre you’ll find a Wellsian Martian Tripod statue, designed by Michael Condron. Unveiled in April 1998, the Tripod is some 7 m tall and is carefully positioned, shown advancing from Horsell Common, as described in this legendary tale.

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