The heart of town is Jubilee Square, a public space surrounded by restaurants and cafes. It stands in front of Woking Shopping, an indoor mall filled with many brand name stores, as well as coffee shops and other food and drink options. For more local and artisan traders, including seasonal foods and regional specialities, head to Market Walk within the Woking Shopping complex, where you can also hear live musical performances.
In the north of the town centre, alongside the Basingstoke Canal, you will find The Lightbox arts and heritage centre. This venue opened in 2007 and is home to permanent and temporary exhibitions with a focus on art, sculpture and inventions, plus a permanent local history display called Woking's Story. Across the canal is the Saturn Trail, a towpath route popular with walkers and cyclists. It stretches from Brookwood in the west to Byfleet in the east, ending where the canal meets the River Wey.
For more culture, head to the New Victoria Theatre, part of The Ambassadors complex which stands north of Jubilee Square between Woking Shopping and The Lightbox. The New Victoria regularly brings popular West End musicals to Woking, as well as productions from the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Royal National Theatre. It's also home to the smaller Rhoda McGaw Theatre and a six-screen cinema.