Virginia Water is a commuter neighbourhood to the west of London, and the railway has been important to it ever since the London and South Western Railway opened a statin here in 1856. Trains to Virginia Water include services from London Waterloo, Reading, Hounslow, Richmond and Weybridge. Travellers emerge from the station onto Station Parade, one of the main shopping streets in the town, alongside the nearby Station Approach. A footpath running south along the tracks links the station to the Trumps Green neighbourhood.
Virginia Water takes its name from the lake at the bottom of Windsor Great Park, the largest man-made body of water in Britain and a popular place for weekend strolls. The lake is a thirty-minute walk through the town from the station. Virginia Water is also home to the Wentworth golf club, home of the European PGA Tour and the first venue of the Ryder Cup.