Visit the Grade II listed abbey ruins and enjoy the outdoors

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Lesnes Abbey Wood Park is one of South-East London's best kept historical secrets.

Lesnes Abbey is a unique green oasis 10 minutes’ walk from Abbey Wood Train Station. At 88 hectares this large and unique site contains numerous opportunities for exploration including ancient woodland, park, a ruined abbey, heath, meadow and ponds alongside formal parkland and gardens with views across the London skyline.

Visitors are welcome all year round with a range of events and a beautiful space for conferences, workshops and wedding receptions.

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  • Children welcome

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Car -
Lesnes Abbey is situated off the B213 Abbey Road, Abbey Wood. There are two car parks about 10 minutes walk away, situated near Abbey Wood Station, Gayton Road and Fossington Way car parks.  There is limited parking can be found on Abbey Road and New Road.

Public Transport Directions

By Bus -
The park is on bus routes 229 (Thamesmead - Sidcup), 602 (Thamesmead, Erith, Bexleyheath) 669 (Woolwich - Erith), 469 (Woolwich - Abbey Wood), 301 ( Woolwich - Bexleyheath), 244 (Woolwich, Plumstead Erith), 472 (North Greenwich - Abbey Wood) , B11, 180 (North Greenwich - Erith).  Bus route 99 serves the woodlands via the Woolwich Road entrance.

By Train -
The nearest railway station is Abbey Wood Station and is a 10 minute walk to Lesnes Abbey Woods. Please click here for live train updates including the Elizabeth Line.

Lesnes Abbey Woods Park


New Road, Bexley, London, SE2 0AX

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Opening Times

September to November (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 15:30
Saturday - Sunday09:00 - 16:00
December to February (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday10:00 - 15:00
Saturday - Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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