Abbey ruins

Enjoy the outdoors

Visit our Grade II listed abbey ruins

Monk sculpture

Great day out

Explore the woods and find the hidden sculptures


Family fun

So much to see and do

Welcome to Lesnes Abbey Woods

Situated in South East London, this unique site offers 88 hectares of ancient woodland, a park and a ruined abbey. We welcome visitors all year round with a range of events and a beautiful space for conferences, workshops and wedding receptions.

Plan your visit
Venue hire
Get involved
Lesnes Explore

What's on

There is plenty to do: Fitness and art classes; school and group visits; events and volunteering opportunities.

View of the Lodge through trees

Looking for somewhere to host your event, party or conference in beautiful surroundings?

Latest news

Find out about the latest updates and activities that are happening at Lesnes Abbey Woods

Audience sitting in the abbey ruins for Musicals at the Abbey

Musicals at the Abbey

Huge thank you to all the West End (and Broadway) performers and production team, who gave their time so generously…

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Man carving a wooden owl

The Clearing is nearly complete

Construction of our new outdoor space The Clearing is nearing completion. Built on a former goods yard, The Clearing is…

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Santa visiting Friends of Lesnes at their stall

Christmas Celebration

Lesnes Christmas Celebration was a great success despite the freezing temperatures.  Huge thank you goes to CCEvents for organising and…

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Access lots of information about the history and ecology of this beautiful site.

Lesnes Abbey visitor survey

We value your opinion and would like to hear what you think about Lesnes Abbey Woods.