Enjoy the outdoors

Visit our Grade II listed abbey ruins

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.

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What's on

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

Toad Hub Self-Guided Nature Trail

Froglife, a UK wildlife charity, is returning to Lesnes Abbey this summer to deliver a toadally ribbiting self-guided nature trail. Suitable for all ages, it will highlight the importance of…

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Beneath your Feet: the Geology of Abbey Wood

Guided 2 hour walk by Diana Clements & Laurie Baker from the London Geodiversity Partnership. Exploring Lesnes Abbey Woods unique geology Abbey Wood is famous for the fossil pit where…

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Global Village World Music Event

Come and enjoy an afternoon of world music and dance in the beautiful surroundings of Lesnes Abbey. All welcome. There will be lots for all the family to see, do,…

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My Teacher is a Troll

Grab your family, your picnic blankets and a sense of adventure to see The Ruined Theatre’s production of  Our Teacher’s a Troll by Dennis Kelly (writer of ‘Matilda the Musical). …

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Functional Fitness

New Functional Fitness Class starting at Lesnes Abbey Lodge starting from Friday 18th June 2021. Experience trainer James Uvieghara will help you improve your general fitness, posture and mobility.  Book…

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The Hundred Club

Sats:10:30-12:00 22 May, 12 June, 3 July – Online 17 July, 21 Aug – Lesnes Abbey Wood The Hundred Club run by artist Ruth Beale is an experimental creative space…

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Lesnes Abbey Woods Farmers and Craft Market

We are excited to announce that Lesnes Abbey will be having its very own monthly farmers market! This will be on the 2nd Sunday of each month starting from 13th…

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View of the Lodge through trees

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Latest news

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

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Lesnes has a new armers and Craft Market

Lesnes Abbey will be having its very own monthly farmers market! Every 2nd Sunday of each month 10am to 3pm…

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Poster advertising the play my teacher is a troll

My Teacher is a Troll – a new show for Lesnes

We are so excited to welcome The Ruined Theatre’s production of  Our Teacher’s a Troll by Dennis Kelly (writer of ‘Matilda…

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The Gardening Club get busy in the garden

Lesnes Abbey Woods Welcomes Back its Volunteers

We are very pleased to announce that Garden volunteering resumes on Tuesday 4th May followed by Nature Conservation volunteering on…

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