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

Festival

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.

Kids Club

Abbey Wood Community Church welcomes all kids ages 5-11 for our FREE Summer Kids Club. A time to have fun making crafts, singing songs, playing games and hearing a Bible…

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The Unlikely Mummy Family & Wellbeing Market Place

Returning after an incredibly successful community market. The Unlikely Mummy CIC is a non-profit community investment organisation that empowers mums to feel confident regardless of who they are in a…

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Ally in Wonderland – Outdoor Theatre

Join us this summer for Ally In Wonderland, a modern twist on a famous classic. Suitable for all the family and set in the beautiful ancient ruins of Lesnes Abbey.…

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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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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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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

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

Queen's beacon being lit at Lesnes Abbey Wood's viewing platform

Queen’s Jubilee Beacon at

On 2nd June at 9.45pm Lesnes Abbey Wood’s Queens Beacon was light. Over 250 people came to watch the Beacon…

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View of Woods and abbey

Queen’s Green Canopy

Lesnes Abbey Woods named part of Ancient Canopy celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Bexley’s Lesnes Abbey Woods has been chosen…

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London Urban Forest Award

Lesnes Abbey Woods is the proud winner of the London Urban Forest Award which was announced at the prestigious London…

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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.