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

The Hundred Club Newspaper Giveaway

The Hundred Club For 7–11year-old children and their siblings, parents and carers (free art workshops) Members of the Hundred Club having been working on making a newspaper based on local…

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The Hundred Club Design Special

The Hundred Club For 7–11year-old children and their siblings, parents and carers (free art workshops) Members of the Hundred Club having been working on making a newspaper based on local…

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Halloween Story Trail (drop in on the day)

Calling all adventurers! Explore Lesnes Abbey Woods and go on a story trail to find the Lesnes Witch, who has come back to haunt the woods. She is out there somewhere…

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Fossil Digging Workshops

Calling all budding Palaeontologists Come to Lesnes Abbey’s fossil pit to dig up fossilised sharks teeth and other exciting finds Looking for something different to do during the Summer Holidays.…

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WITCHES in Lesnes Abbey- inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’

The team behind this summer’s hit show Our Teacher’s a Troll, now bring you the story of WITCHES – inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic tale and adapted by The Ruined…

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WITCHES in Lesnes Abbey- inspired by Roald Dahl’s ‘The Witches’

The team behind this summer’s hit show Our Teacher’s a Troll, now bring you the story of WITCHES – inspired by Roald Dahl’s classic tale and adapted by The Ruined…

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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

view of stage and audience at Lesnes Abbey Proms

Hundreds come to Lesnes Abbey Proms

Over 400 people came to Lesnes Abbey Proms. It was a joy listening to The English Baroque Choir, Bexley Music’s…

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view of stage at global village

Global Village

Global Village was amazing. Thank you to all the artists, performers, caterers, audience, One Hundred Others, DPL Production, Chestnuts Kiosk,…

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the hundred club

Muf Architects are going to be guests at The Hundred Club!

We are super excited to not only welcome back The Hundred Club our family art workshop club managed by TACO!…

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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.