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.

Lesnes Twilights The Cygnet Committee

An early evening event with a live band, street food galore to tempt your culinary taste buds with paying bar in the Monk’s Garden. The amazing Cygnet Committee will be…

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Our Teacher’s A Troll

Mrs Spike’s replacement was …. A TROLL! The writer of Matilda the musical brings you this new family friendly comedy! In this thrilling and hilarious tale, told through music and…

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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

Theatre students from Rose Bruford performing in Lesnes Abbey

Rose Bruford Final Year Show

It was a real pleasure hosting Rose Bruford final year performances at Lesnes Abbey Woods. They created a brilliant hour…

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Five representatives of Friends of Lesnes Abbey with Mayor of Bexley at Volunteer Award Ceremony

Congratulations to Friends of Lesnes and Woods

Congratulations goes to the Friends of Lesnes Abbey and Woods who were nominated for two awards at the Bexley Volunteer…

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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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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.