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.

Light the Way

Light the Way – a new stunning, family friendly, evening light festival. Working in partnership with Peabody Trust Thamesmead, Clever Cities and Emergency Exit Arts. Light the Way will feature…

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Christmas Scavenger Trail

Help, someone has stolen Christmas from Lesnes Abbey! Can you help restore festive cheer by discovering the identity of this mystery thief? Using clues and a map you must find…

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Christmas Scavenger Trail

Help, someone has stolen Christmas from Lesnes Abbey! Can you help restore festive cheer by discovering the identity of this mystery thief? Using clues and a map you must find…

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Using natural materials, weave and create a beautiful Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door. You will be the envy of all your neighbours! There will be complimentary glass…

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Using natural materials, weave and create a beautiful Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door. You will be the envy of all your neighbours! There will be complimentary glass…

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Lesnes Abbey Christmas Market

Come to our free 2 day Christmas Market where you can enjoy browsing through gift stalls, festive foods, fun and community stalls too! Don’t forget the mulled wine and hot…

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Lesnes Abbey Christmas Market

Come to our free 2 day Christmas Market where you can enjoy browsing through gift stalls, festive foods, fun and community stalls too! Don’t forget the mulled wine and hot…

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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

abbey lit up in blue light

Light The Way

Huge thank you to everyone who came to braved the weather to come and see Light the Way. We would…

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Light the Way Programme and Map Released!

You can now download the map and programme for Light the Way on 27th November 5pm – 9pm 2021. Find…

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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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Download the Lesnes app

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.