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
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Lesnes Explore

What's on

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

Halloween Crafts

Join us for a session of Halloween crafts at Lesnes Abbey which will help you create a spooky atmosphere back at home. Get in the Halloween spirit! By making your…

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Halloween Story Trail

A witch has taken up her home in Lesnes Abbey and accidently turned herself into a frog. She needs your help with the brewing of a powerful restoration potion to…

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Hansel and Gretel

The Ruined Theatre, the team behind the summer hits Our Teacher’s a Troll and Peter Pan, now bring you another thrilling tale!  When Hansel and Gretel’s devoted father has a…

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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

People on the parade

Wonderful Woodlands Festival

ust over 2 years ago the Friends of Lesnes Abbey and Woods were constituted as a group. During this time,…

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bluebells and trees

Launch of Woodland Festival

We are really excited to announce that we are working with the Friends of Lesnes Abbey & Woods, who have…

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13 people with Lesnes Abbey's Green Flag Award 2023

Green Flag Award 2023

The London Borough of Bexley celebrates receiving the Green Flag Award for Lesnes Abbey Woods. Lesnes Abbey Woods raised its…

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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.