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.

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What's on

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

Space and Time Concert

Where do a ruined Abbey, sharks’ teeth, ancient woodland and a glorious park all meet? In Space and Time, a brand new orchestral and choral piece inspired by Lesnes Abbey…

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Christmas Wreath Making Workshop

Using natural materials weave and create a beautiful Christmas Wreath to hang on your front door or gift as an early Christmas present. You will be the envy of all…

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Lesnes Christmas Trail

Our festive trail returns this Christmas to Lesnes Abbey. This year we have 2 trails to choose from! A buggy friendly route around the park or one that takes you…

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Lesnes Christmas Celebration

Lesnes Abbey Christmas Celebration is back! With a Christmas Market, workshops, choirs, mulled wine, seasonal fare and Santa visit too! A perfect opportunity to pick up a unique gift or…

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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

Just 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.