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.

Ally in Wonderland – Outdoor Theatre

Join us this summer for Ally In Wonderland, a modern twist on a famous classic. Suitable for all the family and set in the beautiful ancient ruins of Lesnes Abbey.…

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The Big Jubilee Celebration at Lesnes Abbey

Celebrate the Queen’s 70th Jubilee with us at the idyllic Lesnes Abbey! Bring a blanket and the family and enjoy live musical acts on stage all afternoon! Have-a-go stalls, food…

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Crown Jewel Hunt

Oh no someone has broken into the tower of London and stolen the jewels from the Queen’s crown! Can you help discover all the locations of the jewels which the…

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Jubilee Crafting

Get ready for any Jubilee celebrations you may have coming up by creating your own decorations. We will be helping you to make your own royal crowns along with crafting…

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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 Woods and abbey

Queen’s Green Canopy

Lesnes Abbey Woods named part of Ancient Canopy celebrating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.  Bexley’s Lesnes Abbey Woods has been chosen…

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London Urban Forest Award

Lesnes Abbey Woods is the proud winner of the London Urban Forest Award which was announced at the prestigious London…

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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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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.