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.

Lore of the Wild Guided Walks

Lore of the Wild Volunteer Guided Walks is a unique way to explore beautiful Lesnes Abbey Woods. Lore of the Wild Guided Walk is a series of 12 pre-recorded stories…

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Wellbeing Retreat Day

Join The School of Mindful Healing and Guests and experience a day of relaxation and rejuvenation with activities and workshops to nurture your wellbeing. Our aim is to support women…

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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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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

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UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022

We are really excited to have been nominated for UK’s Favourite Park Award 2022 – huge thank you to whoever…

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Queen's beacon being lit at Lesnes Abbey Wood's viewing platform

Queen’s Jubilee Beacon at

On 2nd June at 9.45pm Lesnes Abbey Wood’s Queens Beacon was light. Over 250 people came to watch the Beacon…

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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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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.