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Lesnes Abbey, Belvedere

Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Lesnes Abbey is a former abbey, now ruined, in Abbey Wood, in the London Borough of Bexley, southeast London, England. It is a scheduled ancient monument and the adjacent Lesnes Abbey Woods are a Local Nature Reserve. Part of the wood is the Abbey Wood SSSI, a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest which is an important site for early Tertiary fossils.
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  • I took the train to Abbey Wood and took the ten minute walk. I did have to cross a very busy road to get to the path that led me there and I thought it was very well signposted. When I got there...  more »
  • Visit once every few months. Great place but feel more could be made of the history. Wish that the cafe was always open as was closed when we visited.  more »
  • Our favourite park in London. The gardens are so well kept (even in spite of the constant ball games and children regularly smashing their way through plants), the view of the city is stunning, the cafe is lovely and the ruins are magnificent. Thank you so much for preserving this glorious slice of nature.
  • This is a lovely, historic place to explore and wander around. It is very calm and peaceful, even with the parakeets and other birds you can hear flying around. The ruins gives us a glimpse of the abbey that was once there. There is the Monk's garden which is a beautiful garden with the beehive sculptures, stunning flowers and symmetrical, almost maze-like structure. I think we easily lost an hour in here! The cafe was closed (it was about 5pm at that point). The toilets are located next to the cafe and they were still open.

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