Abbey Wood (1), London Location map
 
  View of the abbey ruins, Abbey Wood, London, England   Abbey Wood.

Abbey Wood is south of the Thames about a mile and a half south-east of Woolwich. Lesnes Abbey at Abbey Wood was built in the 12th century and this is all that's left. Although the ruins are fairly extensive there is not a lot of the structure showing above ground.

 

 

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  View of the abbey ruins and the London skyline, London, England   Abbey Wood.

This view, looking south, shows a small part of the Lesnes Abbey ruins with the Canary Wharf (Docklands) buildings showing on the horizon.

 

 

 

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  Photograph of a path, Abbey Wood, London, England   Abbey Wood.

Abbey Wood is so called because, well, it has an abbey and a wood; what more could you want?

It is a very nice wood with lots of paths and wild flowers and, at the top of the hill, there is an area of heath.

 

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  Photograph of a carving, Abbey Wood, London, England   Abbey Wood.

We spotted this on our walk round the wood and, for a minute, I thought I was looking in a mirror. I believe that there are other carvings but we didn't spot any.

 

 

 

 

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