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Abbey Wood Information


Abbey Wood is located approximately 9 miles east from Charing Cross.  A majority of Abbey Wood comes under the Royal Borough Of Greenwich, and a small part under the London Borough of Bexley.  Abbey Wood railway station was opened in 1849, and there was originally a level crossing, which was replaced in the early 1970's by the Harrow Manorway flyover.   Places of interest include the ruins of the 12th Century Lesnes Abbey, Lesnes Abbey Woods which are a local nature reserve, Bostall Woods and Bostall Heath (Bostall Woods includes one of the few camping and caravanning sites in London).  Abbey Wood is home to a number of parks and sports areas, which includes Abbey Wood Park, Bostall Heath and Bostall Gardens.  Kate Bush, the famous singer, attended the convent school at the top of Knee Hill and Steve Davis (snooker player) attended Alexendar McLeod Primary School.


Abbey Wood is mainly period properties.  The Royal Arsenal Co-Operative Society owned two farms on the hillside to the south of The Village, and between 1900 and 1930, they built the Bostall Estate - which is now known locally as the Co-Op Estate - mainly traditional two up two down properties with gardens.


Abbey Wood station is located in Zone 4.

Abbey Wood to Cannon Street is approx 31-35 minutes.
Abbey Wood to Charing Cross is approx 35-48 minutes (change at London Bridge).
Abbey Wood to Victoria is approx 50-53 minutes (change at Cannon Street to London Underground).

South Eastern

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Primary Schools

Alexander McLeod Primary School (Fuchsia Street, Abbey Wood, SE2)

Bannockburn Primary School with nursery (Church Manor Way Campus, Abbey Wood, SE2)

De Lucy Primary School with nursery (Cookhill Road, Abbey Wood, SE2)

St Thomas a Beckett R C Primary School with nursery (Mottisfont Road, Abbey Wood, SE2)

Secondary Schools / Colleges

Negus Sixth Form, part of Plumstead Manor (Oakmere Road, Abbey Wood, SE2)

St Pauls Academy (Finchale Road, Abbey Wood, SE2)


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