Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site (REF : ABW)

Federation Road, London, London, SE2 0LS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Abbey Wood Club Site is now fully open following exciting redevelopments. Additional all-weather pitches including some fully serviced pitches have been added, there's now two new-style open grate motorhome and campervan waste points, for easy drive-over waste disposal and no heavy drain cover to lift, and electric hook ups have been added in the camping field.

Abbey Wood Club Site feels positively rural when you reach this gently sloping verdant site. Its mature tree screening and spacious grounds make this a 'green oasis', with tent pitches and pods also available. This site's unique selling point is its location - there are shops and good railway connections, providing frequent services to central London in just 35 minutes, within walking distance of the caravan site. Alternatively, nearby Greenwich offers its own blend of fascinating attractions, including the famous observatory and National Maritime Museum.

River cruises operate from nearby Abbey Wood Club Site between Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Westminster, Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court. Open all year, this is a busy caravan site and is very popular with European visitors during the summer months. There are good reasons to visit Abbey Wood throughout the year though. The Christmas Lights, shopping at the January Sales, the London Marathon, Excel Centre and the Chelsea Flower show can all be enjoyed from this scenic, yet well placed, site.

Please note: this site is situated within the London Low Emission Zone. Visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon for more information.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

Enjoy a walk to Lesnes Abbey, with over 69 hectares of ancient woodland and the ruins of the 12th Century Abbey to explore, and along the South East London Green Chain Route from the site.

Supermarket notes:

Sainsbury's is a 5 minute walk, and has access for motorhomes. Asda is a 5 minute drive away, and Morrisons a 15 minute drive.

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Directions

Note: this Site is 0.5 mile within Transport for London LEZ zone; motorhome owners are advised to log onto www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon before travelling to Site. From the East on the M2/A2 or from Central London: turn off the A2 at A221 junction into Danson Road (signposted Bexleyheath, International Caravan and Camping) Follow signpost for Bexleyheath to Crook Log (A207 junction). At the traffic lights turn right and then immediately left into Brampton Road. In 1.5 miles at the traffic lights turn left into Bostal Hill (A206). In 0.75 miles at traffic lights turn right into Basildon Road (B213). In 270 metres turn right into McLeod Road. In about 0.5 mile at the roundabout turn right into Knee Hill. In 90 metres take the second right into Federation Road. The site is on the left in 50 metres. From M25 North, West or South approach: leave at junction 2 onto the A2 (signposted London); then as above. From the M20 (Dover): at junction 3 continue on the M20 (sign posted London, M25). Leave at the end of the motorway onto the M25; then as above. Note: The Route is well signposted with International Caravan and Camping signs. All vehicles should turn right on leaving the site to avoid residential area. The site internal gates are locked from 22:00 - 08:00 allowing pedestrian access only.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SE2 0LS
GPS:
Lat 51.48635 / Lon 0.11971
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TQ473785
OS map ref:
177
Handbook map ref:
K4

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bexleyheath, Greenwich
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Abbey Wood
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Tips and advice

We stayed at Abbey View over Easter and were slightly unsure as to how safe and convenient it might be for London sightseeing as a family. Here are our tips and advice for others thinking the same; - we used the A2 from Dartford crossing which was reasonably easy to find but ignored satnav - caravan pitches are all spot on and all are almost level. We used small blocks but really not an issue - very secure - very clean and well equipped - 10 mins max walk to Abbey Wood railway station for trains into London every 10 mins - we felt very safe during day but walked back before it got dark. Probably not a problem but we are not city people so we’re likely over cautious - train goes into London Bridge from where you can pick up a tube - we got Oyster cards from station at £5 each and spent £10.20 per day using range of transport - train from Abbey Wood into Greenwich takes about 15 mins from there you can get river boat into London which is excellent. Use your oyster and you won’t spend any more than the cap limit of £10.20 per day - wide range of restaurants in Greenwich but not much in Abbey Wood. We walked to Indian one night which was nice - site really quiet on a night - we will definitely come back it’s very very good for London - if your unsure about safety as we were you’ve just got to be street wise and cautious but as the week progressed we felt much more comfortable and had no concerns - little cafe in Abbey Wood does brilliant breakfast Give it a try you’ll love it
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Better than the best

Having read all the reviews we were full of anticipation for our visit to this site. We were not disappointed. Certainly the best site we have stayed in for town/city location. We hoped not to repeat our Tewkesbury horror experience (our habitation check confirmed the damage caused on our roof!) and Abbey Wood came up trumps. We couldn't fault the staff, the location and the fantastic bird song that was as varied and exotic as the parakeets. Yes, it's a bit of a hike back up the hill but the convenience of the station, taxis etc puts the site back on our to do list for our motorhome. Thank you again for your care and attention to detail.

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The best way to stay in London!

We stayed here for a pre-Christmas visit in 2016 and really enjoyed our stay so we were happy to return a couple of weekends ago. We found Knee Hill to be absolutely fine for our small PVC but agree that it might be tricky for caravans or very large outfits. The wardens were very welcoming on arrival and I particularly appreciated the additional handout to the site leaflet that contained lots of useful information. The sheet regarding travel into central London which also contains a map showing the nearest fuel station was also really helpful. As always with CAMC sites the facilities were clean and warm. You can hear some traffic noise but really very little given that the site is in London. You'd be forgiven for thinking you were in a rural site, some of the trees are very old and really quite beautiful. We saw woodpeckers and parakeets from our van window as well as squirrels. There was a fox wandering around at night which I also enjoyed seeing. Travel into London on the train with a tube journey and return cost about £8 each which is very reasonable. Surely the best way to stay in London!
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Visiting the O2

We stayed here Fri to Mon for an O2 weekend festival in our caravan and we also had family members renting a glamping pod. On arrival the wardens were the best making us feel really welcome, they explained the best way to get to the O2 and offered information for the site giving advice so that we made the most of our mini break. We followed the CC directions which were very easy ensuring we got to the site safely. The facilities on site were clean and warm just what you expect from a caravan club site. The site is thoroughly recommended for a quiet break or if you want to travel into London, we will be visiting again! Thank you.
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Long weekend just before half term week

This was our first time visiting Abbey Wood. We found the route circuitous travelling from Dartford Crossing, but understood once we arrived. The narrow road down Knee Hill is not suitable for turning left into Federation Road for caravans or motorhomes. However by using the roundabout at the bottom of the hill, motorhomers could easily then make the right turn. The site was perfect for our short break and we were able to travel by train to Chatham, to the Historic Naval Dockyard. There is a Sainsbury supermarket on the other side of the train tracks and there are frequent buses out to Thamesmead shopping centre: Argos, Morrisons and Aldi. Facilities on site were immaculate and the wardens have worked extremely hard to clear all the dead leaves from the grassed areas and under shrubs. We enjoyed watching the squirrels and it was lovely to wake to the sound of woodpeckers each morning. We will certainly be visiting again.
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