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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We return to visit a year after our last trip and notice some changes for the better.....

Remember, this is a site in a densely populated zone, there is noise, there is tranquility, there is much wildlife, there is an abundance of choice of bus route, there are regular trains and there are many people of different cultures. We love it. Last time we visited there was an unpleasant atmosphere which the wardens at the time explained was being dealt with. Well, it has been. The wardens are now very different, the site is very different, it is tidy, well pruned, no longer unkempt and the old vehicles and white work vans parked on pitches have gone. There is a more open feeling to the whole site and visibility all round is good. The facilities have been deep cleaned and there is a good feel about the area. We spent Sunday to Sunday here on one pitch. Weenjoyed all the usual trips into the city via train. As usual no issues. We enjoyed a show, Aladdin, in London and did not feel any unease returning at midnight. We are pleased this site has been turned around for the better ioho. Hopefully it won’t take another year for us to return.

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Abbey Wood

I've stayed at Abbey Wood a few times recently due to having a family member in hospital in London. It is lovely site and the location is great for visiting London. The train station is less than a 10 minute walk away and trains into the centre of London are very frequent. There's also a large Sainsburys at the other side of the train station and a few convenience shops in the village centre. If you were coming for reasons other than hospital visiting, it is also close the Greenwich and I'm sure you could have a great time in the city and then retreat to the relative peace of the site.
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Having previously stayed in our motorhome at Abbey Wood we decided to give a Swift SPod 4 a try for a four night visit in January 2019. First the good news. The glamping pod was well prepared and warm on our arrival. But we quickly realised the drawbacks to using these glamping pods when it is freezing outside. Swift do not appear to have insulated the floor, which was always cold, no matter how warm the air temperature in the pod. Heating in the bathroom is confined to a heated towel rail, plus any warm air that spills in from the lounge. There's not much of that, so a room you really want to be warm when stepping out of the shower never quite lived up to expectations. Heating in the lounge is by way of blown air heating. Switch it off and the pod rapidly cools. But my wife and I don't like blown air heating when trying to sleep. It's rather noisy, and dries the air, leading to stuffy noses. But switch it off, and by morning the internal temperature is close to outside temperatures. A bit like camping in a tent. So for us the lesser evil was to leave the heating on overnight. Not good. Matters are made worse because Swift have designed an external vent, roughly letter box size, that admits cold air from outside. There's no control over it, so we used a cushion to block it. The kitchen has a microwave and fridge, but is small. In motorhome terms it's more Chausson than Autotrail. Apart from that, we liked it, and would use a pod again, but only when overnight temperatures are likely to exceed 15°C.

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Great location for London. Make sure you take ramps as not very level. Toilets all close at the same time grrrrr.

Visited for a 3 night stay over the New Year in our Motor home. Great location near train links to London and local supermarkets and shops a 10 min walk away. Site has nice layout trees all round, very quiet considering location with good security gates upon entry. Although our fully serviced pitch was not very flat and we left our ramps at home so had the usual roll over in bed. Some appeared leveler than others but sadly not ours on a quiet site. Would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for all the toilet facilities being closed at the same time! Come on guys we all know you keep the facilities in tip top condition but a little more consideration wouldn't go amiss for use of toilets and showers. My wife and myself left without showering on the day of departure along with several other stranded campers who also wanted to use the any of the facility blocks (which there are at least 3 that we tried all closed)
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Amazing Christmas break

Had a fantastic break here over Christmas. Location brilliant for access into London. Wardens couldn’t have been more helpful. Clean site with lovely facilities. We had two large dogs with us and was really worried about walking them. Lesnes Abbey was just a 5 minute walk away and had lovely woodland walks. Will definitely visit again.

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