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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Visiting family in London and surprised at how peaceful the site was and very pleased with train service a short walk away
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We stayed here for 3 nights before heading to Europe. The site is superb although getting there from the north via the A1/M11 was a little disconcerting due to the A12 and A2 skirting central London and via the Blackwall Tunnel. We had to cut our short our stay after 1 night but returned again for the 3rd night and this time came in via the M25 from Dartford - an easier route, but neither journeys take you within the London Congestion Charge area. You do need to check that your vehicle can be driven within the London Low Emission Zone though and this can easily be done online. The site itself is situated in mature woodland and pitches are located on different levels. It’s very peaceful and tranquil with plenty of wildlife (foxes, grey squirrels, bats etc) and an array of birds (including wild parakeets) to entertain you. Facilities are also excellent, very clean and the site is secure at night with locked gates. The wardens/staff were first class and thanks to the duty warden for letting us out the gates early to catch our Eurotunnel train. We’ll definitely be back to enjoy the site and explore London. There is a rail station about 10 mins walk away and a lovely woodland site for dog walking nearby 👍

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Wonderful Site

We stayed at Abbey Wood over the Easter weekend. What a lovely site - one of the nicest we have been to. The wardens were some of the best too, they were very helpful and friendly. We had tickets for the Fed Cup Tennis at the Olympic Park. Abbey Wood train station was closed for the weekend but it was really easy to get the bus to Woolwich and then the DLR to the Olympic Park. We will certainly visit Abbey Wood again, perhaps as a stopover on our way to the channel tunnel. The site was not too far from the A2 and was easy to find.

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Great site with a couple of reservations

My first point - Directions We followed the club route into the site, there are still some challenging parts of this route in. We followed a different route out and it was by far a better route to the M25. Traveling from the East my advice is: Leave the M25 at the A206 (this is the junction at the Dartford Crossing), follow the A206 which then becomes the A2016 this route is dual carriage way. Leave the A2016 onto the B213, a main bus route, follow this road for 2.3 miles in Abbey Wood, you come into the roundabout at the bottom of Knee Hill which then gives you the easy right turn into Federation Road. (I have emailed the Club to inform them how much easier this route is). My second point - the Site Staff are warm, pleasant and helpful. The site is beautiful and as many reviews state, it is so easy to get into London for all the attractions it offers. There were a couple of negatives we experienced. Firstly, when I went to the toilet block on our first morning there was toilet roll and a toilet brush scattered across the floor spanning two cubicles. This is the first time I have experienced something like this on a club site, I reported it as we were leaving to walk to the station and the staff dealt with it promptly. Secondly, as we were preparing to leave, we went for a walk round the site, the pitch a couple up from ours had a family staying there, the smell of Marijuana coming out of the caravan was over powering. This of course was disappointing for me and my wife. More so as the family got in their Transit Van and drove off site as we continued our walk! This is the first club site we have stayed on that allows non-members, I don't know if this is just a coincidence, but it is the first club site we have stayed at that has had any negatives. Our experience over all was still a positive one, and we would return here without hesitation should we want to visit London again.
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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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