Abbey Wood

Abbey Wood is a district of South East London, within the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. It is located south of Thamesmead and is 10.6 miles (17 km) east of Charing Cross.

Places of interest include the ruins of the 12th-century Lesnes Abbey and the adjacent Lesnes Abbey Woods, a Local Nature Reserve. Part of the Woods are designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest called Abbey Wood, which has important Paleogene fossils. The ancient Bostall Woods & Heath. Bostall Woods (part of the South East London Green Chain) includes one of the few camping and caravan sites in London, which is owned and operated by The Caravan Club. The co-operative woods were also the site of the first camp for the Woodcraft Folk.

St. Michael and All Angels Parish Church was opened in a temporary building in 1905. A permanent church, designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, was consecrated three years later, and the original building became the church hall. The Victorian Crossness Pumping Station is another notable local attraction.

St Paul’s Academy is a Roman Catholic secondary school located on the area. It was previously known as St Paul’s School before converting to academy status in 2005.

Abbey Wood station serves the area with services to London Charing Cross, London Cannon Street both via Woolwich Arsenal and via Sidcup as part of a loop service,Barnehurst, Dartford and Gillingham. Abbey Wood is served by several Transport for London bus services connecting it with areas including Belvedere, Bexleyheath, Erith,Greenwich, Lewisham, New Cross, Peckham, Plumstead, Sidcup, Thamesmead and Woolwich.

You get value for money and with all the regeneration happening around, the potential for growth is huge. Here’s a snapshot of average sale and rental prices:

 Abbey Wood Average Rent Average Sale
1 Bed £600.00 £142 000
2 Bed £800.00 £233 000
3 Bed £1100.00 £303 000
4 Bed £1400.00 £450 000

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