Abbey Wood Caravan Club site is a beautiful park a short distance south of the Thames in South East London. The park is open all year and welcomes non-members as well as members of the Caravan Club. Abbey Wood Caravan Club site sits on a gently sloping plot of land, nicely sheltered by the surrounding woodland and offering a quiet escape that many don’t expect to find so close to London.
The park offers 73 hard standing pitches suitable for motorhomes and touring caravans, with other grass pitches available, in addition to 10 seasonal pitches and space for up to 50 tents. Camping pods have also been introduced to the site in August 2014, for those of you who like to camp in comfort but don’t posses a touring caravan, motorhome or comfortable tent. Abbey Wood Caravan Club site is a family campsite and a pet-friendly location. Stay here if you’d like an ideal base for exploring South-East London as well as the city as a whole.
There is a wide array of camping facilities at Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site for guests to use during their stay. These include a toilet block, laundry facilities, and waste and chemical disposal points. Meanwhile guests looking to make Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site their regular holiday retreat can also take advantage of storage pitches on the site, which are available at a reasonable cost. Wi-Fi Internet access is provided for guests to use during their stay, too.
A dog walking area on the campsite means that your pets are able to get the time outside they need, while active guests can enjoy the golf and watersports opportunities that present themselves within five miles of the site. The campsite is also close to trails on the National Cycle Network.
The caravan park sits on the outskirts of Abbey Wood itself, with the woodland presenting many walking routes and trails that families can enjoy together. Getting out on foot will allow you to take in the surrounding natural landscape and wildlife.
While there is plenty of space to enjoy a range of activities on the site and in the immediate vicinity of Abbey Wood Caravan Club site, many guests are lured to the park thanks to the easy access from here into Central London. Take trains and buses from only a short distance outside the park. They’ll take you into London within half an hour. Once guests reach a central area they have easy access to all of the most popular tourist attractions in London, Britain’s vibrant Capital City.
If you can, spend a little time exploring East London from Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site. Any caravan holidays in London should include a visit to Greenwich. This makes a popular destination for guests, who enjoy the high street shopping as well as strolling from the Thames through hilly Greenwich Park, going to find out about Britain’s seafaring history in the famous Greenwich Maritime Museum, and the other attractions in the area. Take a river cruise eastwards to see the Thames Barrier, or you can take other boats between St Paul's, Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, and Greenwich.
Guests staying at Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site can also enjoy visits to see the Oast houses and country pubs of Kent and the seaside resorts and historic towns of Essex, where there are world-class shopping facilities as well as plenty of open space where families can enjoy outdoor pursuits.
The park is a wonderful base for exploring Central London as well as for getting out and discovering the surrounding area in other directions. Open all year, this is a busy site, deservedly popular with European visitors during the summer months.
For more ideas on places to go and things to do near Abbey Wood, please see Practical Caravan’s Guide to Caravan Holidays in East England (http://www.practicalcaravan.com/caravan-travel-guides/28049-east-england).
Caravan storage available
Motorhome service point
The London Eye
National Maritime Museum
Old Royal Observatory
Firepower scientific artillery museum
Excellent location for exploring the country's capital.
Based on 4 review(s)
14 Jun 2017
Had the misfortune to head there as part of a tour of Great Britain. Had the intention of staying two nights, just long enough to visit Greenwich and was annoyed to find that we could not park near the tent on the tent field as you have to park on the car park and presumably keep going back and too your car for anything that wouldn't fit in the tent.
I did suggest to the less than helpful Reception staff we pay the extra for a campervan pitch, but was told our campervan was and I quote ' Only a car with a mattress in the back." I must add that our much loved Citreon Berlingo is anything but a car with a mattress in the back as has electric hook up etc.
However the staff there clearly have an idea of the "right kind of camper" We left and won't be going back.
I would like to point out that my wife and I were celebrating our fourteenth wedding anniversary and are a professional couple in our forties. We turned up in the car with the tent, rather than a double decker bus or a converted horse box, as we are not the New Age Travellers the staff at Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site seemed to think we were.
There loss not ours! Avoid Avoid
North Yorkshire 02 Dec 2014
Stayed here for a week, so we could see the Christmas light. The site is lovely a little oasis, in the hustle and bustle of the city. Everything is clean and tidy. The staff are very helpful. We had a flat tyre on our car, nothing was to much trouble. We were told we could stay another night if we wanted to. A spot we will come back to many times.
Derbyshire 14 Sep 2009
I admit the busy London scene was not my first choice of holiday destination. However, my brother and his family were coming across from Spain to visit London so it would be a good opportunity to meet up. I had to face up to the fact that my usual quiet caravanning experience was about to be shattered!
What a surprise my husband and I therefore had as we turned into the gates of Abbey Wood Caravan Site. Despite this being the busiest time of the year we were met with an air of tranquility. Out of nowhere, it seemed, we were surrounded by an abundance of trees and beautifully landscaped terraces. You wouldn’t have guessed that the site was full or even that we were just a 35 minute train journey away from London, Charing Cross. With spacious well defined pitches, the well established shrubbery added further shade and privacy. The site is cleverly designed to avoid long rows of vehicles. There are two excellent toilet blocks both with showers/privacy cubicles/veg preparation/laundry facilities, along with several well designed water and waste points. There is also an extensive play area. The recycling facilities were excellent. The Staff couldn’t do enough for you and were always tending the lawns, flower boxes and hanging baskets. The site was meticulously presented.
Abbey Wood, which is a lovely woodland area surrounding the ruins and grounds of the old Lesnes Abbey is directly opposite the site. This is a wonderful place for taking the dog for a walk or simply sitting and enjoying far reaching views over London.
The railway station is a short walk from the site and you can reach any of London’s attractions quite easily. Buses taking you into the City are also nearby.
Popular with many overseas visitors, there seemed to be a quiet respect amongst the guests and hearing several languages gently spoken gave the site a charming Mediterranean feel. Everyone was there to see and enjoy as much of London as they could cram into their few days stay and the conveniently situated site certainly allows for this.
We had a wonderful few days with my brother and his family. The peacefulness of the Abbey Wood site enabled us to recharge our batteries at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. And so, in hindsight, I will be the first to admit that I was wrong in my assumptions of London. I will happily visit Abbey Wood again and take the opportunity of exploring London further.
Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site, London
Bedfordshire 23 Feb 2008
Very easy to reach from M25. 5 minutes walk to Station - convenient for central London. Very pleasant and green site on the edge of London. Very clean amenity blocks. Foxes & squirrels on site. Definitely worth staying for London sights.