Abbey Wood Caravan and Camping Site
Federation Road
Abbey Wood

Tel: 020 8311 7708
Fax: 020 8311 1465

To Find Site:- Abbey Wood is quite easy to find. From the M25 take the A2 towards London. Leave the A2 at the Danson Interchange and follow the international camping signs.

This site is open all year for Caravans, Motor Caravans and Tents. Non members also welcome. Advance booking advised Bank Holidays and July/August. 360 pitches.

The Abbey Wood site is set in 9 acres of sloping woodland surrounded by suburban London. No doubt when the leaves on the very mature trees are out you would not be able to see so much of the surrounding houses. Despite the closeness or suburbia the site is reasonably quiet. Our visit was in late March. Most of the site is on grass and most pitches are on a gentle slope, so levelling blocks are advised. There are some hardstandings areas but these can only be used by motor caravans and caravans without awnings. Tents have their own area, which looked reasonably level.

There are three toilet blocks, although during our visit only one was open because the site was no where near full. Whilst kept perfectly clean the toilet blocks are not of the most modern design and perhaps not up the usual high standard normally found on a Club site. The site office does not sell milk or newspapers but there are local shops only ten minutes walk away. Television reception is quite poor and there is no signal booster on this site.

The main attraction of this site is the excellent public transport links to central London and other points of interest. The station is right by the local shops. The Travel Cards are the best value but the station staff will be more than happy to advise on the best ticket to buy. Greenwich is only a few stops along the line from Abbey Wood. Central London is a 30 minutes trip into Charing Cross. Docklands is nearby and well worth a visit, make sure you have a trip on the Docklands Light Railway. Also nearby is the Thames Barrier, which has a visitor centre and parking.

If you want to shop until you drop and you don't want to go into London, the Lakeside shopping centre is on the north side of the Dartford Crossing. Then excellent state of the art Bluewater Centre is now open and this is just a 15 minutes drive from the site.

NB. Since our visit in March 2000 Abbey Wood has undergone extensive modernisation which will make a stay here even better.