Abbey Wood is a district of South East London in the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. It gets its name from Lesnes Abbey Wood, which used to be the property of the monks of Lesnes Abbey. It's situated south of Thamesmead and is 10.6 miles east of Charing Cross. Abbey Wood has a population of no more than 24,000 and is said to be a quiet region.
The district is well-known amongst commuters; it has an typical age of 34 and its railway station was erected in 1849 and today it offers services to Charing Cross, Cannon Street and areas in Kent as a loop service. There are also buses that offer links to Thamesmead, Lewisham and Peckham.
Abbey Wood is known for its caravan park settled amongst the Abbey Woods. The woods boasts a park plus a football pitch, as well as the neighbouring Bostall Gardens and Bostall Heath have a great deal of sports facilities. A section of the woods is a site of special scientific interest because it has fossils that are from 23-66 million years ago.