Abbey Wood is a residential area of South East London in the London Boroughs of Greenwich and Bexley. It takes its name from Lesnes Abbey Wood, which used to be the property of the monks of Lesnes Abbey. It is placed 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 area.
The district is popular amongst commuters; it has an average age of 34 and its railway station was erected in 1849 and today it provides services to Charing Cross, Cannon Street and districts in Kent as a loop service. There are also buses that connect it with Thamesmead, Lewisham and Peckham.
Abbey Wood is known for its caravan park settled amongst the Abbey Woods. The woods boasts a park and a football pitch, and the nearby Bostall Gardens and Bostall Heath provide lots of sports facilities. An area of the woods is a site of special scientific interest because it has fossils that date back as far as 23-66 million years ago.
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