Abbey Wood is a residential area of South East London within 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 is located south of Thamesmead and is 10.6 miles east of Charing Cross. Abbey Wood includes a population of no more than 24,000 and is known to be a quiet area.
The district is popular amid commuters; it has an average 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 buses that go to Thamesmead, Lewisham and Peckham.
Abbey Wood is known for its caravan park situated amongst the Abbey Woods. The woods boasts a park and a football pitch, along with the neighbouring Bostall Gardens and Bostall Heath provide a great deal of sports facilities. Part of the woods is a site of special scientific interest because it has fossils that are from 23-66 million years ago.