Abbey Wood Caravan Club Site (REF : ABW)

Federation Road, London, London, SE2 0LS

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Abbey Wood Club Site is now fully open following exciting redevelopments. Additional all-weather pitches including some fully serviced pitches have been added, there's now two new-style open grate motorhome and campervan waste points, for easy drive-over waste disposal and no heavy drain cover to lift, and electric hook ups have been added in the camping field.

Abbey Wood Club Site feels positively rural when you reach this gently sloping verdant site. Its mature tree screening and spacious grounds make this a 'green oasis', with tent pitches and pods also available. This site's unique selling point is its location - there are shops and good railway connections, providing frequent services to central London in just 35 minutes, within walking distance of the caravan site. Alternatively, nearby Greenwich offers its own blend of fascinating attractions, including the famous observatory and National Maritime Museum.

River cruises operate from nearby Abbey Wood Club Site between Greenwich, Tower Bridge, Westminster, Kew, Richmond and Hampton Court. Open all year, this is a busy caravan site and is very popular with European visitors during the summer months. There are good reasons to visit Abbey Wood throughout the year though. The Christmas Lights, shopping at the January Sales, the London Marathon, Excel Centre and the Chelsea Flower show can all be enjoyed from this scenic, yet well placed, site.

Please note: this site is situated within the London Low Emission Zone. Visit http://www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon for more information.

Things to do on site ...

  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Gaz
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Gold

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Walking notes:

Enjoy a walk to Lesnes Abbey, with over 69 hectares of ancient woodland and the ruins of the 12th Century Abbey to explore, and along the South East London Green Chain Route from the site.

Supermarket notes:

Sainsbury's is a 5 minute walk, and has access for motorhomes. Asda is a 5 minute drive away, and Morrisons a 15 minute drive.

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Note: this Site is 0.5 mile within Transport for London LEZ zone; motorhome owners are advised to log onto www.tfl.gov.uk/lezlondon before travelling to Site. From the East on the M2/A2 or from Central London: turn off the A2 at A221 junction into Danson Road (signposted Bexleyheath, International Caravan and Camping) Follow signpost for Bexleyheath to Crook Log (A207 junction). At the traffic lights turn right and then immediately left into Brampton Road. In 1.5 miles at the traffic lights turn left into Bostal Hill (A206). In 0.75 miles at traffic lights turn right into Basildon Road (B213). In 270 metres turn right into McLeod Road. In about 0.5 mile at the roundabout turn right into Knee Hill. In 90 metres take the second right into Federation Road. The site is on the left in 50 metres. From M25 North, West or South approach: leave at junction 2 onto the A2 (signposted London); then as above. From the M20 (Dover): at junction 3 continue on the M20 (sign posted London, M25). Leave at the end of the motorway onto the M25; then as above. Note: The Route is well signposted with International Caravan and Camping signs. All vehicles should turn right on leaving the site to avoid residential area. The site internal gates are locked from 22:00 - 08:00 allowing pedestrian access only.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SE2 0LS
GPS:
Lat 51.48635 / Lon 0.11971
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TQ473785
OS map ref:
177
Handbook map ref:
K4

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Bexleyheath, Greenwich
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest train station: Abbey Wood
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Glamping Pod review

Having previously stayed in our motorhome at Abbey Wood we decided to give a Swift SPod 4 a try for a four night visit in January 2019. First the good news. The glamping pod was well prepared and warm on our arrival. But we quickly realised the drawbacks to using these glamping pods when it is freezing outside. Swift do not appear to have insulated the floor, which was always cold, no matter how warm the air temperature in the pod. Heating in the bathroom is confined to a heated towel rail, plus any warm air that spills in from the lounge. There's not much of that, so a room you really want to be warm when stepping out of the shower never quite lived up to expectations. Heating in the lounge is by way of blown air heating. Switch it off and the pod rapidly cools. But my wife and I don't like blown air heating when trying to sleep. It's rather noisy, and dries the air, leading to stuffy noses. But switch it off, and by morning the internal temperature is close to outside temperatures. A bit like camping in a tent. So for us the lesser evil was to leave the heating on overnight. Not good. Matters are made worse because Swift have designed an external vent, roughly letter box size, that admits cold air from outside. There's no control over it, so we used a cushion to block it. The kitchen has a microwave and fridge, but is small. In motorhome terms it's more Chausson than Autotrail. Apart from that, we liked it, and would use a pod again, but only when overnight temperatures are likely to exceed 15°C.

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Great location for London. Make sure you take ramps as not very level. Toilets all close at the same time grrrrr.

Visited for a 3 night stay over the New Year in our Motor home. Great location near train links to London and local supermarkets and shops a 10 min walk away. Site has nice layout trees all round, very quiet considering location with good security gates upon entry. Although our fully serviced pitch was not very flat and we left our ramps at home so had the usual roll over in bed. Some appeared leveler than others but sadly not ours on a quiet site. Would give it 5 stars if it wasn't for all the toilet facilities being closed at the same time! Come on guys we all know you keep the facilities in tip top condition but a little more consideration wouldn't go amiss for use of toilets and showers. My wife and myself left without showering on the day of departure along with several other stranded campers who also wanted to use the any of the facility blocks (which there are at least 3 that we tried all closed)
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Amazing Christmas break

Had a fantastic break here over Christmas. Location brilliant for access into London. Wardens couldn’t have been more helpful. Clean site with lovely facilities. We had two large dogs with us and was really worried about walking them. Lesnes Abbey was just a 5 minute walk away and had lovely woodland walks. Will definitely visit again.

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Relaxing and peaceful, and so convenient for London.

We both LOVE this site. It's very easy to reach from the M25, either by going up the A2 or, if there's a backlog of traffic for the Dartford Crossing (approaching from the south), the M20. The staff are always friendly and welcoming, and the facilities are very clean and well laid out. There are two motor home service points and numerous other service points around the site. The hard-standing pitches are spacious and level. We always see squirrels and fox families, as well as the flocks of wild green parakeets which add an exotic touch! The site is only a 10 minute walk to the newly refurbished Abbey Wood station, with very regular trains into central London. As Charlton fans, it's only a 12 minute train journey to the ground, and, for a day out in Greenwich, it's just 15 minutes away. There is a big Sainsburys just behind the station and numerous takeaways nearby. We have already booked for a couple of stays next year.

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Great site

Having just read a review from August, I total disagree with it. We have been several times to this site and the staff have always been friendly and very helpful. We went when the beast from the east was on and the staff were worried when we didn't show up on time, due to accident on M1. I call that caring. The site is always clean and tidy. The facilities are kept very clean and warm. I take getting to a site my responsibility, we go via Woolwich ferry when running or Blackwall Tunnel, if you don't want to pay Dartford crossing. We were there last week on a family emergency. We found we had a puncture on the van just as we were leaving. We did ask some advise as our spare wheel is under the van and we couldn't get it out. The staff member didn't hesitate to come and have a go with us. As none of us could get the bolt loose, he left but came back with another member of staff and tools and managed to get the wheel out. They even offered to change the wheel for us, which we declined. But I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU for their help, especially as it was pouring with rain. Sorry we didn't get your names. I think this site is great so near London. It's always busy and of course there ARE sirens going at all times in the area, but it is a city. I've never found this a problem. Great site

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