Will you love Abbey Wood? Our local guide

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Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Abbey Wood is an area in southeast London, England, straddling the border between the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London Borough of Bexley. It is located 10.6 miles (17 km) east of Charing Cross. “

What to do in the area of Abbey Wood

Abbey Wood is vibrant with life, activities and to find out what to do in your area we recommend you to have a look at websites like Timeout. Timeout updates on a weekly basis things to do in Abbey Wood. To simplify you the task of finding the page here is the link to see the upcoming events in Abbey Wood. Also having a clear view of what is available in Abbey Wood and where is a great way to project yourself within this new area. This is why we created the following map where we gathered all the information you will find in this article.

What type of amenities may you need in Abbey Wood?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Abbey Wood name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby Abbey Wood

Most prefer transit within a 10-15 minute walk and if there aren’t public connections nearby then this could be something that takes down the price of property or can even deter people from moving in to Abbey Wood entirely. Here is a table below so you can see where these connections are for yourself.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Abbey Wood 513 Abbey Wood Road, London 4.3 152

Are there many post offices in the region of Abbey Wood?

Nearby post offices make sending and getting packages a breeze. Post office branches in Abbey Wood provide services like money orders and postal insurance alongside mail services. You can take a look for yourself to see where they are located below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Abbey Wood Post Office 3, Tilston Bright Square, Felixstowe Road, London 2.7 29
Post box Eynsham Drive, Harrow Manorway, Abbey Wood, London 5 2
Post Box 1A Abbey Wood Road, London 0 0
Post Box 30 Grovebury Road, London 0 0
Eynsham Drive Post Office 166 Eynsham Drive, London 2.2 57
Post Box Devenish Road, London 5 1
Post Box 6 Sewell Road, London 5 1

Medical institutions in Abbey Wood

Abbey Wood has 1 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Lakeside Medical Practice Yarnton Way, London 3 191

In Abbey Wood, what schools are nearby?

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Abbey Wood vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Horizons Academy Bexley Lensbury Way, London 4.5 4
Pulse & Water Learning 138 Eynsham Drive, Abbey Wood, London 5 4
Abbey Wood Nursery School Dahlia Road, London 4.3 6
St Paul’s Academy 51 Finchale Road, Abbey Wood, London 2.8 101
De Lucy Primary School Cookhill Road, Abbey Wood, London 3 15
Alexander McLeod Primary School Fuchsia Street, London 4.3 18
Boxgrove Primary School Boxgrove Road, London N/A N/A
Hummingbird Day Nursery 31 Abbey Grove, Abbey Wood, London N/A N/A
Kumon Maths & English St Michael’s & All Angels Church, St Michael’s Centre, 103 – 105 Abbey Wood Road, London 4.3 11
Willow Bank Primary School Seacourt Road, London 3.8 12
St Thomas a Becket Primary School 258 Eynsham Drive, London 5 1
St John Fisher Catholic Primary School Kale Road, Erith N/A N/A
YMCA Thames Gateway Group – Lakeside Nursery Bazalgette Way, London 5 1

Things we love about Abbey Wood

Abbey Wood has a distinct culture and atmosphere. At Cozee we looked at features that define the area’s vibe like food, nightlife, green space, and more. Whether you love to eat or you love to take part in the night life of a city, Abbey Wood has something for your tastes. Explore spots below to get a feel for life here.

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Abbey Wood, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

We weren’t able to find any museum in this area. Tell us in the comments if we were wrong. We’ll amend this page

Are there a lot of supermarkets in Abbey Wood?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Abbey Wood. Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Abbey Wood.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Are the restaurants in Abbey Wood any good?

The below table gives you a good idea of what kind of options there are for eating out. In Abbey Wood, you may find things like Italian, Chinese or even Indian takeouts. Take a look below if you are visiting or want to move here if eating out is a big deal for you.


What type of green space is there in Abbey Wood?

One of London’s best assets is its green spaces. See if Abbey Wood offers room to roam.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Jubilee Gardens Belvedere Road, London 4.5 1413
Elm Court 1 Pump Court, London 4.3 6
Middle Temple Gardens 3 Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London 4.7 82
Bernie Spain Gardens South Bank, London 4.4 488
Bloomsbury Square Garden 14 Bloomsbury Square, London 4.3 2017
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
LGBT Chairs ️‍ Ground Floor, South East Wing, Bush House, 300 Strand, London 5 1
Victoria Embankment Gardens 4 Temple Place, Temple, London N/A N/A
Potnotch Jubilee Market, Tavistock Street, London 5 1
London Memorial Garden Savoy Place, London 3.8 4
Drury Lane Gardens 58 Drury Lane, London 3.9 16
Fountain Court Temple, London 4.6 8
Southbank boardwalk South Bank, Unnamed Road, London 4.8 13
Street Art Skaterpark 337-338 Belvedere Road, London N/A N/A
National Theatre garden terrace South Bank, National Theatre, London N/A N/A
The Diamond Jubilee Penny Maze Henrietta Street, London 5 1
Southbank (River Thames South) Walkpath. Unnamed Road, London 4.8 18
Victoria Embankment Gardens Villiers Street, London 4.6 2523
Diamond Jubilee Garden St Pauls Church, Bedford Street, London 4.4 12
BIG 7 7 Bell Yard, London N/A N/A


As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in Abbey Wood. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of Abbey Wood

Pub name Name Address Description
Abbey Arms 31 Wilton Road Abbey Wood SE2 9RH A traditional public house next to Abbey Wood railway station. Refurbished and redecorated in 2015, again in 2019 when it was taken over by Dirty Liquor and again in 2023 following the exit of Dirty Liquor. There is an upstairs function room along with a large garden to the rear.
Birchwood Grovebury Road Abbey Wood SE2 9BB A 1960s pub situated within a contemporary housing estate. The interior has been redecorated in 2015 with a function room to the rear which is also used as a dinning room for Sunday lunch. Outside there is a paved area with seating and a covered smoking area. Live music on is on Friday and Sunday evenings, a quiz night on Thursdays, chess on Mondays and cribbage on Tuesdays.

Gyms to stay in shape in Abbey Wood

Working from home means more gym time for many. With chains like EasyGym and PureGym, it’s easy to stay fit in Abbey Wood.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
Virgin Active Shell-Mex House, 80 Strand, London 4.3 299
Gymbox Holborn 100 High Holborn, London 4.3 340
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Jubilee Hall Gym 30 The Piazza, London 4.3 111
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
PureGym London Waterloo 11-15 Brad Street, London 4.3 234
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
The Health Club at One Aldwych One Aldwych Hotel, 1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London 4.3 16
CryoAction Limited 71-75 Shelton Street, London 4.3 1
The Gym Group London Charing Cross 17-21 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 227
Fujian White Crane Kung Fu & Tai Chi – Covent Garden & West End Green Dragon House, 23 Stukeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Digme Fitness Covent Garden 4-10 Tower Street, London 4.3 150
Boom Cycle – Holborn 16 Procter Street, London 4.3 91
The Gym Group London Holborn Circus 1 Thavies Inn, Holborn Circus, London 4.3 263
Central Health Physiotherapy Quality House, 5-9 Quality Court, London 4.3 299
Tranquility Pilates Studio Ltd 16-18, New Bridge Street, London 4.3 5
ESPA Life at Corinthia Whitehall Place, London 4.3 246

Other nearby neighbourhoods

Whenever you’re not sure about if you want to move into an area for sure, making sure that you have considered your other options is important to confirm a decision or perhaps sway you in another direction. Find some other nearby regions to help you make a decision about Abbey Wood.

Neighbourhood name Link to our guide
Plumstead See the guide here
Thamesmead See the guide here
Plumstead See the guide here
Thamesmead See the guide here

Have you planned to buy or sell a property here? Make sure you check out our property prices guides and analysis before you decide to buy or sell.

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Familiar with Abbey Wood? We value your opinion

It would be great to hear what you think about Abbey Wood. Especially if you live there or have lived there in the past. Your opinion could really help as other people moving in could read this article and I’d also helps us understand you. So, we’d love your opinion of Abbey Wood below. Please leave some feedback if you have a moment

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