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Walking Tour - Lesnes Abbey and Woods

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Abbey Wood Station

Wilton Road

London

SE2 9RH

United Kingdom

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Explore the ruins of Medieval Lesnes Abbey then enjoy some fine views of London and walk through some of London's best woodland.

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The ruins of Lesnes Abbey date back to 1178 when Richard De Luci founded an abbey not long after he was implicated in the murder of Thomas Becket.

On this two hour walk, you'll hear this story of Medieval political intrigue and murder, then walk around the ruins of the abbey and find out about what life was like living and working there. You'll visit a modern garden that is filled with plants the monks would have used and see an ancient mulberry tree before climbing up the hill to the surrounding woods and a stunning view of London.

Lesnes Abbey Woods contain the remains of the abbey fishponds and are fine example of ancient woodland that once covered most of the London area.

The walk is about 2 miles and includes some woodland paths that might be muddy

Please read our Covid advice here https://footprintsoflondon.com/2020/08/important-customer-guidance-for-attending-walking-tours/

 

 


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Abbey Wood Station

Wilton Road

London

SE2 9RH

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

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Organizer Rob Smith, Footprints of London

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This walk is led by Rob Smith, one of Footprints of London's guides. Rob is a qualified Clerkenwell and Islington Guide, but he leads walks all over Greater London and the South East. Rob has lived in London for nearly 30 years and is particularly interested in industrial, military and political history. He also teaches London history classes at Bishopsgate Institute, Morley College and South Thames College

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