The excitement of the Queen’s Jubilee this week is almost enough to overshadow another recent commemoration of the monarch: the opening of the Elizabeth line. Although a lot of the buzz has been about revolutionising commutes, it opens up a lot of exciting opportunities for travel.
With 41 new and refurbished stations, the line runs East to West and links the outskirts of the city directly to Central London. Running 100 km across the city from Reading and Heathrow to Shenfield and Abbey Wood, the new route allows visitors to access the capital from a peaceful base.
Abbey Wood in south east London is home to scenic gems like Lesnes Abbey, Bostal Heath and Lesnes Abbey Woods Nature Reserve plus a great Caravan and Motorhome Club site. Thanks to the Elizabeth line it’s now just a 40 minute direct train from Paddington
Abbey Wood Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite is a perfect base for exploring London without having to compromise on space, amenities or a countryside setting. The popular site is set amongst woodland, offering pretty, spacious pitches and well-kept facilities.
Shops, pubs and local attractions are nearby and the train station is just a 10 minute walk. From there, you can catch the Elizabeth line into the city and enjoy the history of Whitechapel, shows at the Barbican and shopping on Tottenham Court Road, all stations along the route.
For more information on the Elizabeth line, take a look at TfL’s website.
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