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Foots Cray Meadows

97 hectares of landscaped open space, meadows and woodland in the heart of suburban south-east London

Your Local Nature Reserve

A hub for wildlife

Designated a local nature reserve, Foots Cray Meadows is rife with a variety of flora and fauna.

From swans to bats to grass snakes, oak trees to wildflower meadows, escape the suburban surroundings and take a breath of nature.

A place steeped in history

Evidence of manor houses on the site of Foots Cray Meadows can be found stretching back to the Domesday book of 1086.

Since then, the story of the Meadows has involved Queen Elizabeth I, the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, one of our longest serving Chancellors of the Exchequer, and more.

A Story Going Back to the Domesday Book

Run by the Community, for the Community

Friends of Foots Cray Meadows

The Friends are a group of people with ties to the local area who are passionate about protecting, promoting and maintaining the Meadows.

For just £5 per household per year, you can become a member and help us continue our work.

Meadows News

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Tripadvisor Reviews

"Amazing Place"

Beautiful, waterfall, lakes, wildlife. And to top it off there is a playground for kids. Perfect place to hang out.


"Lovely spot for a picnic"

Nice area to visit in the spring and summer months, plenty of room. nice opportunity for photographs, walking the dog jogging.

Simon E

"Love this place, so peaceful"

Lovely place to go and feed the ducks, swans and moorhens with the kids.
Peaceful and relaxing at the edge of town.

Ayse S

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