Welcome to Abney Park

Abney Park in Stoke Newington, one of the ‘magnificent seven’ garden cemeteries of London, is a woodland memorial park and Local Nature Reserve, managed by the London Borough of Hackney.

There is free public access to the park throughout the year so everyone can come and enjoy this oasis of peace and greenery with a fascinating history.

Take a guided walk, learn how to carve a spoon or chisel stone, discover why seemingly dead trees are cities for wildlife, or experience the magic of Abney at one of our unique events

This website is maintained by the Abney Park Trust, which organises events and activities at the Park. We rely on grants from the local council and other bodies as well as charitable donations. We also rely on volunteers to help us. We're always happy to hear from anyone who would like to help, so please do get in touch if you want to be a part of magical Abney.

News from Abney Park

Autumn Craft Fayre

Join us for an apple-spiced day of autumnal themed workshops, arts & crafts stalls and children's activities, including face painting. There will be various food stalls, choirs, wood working and stone carving demos, with bike maintenance and marking, guided tours... and more! This Autumn Fayre will help raise funds for the restoration of Isaac Watts. 

Cancelled by adverse weather
Saturday 21st October

11 am - 3 pm

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Give Isaac Watts a hand

Abney Park Trust has launched a fund to restore the much loved listed monument to Dr Isaac Watts. The aim is to raise £9,000 to clean up and restore the statue, plinth and surrounding railings, including replacing his missing right hand which was stolen. Dr Watts is a famous nonconformist English Christian minister, theologian and wit. He was prolific hymn writer, poet, and notable man of logic with many quotes attributed to him. 

Donations can be made here

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New Events

The Quiet

A unique night-time performance inspired by the sounds of Abney Park. This event will be as much about listening to Abney - it's sounds as they filter through the Chapel's open windows - as it will be about the performers responding to them. Tickets are available in advance only and are strictly limited in number.

Sold Out
Friday 27th October

7.30 pm - 9 pm
Stoke Newington High St Entrance

Book your tickets here

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All Hallows' Evening String Quartet

Abney Park Trust are excited to announce that The Winter Quartet will be playing a concert at Abney Park within the Chapel. They'll be performing some wonderful, spirited and atmospherically thematic tunes familiar to the listener, by well known classical composers, brought to life in this performance recital. Tickets include a complimentary warm drink.

Tuesday 31st October, 7.30 pm - 9 pm 
Stoke Newington High St gates

Limited seated tickets £20 / £16 conc 
Book here

18 yrs and over
Latecomers will not be admitted



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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from 8 am year round and closes at varying times. 

The current opening hours are 8 am – 5.30 pm daily.

CLOSED Sat 21st Oct Due to high winds


The Visitors Centre

is usually open from
10am – 3pm,  
Monday to Friday,
though times vary
so please call before
making a special visit.

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH

Tel: 0207 275 7557