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

Donated map takes pride of place

The original framed artwork of Abney Park's site map donated by 'Of Cabbages Kings' shop  takes pride of place in the visitor's centre and shop. Shelagh Taylor, Chair of the Trust, explained "we can't thank 'Of Cabbages and Kings' enough for generously donating this important piece of Abney Park's history."

Of Cabbages & Kings,
127 Stoke Newington High Street,
N16 0PH

020 7998 3282

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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. 

Donate at The Big Give

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New Events

The Changeling

The Changeling can claim to be the finest tragedy in English outside of Shakespeare. A story of a duplicitous woman who manipulates all the people close to her for her own, dark ends without realising the terrible price she will pay for it. This version has been adapted by Rikki Chamberlain, and is being performed at Abney Park  by theatre company 09 Lives.

13 - 24 September (excl Mon / Tue)
7 pm - 8.30 pm
Tickets £14 / £12 conc
Book online at Eventbrite

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William Hone Day

A day of talks and tours commemorating the bicentenary of William Hones' victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817, marking a turning point in the fight for British freedom of press. Hone was buried in Abney Park in 1842, with Charles Dickens attending his funeral. 

Sunday 1st October, f
rom 12 pm to 5 pm
Sunday 8th October, from 1 pm to 3 pm
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Suggested £5 donation welcome
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Park opening times

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

The current opening hours are 8 am – 6:30 pm daily.


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