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

Summer Forest School

Join In The Sticks for their Forest School at Abney Park this summer holiday. It’s a wonderful time of year to explore Abney Park. The trees are full and vibrant. The bees and butterflies are busy, and there is plenty to discover.

Mon 31st July to Fri 4th Aug
Mon 7th Aug to Fri 11th Aug, 

Booking essential

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Work on Watt's Walk

During June volunteers began work to improve Watt’s Walk, the path running South from the War Memorial past Isaac Watts, and towards Church St. This path could be quite challenging to tread as it was uneven and sloping, with a trench running down the east side. This has now been levelled, and the common grave headstones re-ordered.

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New Events

Abney and the Abolitionists Tour

In July 1833 Parliament gave the third reading to The Slavery Abolition Act. This informative tour will discuss Abney's links with the slave trade, missionaries, abolitionists and one of the world's oldest charities, the Anti Slavery Society.

Sunday 16th July - 1 pm
Meet at the visitors' centre

Tickets £5.50 (£3.30 concessions)
Book online at wegottickets.com

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales

After five sell-out productions, including Alice In Wonderland and Macbeth, Pandemonium Performance are staging Grimm's Fairy Tales at Abney Park this July. An unmissable opportunity to see these well-loved tales in a beautiful and singular location. 

Wednesday 12th - Sunday 30th July
7:30pm, 7:50 pm, 8:10pm, 8:30pm
Tickets £13 (£11 concessions)
Book online at www.designmynight.com

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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 – 8.30 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