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

Children’s Summer Art Classes Exhibition

Join us for an exhibition of over 30 pieces of creative work by the children who attended our Summer Art Classes. The exhibition will be held inside Abney Park Chapel and is free, and open to everyone. Refreshments will be provided for the opening on Saturday at 12pm. Dr Zeigam Azizov, the teacher, staff and volunteers will be present to answer any questions about the classes and artwork, along with many of the children. Their families and friends will attend the opening on Saturday. Please continue reading for "Symposium" in Abney Park, by Dr Azizov.

Above artwork by Lilith Silver.

Abney Park Chapel
Sat 1st and Sun 2nd Sept, 
12pm - 4pm
Free, with donations welcome

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September Visitors' Centre Opening Times

The opening times for the Abney Park Trust Visitors' Centre will be changing for the next 3 weeks. We will be closed on Monday 3rd, Monday 10th and Monday 17th September. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm as usual on all other days, including weekends. Drop in for maps of the park, chat to our friendly staff for further information and also peruse our cards, posters, t-shirts and other mementos. Please also note that Abney Park will be closing at 6pm from the 5th to 16th September and 6.30pm from the 17th to 30th September

Abney Park Visitors' Centre

Closed Monday 3rd, 10th, 17th September
Open 10 am - 4 pm

Tuesday - Sunday

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New Events

Abney Unearthed Tour - The Common Graves of Abney

Join cemetery guide Sam Perrin for an Abney Unearthed guided tour to learn about the many common graves in Abney Park. Hear about the areas that hold these graves & how those of less financial standing have been interred throughout Abney’s history. Also learn about the people of historical and literary note buried in these graves, and find out how the Abney Unearthed project is adding these often missing grave numbers to the plot maps.

Sunday 9th Sept, 2pm
Donations to Abney Park welcome

Meet at the main gates
Stoke Newington High St

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The Valour of Robin Hood

We all know who Robin Hood was. Or do we? In a new version by Amii Griffith, The Valour of Robin Hood tells one of the greatest English folk tales, told out in the elements in the leafy and mysterious environs of Abney Park. All the components of the long ago good vs evil myth are here. Evading capture by the Sheriff of Nottingham, great feats of archery, and getting into mischief and mayhem along the way and yet who was Robin Hood?

Wednesdays to Sundays
5th to 16th September, 7pm
Tickets: £16 / £14 concs / £12 under 12's
Book tickets here
Anyone who wears a costume will get a surprise!

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St.
Entry from 6:30 - 6:50 pm

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8 am – 6 pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 3 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.


Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH 
Tel: 0207 275 7557
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