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

Britain's Best Places to See

As one of the 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian cemeteries in London, Abney Park are delighted to be included in this year's list of Britain's Best Places to See: Heritage Graveyards and Cemeteries on the Museum Crush website. To see the article and who else is on the list, follow the link below.

To find out more see here.

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Abney Unearthed at Hackney Archives

The displays from Abney Unearthed, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council funded volunteer-based project to map and research those buried in Abney Park are now all in the Hackney Archives. Drop into to view them and learn about how the project works, some of the people and memorials discovered and the progress to date. Two futher displays are also in the Abney Park visitors' centre.

Hackney Archives
Dalston CLR James Library,
Dalston Square, London E8 3BQ
See here for visiting information

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New Events

Missionaries of Abney Park Tour

There are many missionaries buried in Abney Park who went to all corners of the world. Their stories include cannibalism in the South Seas, the 'Baptist Wars' in Jamaica and other struggles for emancipation throughout the world. In the Cemetery lie the man who took the Salvation Army to India and was arrested for it and the Jamaican slave who became a missionary in Africa. Join Alan Gartrell on a fascinating tour to learn more.

Sunday 20th January, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St


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Hidden Abney - An After Dark Tour

Join John Baldock for an after dark tour of Abney Park to learn more of its hidden secrets such as - a notorious hangman of whom Charles Dickens once quoted “Mr. William Calcraft, the finisher of the law". Learn also of the 'The Mysterious Lady', 'The Celebrated Enchantress' and the daughter of the 'Wizard of the South', as well as a hidden catacomb, and the stories of those in common graves.

Wednesday 23rd Jan, 7pm
Tickets £10
Book here

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St,
From 6.35 to 6.55pm

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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 – 4 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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