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

Service for fallen police officer

Pc Clifford Fox has been researching the six police officers killed in the line of duty buried at Abney Park. All had a headstone but one, the elusive Pc Lillicrap. Pc Fox has raised money to re-instate a memorial stone. This will be unveiled at a ceremony led by Nial Weir, with Borough Commander Simon Laurence in attendance.

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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

New Year's Day Tree Walk

Join Russell Miller at 2 pm on New Year's Day for a fascinating guided walk exploring the trees of Abney Park, and how they have developed to create an urban nature reserve. Learn all about Abney's amazing collection of trees – some ancient, some rare, some unique. 

Monday 1st January, 2 pm
Meet at the Stoke Newington High St gates
Free, £5 suggested donation

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Stoke Newington Parents and Community Choir

Hear the Stoke Newington Parents and Community Choir perform in the Abney Park Chapel. The choir will present a programme of cheery festive songs followed by an inclusive sing-a-long. Warming mulled apple juice will be available.

Saturday 16th December, 1 pm
Abney Park Chapel 
Free, with donations welcome

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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 – 4 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