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

The Abney Park Restoration Project Public Consultation

Hackney Council is in the process of applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve Abney Park. Proposed works include further restoration work to the Chapel, a new café and improvements at both entrances. If you missed proposed designs on display at the Autumn Fayre on Saturday 20th Oct, you may drop into the Abney Park Visitors' Centre to have a look. To give us your thoughts and fill out the online survey please follow the link below.

See here for the online survey,
Available until 30th November 

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Abney Park Autumn Fayre

Our annual Autumn Fayre on Saturday 20th October was a marvellous day and a huge success. Over 1900 people enjoyed perusing the various stalls, taking a chance on the fantastic tombola draw, enjoying wood carving and the plant workshops. The chapel was filled with music and song, shared with an enthusiastic audience. Abney Park Trust would like to thank all attendees and stall holders who gave their support - we managed to raise over £1100 towards future projects.

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New Events

Abney and World War I

As part of the commemorations for the centenary of the end of World War I this talk will give the background to the Commonwealth War Graves, Zeppelin Raids and the Home Front, the formation of The Old Contemptibles and other memorials to this and other wars. This tour is led by Alan Gartrell.

Saturday 17th November, 2 pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke newington High St

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World War One Commemoration 

Join us in commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One at the Abney Park War Memorial. The event will feature local singers and musicians performing folk, classical music and poetry, all paying tribute to those who lost their lives in conflicts across the world. A two minute silence will be held at 11am followed by the Last Post. 

Sunday 11th November, 10.30am
Abney Park War Memorial

All welcome

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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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