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

'At Risk' Monuments Restored

Earlier in the year Abney Park Trust funded the restoration of the Grade II heritage listed monuments of Joanna Vassa, the only surviving child of the anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano, and John Swan, Scottish engineer and inventor of the screw propeller. These two important monuments have recently been taken off the Heritage at Risk Register.

 

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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

Vice and Virtue Tour

Join Sam Perrin on a new tour at Abney Park - Vice and Virtue. Learn about the cemetery's infamous law breakers, reformers and justice seekers, as well as Britain's most prolific hangman.

Sunday 26th November, 1 pm

Free
Suggested £5 donation most welcome

Meet at the Stoke Newington High St gates

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Music Hall Tour

Abney Park's monthly music hall tours are hosted by the chairman of The Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America. These walks vividly illuminate the amazing lives of some huge Victorian music hall stars, whose colourful lives should never be forgotten.

Sunday 5th November, 12 pm
Sunday 3rd December, 12 pm

Free, with donations welcome
Meet at the Stoke Newington High St gates

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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

info@abneypark.org