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

Spring Fayre Update

Our annual Spring Fayre on Saturday 19th May was a huge success. Over 2000 people enjoyed perusing the stalls, taking a chance on our tombola draw, and sampling a variety of foods and drink. The chapel was filled with music and song, and the tours were all well attended. Abney Park Trust would like to thank all attendees and stall holders who gave their support - we managed to raise over £1000 towards future projects.


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Visitors' Centre Opening Hours

The the opening times for the Abney Park Trust Visitors' Centre will be changing for the next 3 weeks. We will be closed on Monday 9th July, Monday 16th July, and Monday 23rd July. 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 information and also peruse our cards, posters, t-shirts and other mementos.

Abney Park Visitors' Centre
Closed Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd July

Open 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Sunday

From 11th - 29th July Abney Park is
from 8am - 7pm daily.

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New Events

The Wizard of Oz

After the huge success of last years Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Pandemonium Performance return to Abney Park with
 a new version of L. Frank Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz. This unique promenade performance will take you deep into Oz as Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Cowardly Lion and the Wicked Witch of the West. This production promises to be an unmissable opportunity see this beloved classic in a beautiful and singular location.

Wednesdays to Sundays,

11th  to 29th of July, 8pm

Tickets are £15 / £13 concs

Book tickets here

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

From 7.30 until 7.50pm

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Vice and Virtue Tour

The Victorian period wasn't known as 'The Age of Reform' for nothing.. Meet Abney's law breakers, reformers, justice seekers and even one of Britain's most notorious hangmen on the Vice & Virtue tour, led by your cemetery guide @misssamperrin. Hear about the suffragette force-fed in solitary confinement, the satirist charged with blasphemy and sedition in his fight for freedom of the press, the police officers who lost their lives apprehending criminals, as well as a former prostitute whose involvement in a sensational criminal trial rocked Victorian society to its core!

Sunday 22nd July, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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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 – 7 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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