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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Trustees Sought for Abney Park

Are you passionate about Abney Park? Have you thought about joining the Trust team? Abney Park Trust aims to protect and promote the site, provide education, recreation and leisure opportunities and balances needs with local community involvement through transparent management. We are currently looking for several new trustees to help with this. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email info@abneypark.org with 'Potential Trustee' as the subject. Further details are on the next page.

Please apply by Friday 29th June 2018.

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New Events

Military Abney Tour

Buried at Abney are veterans of Trafalgar and the Crimea together with a holder of the Victoria Cross. Listen to their stories and others marked by War Graves and memorials. Then learn the story of the Welsh Florence Nightingale and the apostle of peace. This informative tour is led by Alan Gartrell.

Saturday 30th June, 2pm
Free, £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

See here for other tours and events

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Shortt and Sweett

For one night only in the Abney Park Chapel, Kate Shortt, trained cellist/pianist singer songwriter and musical anarchist combines all into her offbeat one woman show. With her observational humour combined with ‘sit down’ comedy of  impressions, and original songs, Kate invites her audiences to journey with her through melody mayhem.

Saturday 7th July, 9 pm
Tickets £15 / £12 concs
Ticket includes complimentary drink
Book tickets here

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St
From 8.25 to 8.50 pm

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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 – 8 pm daily.




The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 4 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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