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

Give Isaac Watts a hand

Abney Park Trust has launched a fund to restore the much loved Grade II 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 at The Big Give

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Abney Park gets Lottery backing

Abney Park has been awarded a development grant from The Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery for the Abney Park Restoration Project. This initial grant, of £315,00 will see the project developed further and a second bid will be made in June next year. If successful at this second round, the project will see nearly £5million in lottery funding dedicated to the restoration of Abney Park.

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New Events

Abney Tales

Daniel Defoe, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens and Arthur Machen all knew Stoke Newington well. Come and hear about these literary links with the Cemetery and their tales of horror and the supernatural connected with it. Alan Gartrell will lead a story telling tour around the chapel during an after hours session.

Wednesday 4th April, 8 pm
Tickets: £10
Book here
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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The Politics of Abney Park

Join Alan Gartrell to find out the stories of the four Members of Parliament buried in Abney Park and how they fit into the long radical history of Abney and Stoke Newington. Hear about Hackney's first MP, the saviour of The Old Vic, the 'Fenian' Barrister, and the forerunner of the United Nations.

Sunday 25th March, 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 current opening
hours are 8 am – 5.30 pm




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