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

Official opening of Abney Park Chapel

Phillip Glanville, the Hackney Mayor officially opened the Abney Park Chapel on Thursday 3rd August. He was joined by Councillor Feryal Demirci, Rebecca Barrett from Historic England, along with Abney Park management  and volunteers to cut the ribbon.

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Work on Watt's Walk

During June volunteers began work to improve Watt’s Walk, the path running South from the War Memorial past Isaac Watts, and towards Church St. This path could be quite challenging to tread as it was uneven and sloping, with a trench running down the east side. This has now been levelled, and the common grave headstones re-ordered.

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New Events

Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London's most intriguing and beautiful sites and learn about it’s fascinating history.

Sunday September 3rd, 2pm

Suggested £5 donation welcome
Support Abney Park 

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William Hone Day

A day of talks and tours commemorating the bicentenary of William Hones' victorious court battle against government censorship in 1817, marking a turning point in the fight for British freedom of press. Hone was buried in Abney Park on 11 November 1842, with Charles Dickens attending his funeral. 

Sunday 1st October
From 1 pm, schedule to follow
Suggested £5 donation welcome

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from 8am year round and closes at varying times. 

The current opening hours are 8 am – 8.30 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