Abney Unearthed Tour - The Common Graves of Abney

Join cemetery guide Sam Perrin for an Abney Unearthed guided tour to learn about the many common graves in Abney Park. Hear about the areas that hold these graves & how those of less financial standing have been interred throughout Abney’s history. Also learn about the people of historical and literary note buried in these graves, and find out how the Abney Unearthed project is adding these often missing grave numbers to the plot maps.

Sunday 9th Sept, 2pm
Donations to Abney Park welcome

Meet at the main gates
Stoke Newington High St

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The Valour of Robin Hood

We all know who Robin Hood was. Or do we? In a new version by Amii Griffith, The Valour of Robin Hood tells one of the greatest English folk tales, told out in the elements in the leafy and mysterious environs of Abney Park. All the components of the long ago good vs evil myth are here. Evading capture by the Sheriff of Nottingham, great feats of archery, and getting into mischief and mayhem along the way and yet who was Robin Hood?

Wednesdays to Sundays
5th to 16th September, 7pm
Tickets: £16 / £14 concs / £12 under 12's
Book tickets here
Anyone who wears a costume will get a surprise!

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St.
Entry from 6:30 - 6:50 pm

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Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll through dappled sunlight around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This extremely informative tour is led by John Baldock.

Sunday August 5th, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates,

Stoke Newington High St

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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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Now half price - Summer Holidays Art Classes for Children

Join us for contemporary art classes at Abney Park. The course will draw inspiration from the park surroundings, the nature, monuments and buildings. This will include walks and observation to inspire personal choice of subjects and individual art and expression. The classes will give a chance to learn about contemporary art and water colour painting (or pencil colouring). Dr Zeigam Azizov will be teaching the classes.

Monday 13th Aug to Friday 24th Aug
From 10am - 3pm, Mon to Fri
Half price tickets now: £20 per day per child, £90 for 5 days, £150 for 10 days

To book: email 
Suitable for 9-14 year olds

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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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Abney Park hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year, from walks and talks to theatrical and music performances, and art exhibitions. For more info call 0207 275 7557 or email

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 – 6 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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