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
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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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Summer Forest School

Join In The Sticks for their Forest School at Abney Park this summer holiday. It’s a wonderful time of year to explore Abney Park. The trees are full and vibrant. The bees and butterflies are busy, and there is plenty to discover.

Mon 31st July to Fri 4th Aug
Mon 7th Aug to Fri 11th Aug, 

Booking essential

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Abney and the Abolitionists Tour

In July 1833 Parliament gave the third reading to The Slavery Abolition Act. This informative tour will discuss Abney's links with the slave trade, missionaries, abolitionists and one of the world's oldest charities, the Anti Slavery Society.

Sunday 16th July - 1 pm
Meet at the visitors' centre

Tickets £5.50 (£3.30 concessions)
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Abney Unearthed Symbolism Tour & Project Display

As a part of the Abney Unearthed Project join us at for a tour to learn about the hidden meanings of the various symbols on the memorials in Abney Park. There will also be a display showing the progress of the project, with information about the plot maps and burials.

Sunday 2 July, 11.30 am
Meet at the Visitors’ Centre

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Radicals of Abney Park

Reformers, Dissenters, Blasphemers, Fenians, Abolitionists, Vaudevillians. Abney's unconsecrated acres have always attracted those seen as outsiders. Led by Alan Gartrell, this tour will discuss the reasons for this and reveal some of their personalities and their struggles.

Sunday 25th June, 1pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome

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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 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