Wintry Songs 
in the Abney Chapel

Join us to hear three local choirs will sing a selection of music with a wintry theme, including festive favourites with a folky twist, traditional songs, pop songs, modern compositions for the choir - showcasing all the best (and possibly even the worst) that winter has to offer. 
At the end we'll hand out lyric sheets
and invite the audience to join in.

Saturday 15th December, 1.45 - 3.45pm
Abney Park Chapel

Donations welcome

See here for details of other events,
including the Abney Unearthed tour


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Abney Unearthed Tour of Discoveries

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council, the Abney Unearthed project has now run for two years. Join us on a tour to hear about some of the people and monuments uncovered and researched by the team of volunteers, as well as the progress made to date. Display boards will also be exhibited.

Sunday 16th December, 2pm
Donations to Abney Park welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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Wreath Making Workshops

Come along and join us for a 2hr fun-filled festive wreath making workshop, for both adults and children. All natural materials will be provided for everyone to make their own wreath using holly, ivy and evergreens, as well as ribbons and seasonal sparkle. Delphine will be on hand to demonstrate and provide guidance if needed. Located in the Abney Park classroom by the main entrance Stoke Newington High St.

Sat 15th & Sun 16th December
11am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm
£10 adults, £5 for 12yrs and under
To book: please email


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After-Dark Gothic Tour

Take an after-dark historical tour of the darker side of Victorian London as we go back in time to the era of the Gothic novel. In the 200th anniversary year of Frankenstein, what were the fears and anxieties of the 1800s that inspired this tale of science gone wrong? What was lurking in the shadows of society that seeped out onto the pages of works like Mary Shelley's classic tale? Hosted by local guide and storyteller Hackney Tours, see Abney Park in a totally different way.

Wednesday 5th December, 8pm
Tickets: £10
Book here

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St
Please arrive no later than 7.50 pm

Latecomers will not be admitted

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Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll through autumnal trees 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 December 2nd, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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Isaac Watts: His Life and Works

To mark the 270th anniversary of his death, author Graham Beynon (Isaac Watts: His Life and Thought) will be giving a talk on Isaac Watts, who was one the best known hymn writers in history. He was also a church leader, educator and philosopher. However his life was dogged by illness and controversy. We will look at his achievements, his trials, and his passion in a way which will illuminate and inspire. Conducted by John Sloboda, community choir Chorus of Dissent will also be leading a tribute to Issac Watts, who probably penned most of his 750 hymns very close to this very spot.

Sunday 25th November
2.30pm to 3.30pm,

Abney Park Chapel

Free, donations 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
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8 am – 4 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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