Events

All Hallows' Eve After Hours Tour

As the All Hallows' moon wanes over London, join us for a wonderfully atmospheric evening on a lamplit tour celebrating the lives of the cemetery's most colourful characters including aeronauts, rebels, menagerists, a bona fide Wizard Queen and Britain's most notorious executioner. Learn about how the Victorians celebrated Halloween and enjoy a soul cake with your guide @misssamperrin on the most magical night of the year.

Wednesday 31st October, 8pm
Tickets: £10
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Places are limited so book early

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St
Entry from 7.40 pm

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Abney Park Autumn Fayre

Save the date! Abney Park is looking forward to hosting an apple-spiced day of fun at their annual Autumn Fayre. Come along and enjoy a variety of arts and crafts stalls, second-hand books, tempting food and drinks for all, arts & plant workshops, kids activities and music in the chapel. Plus - fabulous prizes to be won on the Abney Park User Group tombola! Proceeds raised will help fund future activities at Abney Park.

Saturday 20th October,
11am - 4pm
Free,
All welcome

See here for details of tours & events,
including Uncanny Tales theatre

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Abney and the Fights for Freedom

Universal Suffrage, A Free Press, Representation for Hackney and Wales, Votes for Women!
As the dissenters' cemetery people who fought hard for all these causes are buried here.
Join knowledgeable tour guide Alan Gatrell to find out more about them.

Saturday 27th October, 2pm
Free,
Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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including Uncanny Tales theatre, see here

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Uncanny Tales

"The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown." - H. P. Lovecraft. Pandemonium Performance return to Abney Park after this summer's production of The Wizard Of Oz, for their third Halloween anthology show. Uncanny Tales is a unique theatrical show, inspired by literary masters of the macabre, including Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft & more. Don't miss your chance to see this intimate and eerie production in a truly breath-taking location.

Weds 24th to Sun 28th October

7pm and 8.30pm
Tickets: £15 / £13 concs
Over 18's only
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Beauty in Loss - Victorian mourning practices

Victorian mourning practices are famous for their dark beauty: elaborate costumes, plumed horses drawing lacquered funerary carriages and ‘memento mori’ crafted from human hair. With a profusion of icons and rituals to express grief and honour those departed, it’s no wonder that the Victorians seemed to celebrate a ‘cult of death’. Join us in the Chapel for a presentation by Romany Reagan, who will give us an insight into how the Victorians used beautiful ‘morbid oddities’ to create a place to house both their grief and their memories, and give beauty and structure to loss.

Saturday 13 October, 7.30pm
Friends £12 / Guests £15
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Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street
Entry from 7pm for 7.30pm start

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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 October 7th, 2pm

Free
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 info@abneypark.org

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 – 5.30 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
info@abneypark.org
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