Welcome to Abney Park - one of the ‘Magnificent Seven’ garden cemeteries of London  


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.

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Visiting Abney

Abney Park
215 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 0LH

Opening Times
The park opens daily at 8am and closes at dusk - see park closing times for 2019. However, due to inclement weather Abney Park may be closed for public safety.  

There is very limited parking at Abney Park which we may allow visitors to use by prior arrangement ONLY.

Public Transport
By Bus
Buses 73, 393 and 476 stop near the Park's Stoke Newington Church Street entrance. 
Buses 67, 76, 106, 149, 243, 276, 393 and 476 stop near the Stoke Newington High St entrance. 

Stoke Newington Railway station is 200 metres from the Stoke Newington High St entrance. 


Help us maintain this unique urban space.

We rely on grants from the local council and other bodies as well as charitable donations. We also rely on volunteers to help us so get in touch if you'd like to be a part of magical Abney. 


Exploring Abney



Find out about the history of Abney Park, it’s role as one of the ’Magnificent Seven’ the restoration of the chapel, listed monuments and the cemetery's famous residents.



Enjoy the unique urban wilderness at Abney Park, home to a fantasic range of trees, plants, fungi, birds, bugs and butterflies throughout the seasons.


Education & Craftwork

Take a course in stonecarving or woodworking, whilst kids can learn all about bugs, bushcraft and environmental art at our Forest School.