Welcome to Abney Park

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

This website is maintained by the Abney Park Trust, which organises events and activities at the Park. We rely on grants from the local council and other bodies as well as charitable donations. We also rely on volunteers to help us. We're always happy to hear from anyone who would like to help, so please do get in touch if you want to be a part of magical Abney.

News from Abney Park

The Abney Park Restoration Project

Hackney Council is in the process of applying for a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to improve Abney Park. Proposed works include further restoration work to the Chapel, a new café and improvements at both entrances.
If you have any questions or would like to provide feedback, please email Parks and Green Spaces: parks@hackney.gov.uk or call 020 8356 8428

See here for the proposals for the Abney Park Restoration Project.
See here for the cafe consultation survey on the Hackney Council website.

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APUG Abney Litter Pick

Winter, though warmish, is definitely on its way.  There's less of it around but we still don't want the rubbish to spoil our enjoyment of the Park, so do come and join us if you can. It's a splendid and much appreciated thing to do and  a nice way to meet new people. We'll provide you with everything you need (bags, gloves, litter-pickers) but wear sturdy shoes.

Saturday 8th December, 10am
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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New Events

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 info@abneypark.org


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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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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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