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 Public Consultation

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. The proposed designs will be on display at the Autumn Fayre on Saturday 20th Oct, please come along and have a look, give us your thoughts and ask any questions you may have. Representatives of the design team and Hackney Council will be there from 11am - 4pm.

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

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Autumn Forest School

Join In The Sticks for our Forest School at Abney Park this Autumn. We love Autumn - the wildlife is on the move, and seasonal changes can be observed and experienced. The abundance of natural materials like colourful leaves, shining conkers, bright red rose-hips and berries call for crafting. The cooler weather is also a perfect excuse for building fires and dens!

Monday 22rd – Friday 27th Oct
10am - 3pm
£40 per day per child, £190 full week
Book at info@inthesticks.org.uk

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New Events

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
All welcome

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

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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
Book here
Places are limited so book early

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

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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 – 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
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