Abney Park was the first statutory Local Nature Reserve to be designated in Hackney.

The site offers the visitor a wealth of ecological riches that are unusual so close to the centre of London.

Situated just 8km from the heart of the City of London, Abney Park’s woodlands have featured on the BBC's AutumnWatch natural history programme and earned an entry in Britain and Ireland’s Best Wild Places by Christopher Somerville (2008).

Several species in the London Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) are found at Abney Park, including the common pipistrelle Bat, lesser redpoll and white-letter hairstreak butterflies.

Besides birds, bats and butterflies, Abney Park is noted for its flora. Attractive wild hedgerow species include the blue-flowered Meadow Cranesbill which can be seen along the rides in the summer, and the more extensive Red Campion.

 To learn more about Abney's nature join one of our walks, or join in on one of our volunteer days.

Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8am – 5pm 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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