Abney's Four MP's Tour

Join Alan Gartrell for a guided tour to learn about Hackney's very first MP, the philanthropist who saved the Old Vic, the 'apostle of peace' and precursor of the League of Nations and the Fenian who tried to storm Chester Castle. Come and hear the stories of the four MPs buried in Abney and how they fit into Abney's radical heritage.

Sunday 24th February, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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Hidden Abney - An After Dark Tour

Join John Baldock for an after dark tour of Abney Park to learn more of its hidden secrets such as - a notorious hangman of whom Charles Dickens once quoted “Mr. William Calcraft, the finisher of the law". Learn also of the 'The Mysterious Lady', 'The Celebrated Enchantress' and the daughter of the 'Wizard of the South', as well as a hidden catacomb, and the stories of those in common graves.

Wednesday 23rd Jan, 7pm
Tickets £10
Book here

Entry at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St,
From 6.35 to 6.55pm

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Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll through wintry 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 is an extremely informative tour.

Sunday 3rd February, 2pm
Suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,

Stoke Newington High St

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New Year's Day Tree Walk

Come and learn all about Abney's amazing collection of trees – some ancient, some rare, some unique. Discover the vital role they play in supporting a wide variety of other plants and animals, and have created a valuable green oasis in the middle of the city. Russell Miller, of the Tree Musketeers, will be leading this very popular annual guided Tree Walk.

Tuesday 1st January, 2pm
Meet at the main gates

Stoke Newington High St
Suggested £5 donation welcome

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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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Abney Unearthed Tour of Discoveries

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council, the Abney Unearthed project has now run for two years. Join us on a tour to hear about some of the people and monuments uncovered and researched by the team of volunteers, as well as the progress made to date. Display boards will also be exhibited.

Sunday 16th December, 2pm
Donations to Abney Park 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

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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