Who we are…
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.
As one of London’s ‘Magnificent 7’ garden cemeteries, it opened in 1840 and is the resting place of around 200,000 people in 60,000 graves. They have memorials ranging from elaborate monuments to pathside common grave markers.
Abney Park is also listed as a Grade II park on Historic England’s register of parks and gardens of historic interest.
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.
It covers 12.5 hectares and is located between Stoke Newington Church Street and Stoke Newington High Street.
What we do…
You can come and experience the magic of Abney Park Stoke Newington by attending a wide variety of events and activities throughout the year, from walks and talks to theatrical and music performances, and art exhibitions.
Activities for children and young people include occasional holiday & weekend workshops:
• Guided walks on the first Sunday of the month at 2pm
• Workshops to learn to carve spoons or chisel stone – Check website for details
• Find out why seemingly dead trees are great for wildlife
For more information check their website or
Phone: 0207 275 7557
Record Last Updated on: 18/11/2019