Abney Park Cemetery

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Stoke Newington

Large, eighteenth-century cemetery that often has live music and other events hosted within its grounds, as well as wood and stone carving courses

Venue name: Abney Park Cemetery
Address: Stoke Newington High St
N16 0LH
Transport: Stoke Newington rail/Bus: 67, 73, 76, 243, 476
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Abney Park certainly lives up to it's status as one of the Magnificent Seven cemeteries of London.  Don't be deceived by the small entrance on Church Street the cemetery is huge and goes way back through windy paths ladened with trees and gravestones to the side.  Word of warning on the rats in the overgrown greenery and the solitary men loitering later into the evening.  Dodge those and it's a beautiful and peaceful place for some Sunday afternoon reflections.

Elisa R

I came across Abney Park Cemetery while walking the section 12 of the Capital Ring with my boyfriend. In the heart of the lovely area of Stoke Newington, it was the first European cemetery not to separate graves into sections depending on reigions. The fact that most graves have now almost disappeared under vegetation, broken statues and central abandoned church make the whole place look both eerie and stunning. Believe it or not, a black cat was walking around, jumping on to various tomb stones, giving it even more of a pleasantly creepy atmosphere. #TOTastemaker


Abney Park is a wonderful, enchanted place! Take a walk in the cemetary on a warm summer day to feel that special contrast of the sun shining through the trees while there are rows and rows of overgrown graves all around you. A lot of them are beautiful - there are statues of angels, even a lion! 

Definitely stop by a few of the cute shops and caf├ęs on Church Street after!