Abney Park Cemetery

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

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Abney Park Cemetery says
Abney Park, a 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian cemetery, is a magical memorial park and nature reserve – a green oasis in the city. Home to many rare species of plants and animals, we host a variety of events and activities for all to enjoy – even our four-legged friends! Open and free every day.
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Venue name: Abney Park Cemetery
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Address: Stoke Newington High St
London
N16 0LH
Transport: Stoke Newington rail/Bus: 67, 73, 76, 243, 476
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Tiago Almeida
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My first recommendation is to subscribe to the Abney Park Trust as they have always great events going on. For example Ive see an Alice in Wonderland interactive play within this magical cemetery and i can assure you that it was brilliant.

The cemetery itself is beautiful and scary at the same time so if you have the opportunity to visit do not think twice.

Laura B
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A lovely park, with the added interest of gravestones to read as you stroll. Much less grand than highgate cemetery, but the overgrown nature makes it more charming (and the fact you don't have to pay to get in).

Manningalive
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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
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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

Lilli
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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 cafés on Church Street after!