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Abney Park Cemetery

Attractions, Cemeteries Stoke Newington
5 out of 5 stars
(9user reviews)
Abney Park Cemetery
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Time Out says

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

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.



Address: Stoke Newington High St
N16 0LH
Transport: Stoke Newington rail/Bus: 67, 73, 76, 243, 476
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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).


A beautiful scenic route on a sunny day, a place to think when I need inspiration, an alternative activity for curious visiting friends or a delve into mystery and history. I love this cemetery and nature reserve, it is these charming pockets of London that make it forever quirky, surprising and we should cherish and celebrate these links to the incredible past that got us here.


An eerie oasis in the middle of busy Stokey.

I'm a fan of gothic art and literature. This cemetery is the perfect place to imagine as a setting when I'm reading Poe, Ransom Riggs or looking at Tim Burton's work. I almost expect to bump into a peculiar character every time I'm there. 

The place's atmosphere is special: it's so close to the busy streets and yet so silent. It's quiet and full of life at the same time.

It's worth getting lost and wander there :)


Absolutely magical place to be, gothic & overgrown. They host immersive theatre during Halloween - a great place to be after dark :)


This place is hauntingly beautiful and honestly, one of my favourite places in London. Firstly, it's free entry which is a big plus but even if it wasn't, I think I'd pay to get in: the overgrown shrubbery, pathways that seem to lead into unexplored worlds and history that's just so visible.. it makes a wonderful way to spend a few hours. 

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.


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.


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 cafés on Church Street after!

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