A large Victorian cemetery, now mostly wooded, combining wildlife, historical and cultural interest. Abney Park cemetery is in the North London area of Stoke Newington. Most paths through the cemetery are unsealed.
There are over 200,000 people laid to rest in Abney Park Cemetery, from world-famous names such as William Booth to relatively unsung heroes, such as Betsi Cadwaladr who, aged over 60, worked as a nurse alongside Florence Nightingale in the Crimea War
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Abney Park Cemetery
Stoke Newington High St
Stoke NewingtonLondonN16 0LH
- +44 (0)20 7275 7557
I love a good cemetery, it's weird, I know. It's definitely a place for people who are intrigued by the dilapidated-ness of graveyards.
I believe this place was opened in the early 1900's as an overspill due to the lack of available burial land in London.
The place isn't well kept and a lot of the graves are unreachable due to the overgrown trees and brambles. Make sure you wear closed...more
Little people know but this small park from the outside is actually one of the Magnificent Seven.
It is one of the smallest one and very abandoned (cans, garbage everywhere) but it's free and it's a nice stroll if you're in Stoke Newington.
Go to brunch at the blue legume after that.more
Hauntingly alluring are the words I'd use to describe this place. It's certainly not on the typical tourist attraction agenda, but worth a visit for locals and their guests.
The wind was howling and the leafless tree branches were swaying about as we walked through the cemetery. Let your imagination run wild.
FYI - This is one of the "Magnificent Seven" cemeteries of London. Don't forget...more
Stunning Victorian cemetery that very well deserve it's place amongst London's "Magnificent Seven" garden cemeteries.
The perfect place for a Sunday walk (or, if you're brave, maybe an Halloween walk?)
Really great place. It's a cemetery but also a nature preserve.
And they have a wood working workshop right at the front entrance, I think they are open on wednesdays? Check out the website!
And the chapel in the middle has lots of things regularly going on. Like recently there was an art exhibit and soon a puppet opera show is going to take its place. How awesome is that.