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
Really lovely place for a walk, with tons of fascinating headstones and carved angels, lions, obelisks, etc. The (currently in quite poor repair) chapel and war memorial are worth a peep. Just go in daylight while the local drinking population are still on the "merry" side of the scale, and if it has been raining recently, please note the ground can get extremely muddy.more
Wonderfully atmospheric cemetery, great for a morbid wander through time and nature. The church ruin in the centre would be the perfect setting for a gothic novel. After your contemplative stroll you are perfectly situated for a cuppa at one of Stoke Newington's charming pubs or cares.more
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.
Tombstones are scattered about all higgledy-piggledy in this beautiful, ancient overgrown cemetery. There are plenty of paths to follow and benches to sit on and the peacefulness of the place makes you forget you are just a couple of minutes from the busy A10.
Take time out, walk the dog or just soak in the spooky atmosphere. Read the engravings on the stones (most of which were from the mid...more