Abney Park Cemetery


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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Venue Details & Map

Abney Park Cemetery

Stoke Newington High St
Stoke Newington
N16 0LH
+44 (0)20 7275 7557
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Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Abney Park Cemetery

5.0 out of 5 23 November 2012
by Hana V.

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

5.0 out of 5 22 May 2012
by Ashley V.

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.

Everything is...more

5.0 out of 5 19 August 2011
by Tristan J.

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

5.0 out of 5 10 October 2009
by Katey H.

Ooooh so pretty! I thoroughly enjoyed my wander through here on a sunny Saturday afternoon with my friend and our Diana cameras.

The spooky church in the centre is a must see and i cant wait to read up on the history of this place!

We did pass a LOT of men, not walking dogs, not taking photos, but just going round in circles. Searching...for something!?

My first ever visit to Stoke...more

5.0 out of 5 27 December 2008
by Katy I.

It's a shame that George Michael didn't know about this place before being arrested for flashing his bits in public because Abney Park Cemetery is much more scenic than a public toilet. Apart from having a reputation as a local cottaging spot, the Cemetery is steeped in history and is a beautiful nature reserve with an educational team dedicated to promoting history and stone masonry.

It is...more

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