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

Venue Details & Map

Abney Park Cemetery

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

Yelp Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Abney Park Cemetery

5.0 out of 5 10 November 2016
by Natalie R.

A great place to wonder around in and get lost temporarily. I planned a trip here with a few friends for halloween and it definitely had the right atmosphere. It's overgrown and has a 'out of London' wild factor. The chapel is currently under construction, but looks worthy of a trip back to Abney park to see it after the scaffolding comes down.more

4.0 out of 5 3 October 2016
by Clarissa S.

Another delightful, potentially haunting London Cemetery. Partially tidied, partially wildly rambling, one can find a nice variety of trees and native plants happily coexisting amongst the grave markers. I appreciate the respect for decaying trees and their importance to the park's wildlife.

This cemetery appears to be a popular green space for locals, as there were individuals on benches,...more

3.0 out of 5 14 May 2016
by Kirsty H.

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

2.0 out of 5 31 March 2016
by Caroline L.

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

5.0 out of 5 30 December 2015
by Minh C.

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

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