Abney Park Cemetery

A large Victorian cemetery in North London, now mostly wooded, combining wildlife, historical and cultural interest. Read More


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

9.00 out of 5
based on 27 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Abney Park Cemetery

5.0 out of 5
20 May 2018
by Katya L.

Abney Park might be my favorite cemetery. Is it weird to have a favorite cemetery? Do I care? I first came here over a decade ago during my study abroad in London, and upon my recent re-visit I found that, unsurprisingly, not much has changed.

The space is really quite beautiful. The cemetery isn't quite abandoned, but it is wild and overgrown, with meandering paths and labyrinths of... more

5.0 out of 5
31 December 2017
by Carl B.

A beautiful, haunting burial ground to explore. The overgrowth adds to the mystery. Walk a few feet in and you'd scarcely know you're in a busy part of London. more

4.0 out of 5
03 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

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