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 NewingtonLondonN16 0LH
- +44 (0)20 7275 7557
Top 5 reviews of Abney Park Cemetery
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
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
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
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
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