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Abney Park Cemetery & Nature ReserveNon-denominational cemetery, arboretum and nature reserve.

Hidden away in the north-east corner of London, lies this highly influential, pioneering and yet relatively unknown beauty spot. Part nature reserve, part Victorian cemetery and part arboretum, Abney Park has a string of notable “firsts” attached to it… First Number 1: The early 18th century brainchild of Lady Mary Abney and Dr Isaac Watts (the prolific hymn writer), the park was the first wholly non-denominational garden cemetery in Europe with no "invidious dividing lines" and contains the first example of a non-denominational cemetery chapel in Europe. First Number 2: The cemetery’s 150-year-old frontage, intricately adorned with hieroglyphics and sacred lotus flowers, claims to represent the earliest complete design for a permanent 'Egyptian Revival' gateway at a cemetery anywhere in the world. First Number 3: When it was first launched Abney Park’s arboretum was the biggest of its kind in any European cemetery with over 2,500 trees and shrubs alphabetically arranged - the remains of the original tree collection can still be found in the grounds. First Number 4: At one time the home of a Quaker girls’ school – Abney Park was also where the first school bus in the world was introduced. As well as being a place of historical, architectural and religious significance, the park is also a renowned Local Nature Reserve. Birds and butterflies, in particular, thrive among the woodland glades dotted with weathered Victorian monuments, graves and tombs. A range of regular events and activities held around the grounds complete the picture. This hidden gem is a worthy rival of any of London’s major parks.

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Birds, butterflies and burials, trees and tombs.

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An unexploded Second World War bomb is located somewhere in Abney Park.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Manor House Tube Station
21 minutes walk
Seven Sisters Tube Station
26 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Dalston Junction
22 minutes walk

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Hilton London Islington Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £88† 39% off
53 Upper Street, N1 | 2.3 miles from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
The Business Design Centre next door is the obvious attraction for many of the guests at this smart, efficient Hilton Hotel, but Islington's excellent restaurants and ... More
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Greenway Close, N4 | 11 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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London Fields, Westside, E8 | 29 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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19 Sidworth Street, E8 | 34 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve, 175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve, 69 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 5 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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1-15 Leswin Place, N16 | 6 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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86 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 5 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
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Main entrance New River Path via Lordship Road, 226 Lordship Road, N16 | 14 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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32-40 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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St Paul's Church, Stoke Newington Road N16 7UY, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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58 Church Street, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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187 Stoke Newington High St., N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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38 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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24 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 | 1 minute from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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London > Education > Evening Classes
Unit 207, Belgravia Workshop, 157-163 Marlborough Road, N19 | 2.1 miles from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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27B Dalston Lane, E8 | 22 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Unit 8 The Islington Studios, 6 Hornsey Road, N7 | 35 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | Same location as Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Stoke Newington Tea House
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Stoke Newington, N16 | 4 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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The Auld Shillelagh
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105 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 | 4 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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The White Hart
London > Nightlife > Pubs
69 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 | 5 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Ruby's Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
76 Stoke Newington Road, N16 | 13 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
It may look like a cinema from the sign outside but Ruby's on the Stoke Newington/Dalston border is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed ... More
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The Nest
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36 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, N16 | 15 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Rootdown
London > Nightlife > Bars
237 Lower Clapton Road, E5 | 17 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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Little Angel Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
14 Dagmar Passage off Cross Street, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 2 miles from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 2.1 miles from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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The Vestry, Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1 | 34 minutes from Abney Park Cemetery & Nature Reserve
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