Stoke Newington’s Abney Park Cemetery included in list of ‘most Instagrammable green spaces’ in London
Abney Park Cemetery in Stoke Newington has been included in a list of ‘London’s most Instagrammable green spaces’, just in time for Spring.
For some, it might be considered a dubious accolade, but we always like it when one of our local parks or green spaces gets the recognition it deserves.
A cemetery might not be the first place you think of going to when you’re in the mood for a stroll, but Abney Park Cemetery is certainly something special.
Described as ‘one of the prettiest green spaces in North London’, Abney Park Cemetery is one of the ‘Magnificent Seven cemeteries’, a group of large private garden cemeteries established in the 19th Century.
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Abney Park Cemetery is also a local nature reserve and memorial park. It’s a fascinating place to visit, and features a burial ground, a chapel, woodland, and is home to numerous rare species of plants and wildlife.
The cemetery has even left its mark on the world of music, with the late singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse filming scenes for the music video of her song Back to Black in Abney Park.
The Evening Standard’s list of the ‘most Instagrammable green spaces’ in London also includes Regent’s Park, Greenwich Park, The Phoenix Garden, the Isabella Plantation woodland garden in Richmond Park, and Hackney Marshes, among others.
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