This is actually a pub!!!
The founders of the Salvation Army, William and Catherine Booth are buried here.
This cemetery is a park as well with wonderfully overgrown side paths as well as the major path shown here.
The grave of Frank Bostock who was a pioneer in the training of wild animals. As I read on a website the RSPCA would probably like to have a word with him nowadays!
A close up of the majestic lion which really is the highlight of the cemetery.
The Egyptian styled entrance to Abney Park - only I used it as an exit onto Stoke Newington High Street.
I then got on a bus to the Geffrye Museum which is dedicated to exhibitions of home life. I have been here numerous times but wanted to see the display of Christmas decorations over the past 400 years.
The exhibition was pretty packed being a Sunday but it was interesting. There was also an exhibition of photos of a modern teenager's room. I think it would have been more interesting to see a teenager's room over the last 50 decades or so!!!
Then I got a bus to New Street and then the tube to Balham. I invaded the pound shop there to get some supplies. I love the pound shop!
Back here to a delicious ready meal. (and I'm not being sarcastic - it was really good) A great day avoiding the Christmas madness of central London!