Postman's Park, London
Postman's Park is a park in central London, a short distance north of St Paul's Cathedral. Bordered by Little Britain, Aldersgate Street, St. Martin's Le Grand, King Edward Street, and the site of the former headquarters of the General Post Office (GPO), it is one of the largest parks in the City of London, the walled city which gives its name to modern London.A visit to Postman's Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London attractions planner to plot your vacation.
Postman's Park opened in 1880 on the site of the former churchyard and burial ground of St Botolph's Aldersgate church and expanded over the next 20 years to incorporate the adjacent burial grounds of Christ Church Greyfriars and St Leonard, Foster Lane, together with the site of housing demolished during the widening of Little Britain in 1880; the ownership of the last location became the subject of a lengthy dispute between the church authorities, the General Post Office, the Treasury, and the City Parochial Foundation. A shortage of space for burials in London meant that corpses were often laid on the ground and covered over with soil, thus elevating the park above the streets which surround it.
Postman's Park Reviews
I have wanted to see Postman's Park since I caught a glimpse of it in the film "Closer" and did some research about it. This lovely little park is not easy to find - my husband and I were so close, pu... more »
How have I never been here before? It is a lovely peaceful park in the city of London, verdant grass and lots of shrubs. Very calm when we visited late Sunday afternoon. Come in May to see the "handke... more »
Lovely little park. Visited it as part of a tour 'the old atmospheric' your in London. The park has a memorial to self-sacrificing individuals who died whilst saving other's lives. Very touching and moving. Pity it's not still being updated; last plaque was in 2007.
Postman's Park is a public garden in London with a very special place because it contains the Watts's Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice, or just the Watt's Memorial. The memorial commemorates ordinary people who died saving the lives of others. Who might otherwise have been forgotten simply because their deeds can seem trivial in comparison with the grand scheme of life. Visit and pay your respects to the everyday heroes of Postman's Park.
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