Postman's Park  

 
 
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Postman's ParkBounded in by surrounding office buildings, Postman's Park's appeal lies in what it symbolises as much as how it looks. Located just north of St Paul's Cathedral, the garden is a peaceful and tranquil refuge in the midst of Londons bustling financial district. More than that though, the park contains hundreds of tributes to people who have made the ultimate sacrifice losing their lives to save others. The brainchild of painter and philanthropist G F Watts, the park's centrepiece is a sheltered wall, embossed with hand-lettered Royal Doulton tiles, each one commemorating amazing acts of bravery. Time taken reading each plaque (many of which have stunning Art Nouveau borders), following each tragic yet inspiring tale, is time well spent. Pop in for some quiet contemplation after visiting St Paul's or any of the City's other attractions. Incidentally, the park's unique name stems from the regular stream of postmen who used to visit the green space while on breaks from the General Post Office that bordered the south side of the garden.

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
St. Paul's Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Barbican Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
27 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Smithfield Central Market NCP
 
2 minutes walk
 
Barbican Centre 22 Legion
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Malmaison London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £50  33% off
18-21 Charterhouse Square, EC1M | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
Malmaison London has been stunningly converted into the finest boutique hotel in London. Right on the edge of trendy Clerkenwell and within the sound of bow ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £75  23% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Citadines London Barbican Apart-Hotel
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £80  39% off
7-21 Goswell Road, EC1M | 6 minutes from Postman's Park
Just North of the city, these well-appointed family apartments offer an idyllic little spot for parents with children. At the weekend, the city is a wonderfully ... More
 
 
 
 
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LA Fitness
London > Leisure > Fitness
20 Little Britain, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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Urban Golf
London > Leisure > Golf
12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it’s a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Wood Street, Barbican, City, London EC2Y | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
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Afternoon Tea In The Conservatory
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 12noon-4.30pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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LSO: The Hogboon
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 7pm-9.15pm
Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
The premiere of a new children's opera, The Hogboon by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies....More
 
 
 
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WetYourSelf!
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Sunday 26th June 2016 - 11pm-5.30am
Fabric, 77a Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Barbican Theatre
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Barbican The Pit
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
In the two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and the Pit - you can enjoy everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London
London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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St Bartholomew the Great
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
St Bartholomew the Great is a historic church founded in 1123 and the oldest parish church in the City of London. Features include the pre-Reformation octagonal ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Smithfield Market
London > Shopping > Markets
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
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Ted Baker & Friends
London > Shopping > Clothing
120 Cheapside, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
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Farm Collective
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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London Wall Bar & Kitchen
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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Club Gascon
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Postman's Park
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Amico Bio
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
44 Cloth Fair, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
Head chef Pasquale Amico and his two cousins bring to you the first vegetarian-organic-Italian restaurant in London. The menu at Amico Bio is 100% vegetarian-organic, with ... More
 
 
 
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Museum of London Access & Learning
London > Education > Evening Classes
London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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L'Atelier des Chefs St Paul's
London > Education > Cookery Courses
10 Foster Lane, City, London EC2V | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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Guildhall School Of Music And Drama
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Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M | Same location as Postman's Park
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20 Little Britain, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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The Old Red Cow
London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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Fox & Anchor
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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The Duke and Duchess
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2 - 3 Creed Lane, City, London EC4V | 6 minutes from Postman's Park
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
London > Nightlife > Bars
50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
London > Nightlife > Bars
130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Fabric
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
77a Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Butchers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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Plaisterers' Hall
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One London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 2 minutes from Postman's Park
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Haberdashers' Hall
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18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from Postman's Park

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Georgiana Houghton: Spirit Drawings
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Postman's Park

The first showing in 150 years of works by the Victorian medium who declared that her hand was guided by ...More

Utopia 2016
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2016 

Somerset House 6 minutes walk from Postman's Park

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text a host of contemporary artists present works inspired by the ...More

Confusion Of Tongues: Art And The Limits Of Language
Exhibitions | Until 17th July 2016 

The Courtauld Institute Of Art 6 minutes walk from Postman's Park

An art exhibition curated by MA students which seeks to explore the power of language....More

Sunday Assembly 3rd Birthday
Kids Events | Until 18th December 2016 

Conway Hall 10 minutes walk from Postman's Park

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Jeppe Hein: Appearing Rooms
Exhibitions | Until 18th September 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Postman's Park

Hein's interactive installation uses water jets to create spaces -or rooms- that disappear as quickly as they emerge....More

What You Need To Know: Wagner's Ring Cycle Part 1
Exhibitions | On 26th June 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Postman's Park

The second day of an in-depth course exploring Wagner's epic work....More

Gobsmacked!
Theatre | Until 17th July 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Postman's Park

From the producers of The Magnets and Soweto Gospel Choir comes Gobsmacked! the next-generation a cappella show. Featuring world class ...More

Power of Power
Power of Power
Exhibitions | Until 9th October 2016 

Southbank Centre 11 minutes walk from Postman's Park

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Theatre | Until 26th August 2016 

London Wonderground Spiegeltent 11 minutes walk from Postman's Park

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