Postman's Park

 
 
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King Edward Street, City, London EC4M 7DQ 
 

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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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Acts of bravery, memorials, peace and tranquility, quiet contemplation.

 

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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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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  35% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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The Rookery Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £120  30% off
Peters Lane, EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Grange St Paul's Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  27% off
10 Godliman Street, EC4V | 7 minutes from Postman's Park
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 13 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 15 minutes from Postman's Park
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 23 minutes from Postman's Park
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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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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London > Attractions > Museums
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Shopping > Markets
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London > Shopping > Clothing
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
91 Cowcross Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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London > Restaurants > French restaurants
57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Education > Professional Training
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London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from Postman's Park
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
71 Long Lane, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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115 Charterhouse Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 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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Vinoteca
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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The Longroom
London > Nightlife > Bars
18-20 St. John Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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London > Business > Venue Hire
87 Bartholomew Close, Barbican, City, London EC1A | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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Haberdashers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
18 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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Aldermanbury Square, Moorgate, City, London EC2V | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2014 

Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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Museum of London 1 minute walk from Postman's Park

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