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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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Club Quarters St Pauls Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £88  34% off
24 Ludgate Hill, EC4M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
This neat and simple hotel gets all the basics right. The prices are sensible, the rooms are simply and attractively decorated, there's a decent little bistro, ... More
 
 
 
Apex London Wall Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £133  42% off
7-9 Copthall Avenue, EC2R | 8 minutes from Postman's Park
In the heart of the financial district and close to the Bank of England, the newly opened Apex London Wall Hotel, is within walking distance of ... More
 
 
 
The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £285  42% off
49-50 St John's Square, EC1V | 8 minutes from Postman's Park
Located nearby to trendy neighbourbood Farringdon, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell has been affectionately named the Great Aunt of the original Zetter Hotel. Within the Georgian townhouse, ... More
 
 
 
 
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 13 minutes from Postman's Park
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Lincoln's Inn Fields
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Holborn, Holborn, London WC2A | 15 minutes from Postman's Park
The largest public square in London, Lincoln's Inn Fields has a rich and varied history. In 1683 it was the site of the public beheading of ... More
 
 
 
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The Garden at 120
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M | 16 minutes from Postman's Park
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12 Smithfield Street, City, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
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The Ned London, 27 Poultry, EC2R | 8 minutes from Postman's Park
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Puttshack Bank
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1 Poultry, Bank, EC2R | 8 minutes from Postman's Park
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Postman's Park, Silk Street, EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Postman's Park, Silk Street, EC2 | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Postman's Park, 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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Silk Street, City, London 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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Museum of London
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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
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Barbican - Curve Gallery
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Ground Level, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Smithfield Market
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West Smithfield, Clerkenwell, London EC1A | 4 minutes from Postman's Park
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Ted Baker & Friends
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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
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150 London Wall, City, London EC2Y | 1 minute from Postman's Park
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LINO
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90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A | 2 minutes from Postman's Park
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Club Gascon
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57 West Smithfield, City, London EC1A | 2 minutes from Postman's Park
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City Journalism
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 11 minutes from Postman's Park
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Career Energy
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4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 11 minutes from Postman's Park
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LSO St Luke's
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161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 11 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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The Old Red Cow
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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 Conductor
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1 Fleet Place, Farringdon, EC4M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Cocktail Trading Company Smithfield
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50-52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A | 3 minutes from Postman's Park
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Dirty Martini, St Paul's
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130 Wood St, City, London EC2V | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Simmons Farringdon
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105 Charterhouse Street, EC1M | 5 minutes from Postman's Park
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Butchers' Hall
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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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Duchess Theatre 19 minutes walk from Postman's Park

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