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Postman's Park, London

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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.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.
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  • If you have 20 mins to spare and are near St. Pauls, then this is a place to go if you are interested in history. In the garden is a memorial wall with a number of tiled stories of heroes and notable ...  more »
  • We found Postman's Park on our quest to find Watt's Memorial, and enjoyed both "attractions" quite a bit. The Park itself is the converted former church (grave) yard of the nearby church, that has bee...  more »
  • It has memorials of people who died trying to help someone else. The park includes the burial ground of two churches that were combined in 17th century. The park was opened in 1880 and is pretty large...  more »
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  • Heard of this place many years ago on a podcast and have always wanted to check it out. It is a nice little park tucked away from all the major sites but we'll with a look. It's a slightly somber place to go but also uplifting to know that a place like this is in existence
  • It is a cute and small little hideaway but it has plaques full of people that died carrying out heroic acts. So touching and moving. It restores your faith in humanity!!
  • Peaceful park with nice looking flowers and plants. Plenty of seats and a lot to see and read. Look behind you. Surprise!!.
  • Lovely peaceful small park area. A haven amongst the hustle and bustle.
  • Nicely kept, quiet park. Japanese maples and goldfish. Nice grass to sit on. Feels like a secret place. Good for couples.

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