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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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  • So glad we took time to visit this little haven. So touching in all the hustle and bustle that is modern London. We took time to read each tribute - many are simply heartbreaking - and to be thankful ...  more »
  • We were at the Museum of London and past St Paul's cathedral, thus the pass well to stop by this small park, since it is located in between. It is as if the place has stood still: the tall trees, the tiny spring water and the benches, in which experienced a little as an extra large back yard, and not really a park. What makes it very special is the memory boards of extraordinary heroic deeds-people who have sacrificed themselves for others to live ... And as if it also (sadly) belongs in the bygone era. But touching is it, to read them.
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  • The main attraction of this small park is a series of plates where they remember heroic deeds performed by ordinary people. Stop reading them is really touching and evocative, it is worth having if you are in the area of St. Paul's.
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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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