Postman's Park


This obscure pocket park is concealed in the City of London, a short walk north of St Paul's Cathedral and wedged between King Edward Street and St Martin's-le-Grand. Opened in 1880, on the site of the previous churchyard of St Botolph's Aldergate, extended throughout the following twenty years it gained its name on account of its popularity with labourers from the former General Post Office nearby. There are stone pathways, lawns, a sundial, and a little round pool and wellspring, Features of the lasting planting include the tree greeneries and a dove tree (Davidia involucrata) that looks awesome when in spring sprout. The recreation centre's primary element, nonetheless, is simply the emotive Memorial to Heroic Sacrifice raised by George Frederic Watts in 1990. It is made out of an arrangement of coated Doulton tablets, each celebrating a demonstration of courage embraced by an individual who passed away on sparing the life of another. The park centre was included in the honour-winning film Closer (2004) and remains an unassuming, quiet and enchanting spot in which to sit and appreciate the regular blossom shading that fills the beds.

Postman’s Park London,

26 King Edward Street,


Daily: 08:00 - 19:00 (closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day)

Admission: Free

Admission: Free