7 reviews of Postman's Park in English
I stumbled across this the other day. What a gorgeous little park in the heart of the city and of course with its famous heroic deeds memorial which featured in the movie Closer. I love finding gems like this in London.
One of those little gems which make this area of London so interesting. Although the park is small, it’s very well designed and is good for killing time and for eating your lunch on a rainy day. The tiled memorials sit under wooden arches, so there is shelter if you need it.
The tiles make moving reading, particularly those dedicated to children.
A lovely spot if you work nearby to just switch off, unwind and munch your sandwiches. It is a bit hidden away, I remember finding it years ago and then completely forgetting where it was or what it was called so I was surprised to see it in the film Closer and realised it was round the corner from where I was working at the time.
AnnieMoe did a great job of summarizing this beautiful, quiet spot, so I’ll just add my praise for it as well. I visit Postman’s Park often: every time I go, I find the good deeds (at the cost of their own lives) of ordinary people even more touching. There is also a nice church in the same park (St Botolph without Aldersgate): in fact, I believe the park may have at one time been the churchyard.
This park is definitely worth a visit (or two, or three, lol). It’s just north of St. Paul’s, and actually easier to find than you might think. Go north of Newgate on either St. Martin’s le Grand or on King Edward: the park is between the two streets.
This fab little park is hidden away near St Pauls and just off Little Britain (adpots Tom Baker voice "Britain, Britain, Britain").
The main feature is a wall of 34 decorative tiles, which record the heroic deeds of ordinary Londoners who lost their lives to save others. It was erected to mark Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee in 1887.
If you go and wonder why Postman's Park may look familar, it's because it was in the film "Closer" with Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman.
At the start of the film Jude Law's (he's an obituary writer at the time) and Natalie Portman's characters go for a walk in Postman's Park after he has helped her out in a road accident. Natalie Portman also takes on the name of one of the women on the plaques.
Anyway, Postman's Park is a nice hour or so's diversion if you are in the area or makes a good addition if you are going to visit St Paul's.
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