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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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  • I have wanted to see Postman's Park since I caught a glimpse of it in the film "Closer" and did some research about it. This lovely little park is not easy to find - my husband and I were so close, pu...  more »
  • How have I never been here before? It is a lovely peaceful park in the city of London, verdant grass and lots of shrubs. Very calm when we visited late Sunday afternoon. Come in May to see the "handke...  more »
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  • A beautiful little park at the center of London. This park is dedicated to those unsung heroes who put their lives on the line to save others. People from all walks of life are honored here. There are some very old plaques as well as a few new ones. Ages are varied, from children to adults. It was heartbreaking reading the information on the plaques, especially when the soul lost was that of a child. The park is very clean and kept up. The noise of the traffic doesn't interfere with the serenity of the park. There are plenty of benches on which to sit and have a lunch. Wheelchair accessible.
  • A beautiful haven in a concrete jungle. You could walk past this place and never know its there. Google it and visit it. You won't be disappointed.
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