Postman's Park London – A Park for Reflection

relaxing
Relaxing

"Postman's Park" London is a peaceful park that carries a history with it serving as a memorial to the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice...

There are many moments in Londoners' lives where we get very annoyed at the little things: people who stand on the left rather than the right of escalators for example (very annoying). However spending a few minutes in Postman's Park with the Watts Memorial will make any cynical Londoner re-evaluate the important things in life.

Unveiled at the beginning of the 20th century, the Watts Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is a haunting collection of ceramic tablets commemorating those people who sacrificed their lives for others. Along with the names of the heroes, the plaques record the stories of how they sacrificed themselves - often for total strangers. Some people drowned to save others, while others perished by fire or were trampled by runaway horses.  

The park itself is quite small and easily overlooked by tourists rushing to St. Paul's or the London Wall. Personally, I think spending a half hour for reflection here will have more impact than many tourist destinations London can offer.

About this spot

Little Britain and King Edward Street

08:30 - dusk daily

£

free

There’s so much more to discover

Discover more in London

Barnsbury Wood – London’s smallest nature reserve

Barnsbury Wood is enjoyed by Londoners all year round, but it is at its most glorious in the summer months when the trees are drenched in golden sunlight.

relaxing
Relaxing

By

Madeline

Gowers

Swingers London – Boozy indoor crazy golf

"Swingers London" London is a crazy indoors golf course with a bar and lots of street food-style eateries. Tip: get a few cocktails at the bar beforehand.

bars
Bars
relaxing
Relaxing

By

Ellie

Swain

The Barbican Cinema – Arthouse selection

"The Barbican Cinema" in London's Barbican Centre is definitely underrated. What makes it great for me is the impeccable selection of films & the building.

cinema
Cinema

By

Kamla

Pillay

Master Wei Xi'An – Master of noodles

"Master Wei Xi'An" in London is a restaurant that, at first sight, seems almost too good to be true. My personal favorite are the cold Liangpi noodles...

restaurants
Restaurants

By

Kamla

Pillay

Village Underground – Iconic east London venue

"Village Underground" isn't just the epitome of East London: its electronic club events are legendary and the whole environment is frankly captivating...

arts&culture
Art & culture
music
Music
theater
Theaters

By

Mark

Meyer

Scandinavian Kitchen – Viking helmets optional

"Scandinavian Kitchen" London: a cosy café & shop for Nordic goodies & coffee. I find that the smorgasbord combination dishes are the best deals for lunch.

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
snacks
Snacks

By

Peter

Hoffer

The Hermits Cave – The pub lover's pub

The Hermit’s Cave is the kind of place the pub lovers ‘pop down for a quick one’ before dinner, a gentle spot for a gentle relationship with alcohol...

bars
Bars

By

Harry

Thompson

Naroon – Authentic Persian food

Everything I’ve tried in this restaurant is delicious and plentiful. I love the bread, the dips and I can guarantee that their saffron rice is to die for!

coffee&tea
Coffee & tea
restaurants
Restaurants

By

Angelina

Ivanova

The Prince of Wales – Boule and birdsong, anyone?

Inside, the bar is a welcoming, tightly-packed vibe with old-fashioned, old-world decor with gorgeous bare wood surfaces & countless pictures on the walls.

bars
Bars

By

Harry

Thompson

William Morris Gallery – Arts and crafts everywhere

The "William Morris Gallery" in London is the house-museum of the great designer, poet, craftsman and social activist. It still feels lived in to this day!

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Andrew

Bright

Leighton House – An architectural masterpiece

The domed Arab Hall – a glittering chamber inspired by the inside of the Castello della Zisa in Palermo – is what most visitors come for.

arts&culture
Art & culture

By

Madeline

Gowers

Tottenham Green Market – Tasty produce

"Tottenham Green Market" in London is a tiny food & drinks market that shows up every Sunday. One of my favorite things there is the Greek Souvlaki stall!

shopping
Shopping
snacks
Snacks

By

Kamla

Pillay

Try our app and know your way!

Our Spotters' Local Favorites Only. Skip the Tourist Traps.

Find Nearby Spots and Navigate with Ease

Save Your Favorites and See Them on the Map

Get more with the Spotted by Locals app

Only local favorites. No tourist highlights.

Find spots nearby and use the map to locate them

Save favorites and show them on the map

Our local team in London

Get to know our Spotters from London

As featured on:

Subscribe now and get 3 days of free access!

Be ahead of the crowd and join our newsletter.​

first_name *
email *

By subscribing you agree with our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy.

Unlock local hidden gems

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consect sit dolor sit amet lamet. Lorem ipsum sit.