Though the park opened in 1880, it was the seventeenth century burial ground for Christ Church, Newgate Street

Since 1900 it has been a national memorial to heroic ordinary Londoners who died in acts of bravery.

Many Londoners continue to visit it, especially during their lunch breaks on sunny days.

Read about other historic burial grounds across London.

You can visit Postman’s Park on the City walk.

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