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Tucked away within Postmans Park (separate review), this is a memorial to those who died helping... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Lissel A
Brisbane, Australia
Never seen a memorial like it

First memorial I've seen like this, dedicated to the average joe and their selfless acts. Quiet... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Hastings, United Kingdom
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2 King Edward Street | Postman's Park, London EC1A 1HQ, England
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

Tucked away within Postmans Park (separate review), this is a memorial to those who died helping others (a range of plaques give brief stories of each). Reading the stories is a touching way to remind yourself how transient life can be, but how important it...More

Thank Lissel A
Reviewed May 3, 2018

First memorial I've seen like this, dedicated to the average joe and their selfless acts. Quiet little spot to sit and reflect. Loved reading the many tiles.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed January 10, 2018

We read about Watts' Memorial through a guide book of "hidden" London sights, and we really enjoyed exploring the wall of plaques and reading about the acts of heroism by everyday citizens. The memorial is tucked away in Postman's Park and easy to walk by,...More

Thank dunadan
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

A monument fitted to the side of St Bartholomew's Hospital to remember the peasants revolt and the suffering both to those who gave their life and the problems of the time.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed August 19, 2017

You don't need long to see this lovely place. Great if you wandering the sights to pop in, have a mini-picnic and a quiet sit down and contemplate the wonderful tiles reflecting those brace people hitherto unheralded. A little gem!

Thank TimStretton
Reviewed June 8, 2017

This is a public monument in Postman's Park. The monument consist of a short stretch of wall on which is affixed fifty-four memorial tablets commemorating sixty-two individuals, each of whom lost their life while attempting to save another. Ordinary people who died saving the lives...More

Thank nellielim
Reviewed May 21, 2017

We came across this memorial wall in the Postman's Park. It consists of tiled plaques detail acts of self-sacrifice to save the lives of others. Ordinary people losing their lives in acts of great bravery - very moving.

Thank Taxidevil
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

This tiny gem is just opposite the main entrance to St Bartholomew's hospital. There's a good half hour of interesting and moving reading on the memorial...all devoted to people who gave their lives to save others. Call in. Very near to my other favourite The...More

Thank Welovesunandsnow
Reviewed September 28, 2016

George Frederic Watts’s Memorial to Heroic Self Sacrifice is a unique and moving memorial to ordinary people who died saving the lives of other people. It was opened in 1900 by one of the most popular painters and sculptors in England who believed in the...More

Thank Borzov
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful, understated experience. The plaques comemorate acts of ordinary people's self sacrifice. Well worth a visit. Easy to find near the London Museum and free of cost. Take a sarnie, peruse the plaques and absorb the peace of this little gem.

Thank Alison H
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