The Park Dedicated To Everyday Heroes Who Died Saving Others


Postman’s Park is one of the few gardens you can find in the old City of London, but it’s not just a spot to sit and eat lunch. It’s also home to the touching Memorial To Heroic Self-Sacrifice. It contains 54 plaques, each dedicated to an ordinary person who did something most extraordinary — gave their life in an attempt to save someone else. Devised in 1887 by artist George Frederic Watts, it was first unveiled in 1900 with just four plaques installed. Additional plaques were added, with the 53rd tile being added in 1931. After a 78-year hiatus, another plaque was finally added in 2009. There are still 66 empty spaces for heroes.