Almost in the shade of St Paul’s Cathedral sits Postman’s Park, a park dedicated to those who gave their life trying to save that of another’s. It began life in 1900 with four plaques detailing the lives of four of these selfless people.
It now contains 54 plaques as a memorial to self-sacrifice. The 53rd plaque was laid in 1931 and curiously, the 54th and final was laid in 2009. With 66 empty spaces, there’s room for 66 more heroes who met a tragic end whist trying to save another tragedy.
Visit here for quiet refection among the otherwise busyness of central London.