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Watts' Memorial

2 King Edward Street | Postman's Park, London EC1A 1HQ, England
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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 2 weeks ago
MrsBsTravels
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Hastings, United Kingdom
A Different Sort of Memorial

We read about Watts' Memorial through a guide book of "hidden" London sights, and we really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
dunadan
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Lynnwood, WA
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2 King Edward Street | Postman's Park, London EC1A 1HQ, England
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"self sacrifice"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 11 January 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
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Reviewed 8 October 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.

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Reviewed 20 August 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
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Reviewed 8 June 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
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Reviewed 21 May 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
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Reviewed 20 January 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
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Reviewed 29 September 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
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Reviewed 16 August 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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Reviewed 9 August 2016

I have visited often as for many years my husband worked opposite in King Edward Buildings. The memorial is in Postman's Park and was often used by the postmen to have a break and eat their lunch. So sad that other reviewers feel that workers...More

Thank Margaret E
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