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“Moving”
Review of Watts' Memorial

Watts' Memorial
Ranked #720 of 1,842 things to do in London
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.

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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 Museum of London.

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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 idea of art as a tool for social change. The tiles were designed by William De Morgan, the most prominent designer of its time. This is a moving and heartbreaking place, a hidden gem in the city, located in a peaceful park.

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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 using the park for this purpose in someway devalue it. The plaques are unique, and the stories as moving. I'm sure Watts would be glad that his memorial has survived and people are still interested.

Thank Margaret E
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