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Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden, London

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4.7/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
Surround yourself with history and a calming garden at Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden. Although bombed out in World War II, the 12th-century church grounds were converted into a lovely garden teeming with green walkways, native vegetation, and old trees. Step away from the heart of London into the gardens, and admire the remains of the church--including a steeple designed by Christopher Wren at the turn of the 18th century. Look for a plant called winter's bark, whose vitamin C-rich leaves used to be consumed to prevent scurvy. Pack a picnic to get the most from this peaceful setting. Add Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London tour planner.
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  • Everything is so quite. You don't feel like talking. Not because it is a religious place but just because it is so tranquil. And the fountain is hypnotic. 
  • Discovered thanks to a review. A short walk from Monument. A garden with a variety of plants within one asked semi destroyed. a place that conveys peace and serenity in a bustling city like London.
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  • Having seen St Dunstans on Harry Harris secrets of WW2 TV series, I have wanted to visit for a while now. After arriving in London we took the few hours we had spare to explore the local area, and loo...  read more »
  • A private corner in the city of London. A quiet enclave set in a destroyed parish. The City of London look down the face of destruction many times over. The Great Fire. The Blitz. St Dunstan-in-the-East is a reminder of those dark times of war and destruction. Destroyed at the Blitz, it was never rebuilt after the war. Today, it’s been turned into a heritage park. St Dunstan-in-the-East was actually built during Medieval times but repaired after the Great Fire, with the addition of the steeple and tower, designed by Christopher Wren. Only these additions survived the Blitz.
  • we always stop by here walking from london bridge to the tower of london. it's a beautiful place to check out right in the middle of the city. it's definitely more beautiful in the summer when everything is green.
  • A charming and impactful City garden, if you time it right and avoid the lunch crowd this is a peaceful and tranquil place.
  • This is my favourite place in London. It's a quiet and serene inside, despite being extremely busy outside
  • This is a small piece of nirvana in the centre of a very busy business district within the City of London. The church was originally built around the 12th Century. Then it got partially destroyed in the Great Fire of London. To make matters worse it then got really hammered during the 2nd World War and was then converted in to a garden. The City of London rose to the challenge and have been really good about the restoration and looking after the whole site. It has now been designated a Grade I listed site. The planting and the beds are really extraordinary and the whole layout has been most thoughtfully done. I love the small details like the sundial on one of the walls and one sign stating 'This Fig - tree was given and planted on St. Patrick's day 1937 by Sir Ewan Spice DL to commemorate the crowning of King George VI' If you are ever over this way get a sandwich and a tea/coffee take time and sit down and enjoy the serenity and the peace of St. Dunstan in the East Church Garden.
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