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St. Dunstan in the East Church Garden, London

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Surround yourself with history and a calming garden at St. 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 St. Dunstan in the East Church Garden and other attractions to your London trip itinerary using our London tour planner.
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  • Although this isn't high up on the tourist attraction list, it's definitely one of the top recommendations I would make to someone visiting London. It is suitable for any age. The church was a result ...  more »
  • Saw this featured in an article of secret places in London. I love exploring so dragged a friend along one Saturday afternoon. The garden is breath taking, so well kept and so peaceful. Definitely wor...  more »
  • This is a lovely gem of a garden tucked away from a busy street. It isn't difficult to find if you know where you're going. I love that rather than tear down the shell of the church, they made it into...  more »
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  • Beautiful secret garden in the middle of central London. Me & my boyfriend took sandwich's and a coffee, and enjoyed our lunch peacefully in the gorgeous surroundings. This Church was turned into a garden when it was bombed in World War 2, it is well kept and has won many awards. It was extremely quiet (2 other small groups of visitors on a Saturday at 13:30), so the perfect place to relax outdoors after a busy morning of sight seeing!
  • This was such an amazing find! Beautiful small gardens inside the walls of a church ruin. Grass, benches and lovely plants explode out of the box to create a secret hideaway perfect in busy London. Such an interesting, unexpected view both inwards and outwards.
  • A great open, free space with a drenching of history. A great place to eat your lunch or to reflect.
  • Nice place for quiet contemplation. No cover in rain though and you don't need to spend hours here.
  • Serene place . Nice benches and old architecture. Have a good look around the plaques on the stonework are very interesting