Secret London: St Dunstan-in-the-East

St Dunstan in the East

As you may or may not know from reading my post about 12 things to do in London, one of the places I wanted to visit was a little church garden between Tower Hill and Monument called St Dunstan-in-the-East.

After the church was bombed during the Blitz in 1941 (didn’t realise this was gonna be a history lesson did ya?), all that’s left is the tower and steeple – the rest remains a shell of the church that used to stand there.

Now, with plants writhing through the former church windows and the main area being transformed into a garden, the ancient ruins of St Dunstan-in-the-East contrast so hugely with the modernity of the surrounding London City.

The nearest tube station is Monument, which is on the District and Circle line. I’d recommend walking around the Fenchurch Street and Cheapside areas too if you’re there. Let me know if you’ve been to St Dunstan-in-the-East – what did you think of it?

Christie x

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4 Comments

  1. January 18, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    This church looks sososo beautiful! I’d love to go there one day!

  2. January 30, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    What a beautiful spot to explore – I’ll definitely bookmark it for my next visit to the capital!
    If you like ruined churches, there’s one in Liverpool city centre too (known locally simply as the Bombed Out Church).

  3. February 15, 2017 / 3:00 pm

    A great place! London has so many hidden places!:)

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