St Dunstan in the East

London , England , United Kingdom

About St Dunstan in the East

The majestic ruins of the ancient church of St Dunstan-in-the-East represent one of London’s best hidden gems and now form the centre point of a pretty public garden.

First built around 1100AD, the church was severely damaged during the Great Fire of London in 1666 before being largely repaired and rebuilt. This 17th century construction included an impressive steeple designed by the famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.

Rebuilt again due to structural failures in the early 18th century, this scenic church was finally brought to ruin in the 20th century when it was largely destroyed during the Blitz. This time St Dunstan in the East was not reconstructed and instead the ruins form the boundaries of a picturesque public garden in the very heart of London.

An ideal place for a little peaceful relaxation and escape from the hustle and bustle, these hidden and secluded ruins are a real treat to discover.

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