Take a moment to relax in St Dunstan in the East

London, Greater London

Relax in the grounds of this historic church, and enjoy the gardens growing through the ruins.

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The Church of St Dunstan was originally built around 1100 and is a Grade I listed building.

In 1391 a new south aisle was added and in 1666 it was severely damaged by the Great Fire of London. Rather than being completely rebuilt it was patched up - a steeple and tower was added in 1695-1701 by Sir Christopher Wren. The Church was again severely damaged in the Blitz of 1941 but Wren’s tower and steeple survived.

During the re-organisation of the Anglican Church after World War II it was decided not to rebuild St Dunstan, and today it is a secluded and atmospheric City garden for all to enjoy. Those with green fingers will appreciate the range of plants wending their way around the ruins: the walls and majestic windows have been draped and decorated over time with Virginia Creeper, Ornamental Vine and Vitis Coignetiae.

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