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St. Dunstan's Hill, London, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very impressed by this place and it’s well worth the trip to go see even on a rainy day. Nice quiet spot to read.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hevax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This delightful precious jewel is hidden away amongst a plethora of high buildings. It is a tranquil space of great beauty and enchantment. Approached from either Lower Thames Street or from the city it is hidden away. It has a beautiful central garden with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Endymion1821
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading an article with regards to the secret gardens around the world , I decided to pay a visit on my way to London this time. Upon googling its location , I am surprised to realise that ,with the Shard and sky garden are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DAN L
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Well it's free, which is a bonus in London, but is also very quiet, beautiful, spiritual & interesting. What it is is well-documented above, so suffice it to say that it's well worth a minor deviation, if you are in the area. Some unique shots...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TiggerSeaford
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

This quiet spot was recommended on someone’s Pinterest spot. I added it to our Freebie day to-do list. Took a little bit with the GPS To find it. Why? Because it is literally trapped between tall, modern buildings. But when you find this small area...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kendragirl
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a quiet oasis to eat lunch, read a book, pray or just sit and do nothing for a while in the City of London, this is your place. There are lots of places to sit, and it does get a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank inyongh743
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We felt deeply blessed today to visit this lovely garden as some children from a nearby school practiced "a bucket brigade." While we watched, youngsters re-enacted the "bucket brigade" children from the same school created to help save the church's tower after it was bombed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JoeNathan9249
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This gorgeous garden is built in the ruins of an old church of which most of the walls and the Christopher Wren built tower are all that remain. It is hidden just up the road from the Tower of London and is a perfect place...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place to relax or rest on way from St.Pauls cath. To the Tower... Great athmosphere. One of the most beautifull places in London.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank hangryhobbit
Reviewed 30 September 2018

You will find the Ruins of St. Dunstan-in-the-East in London, England: One of the few remaining casualties of the London Blitz. It is very close to the Tower of London on one side and London bridge on the other. This destroyed church has become an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Katie O
5 March 2018|
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Response from dalton1skiing | Reviewed this property |
I do recall stairs, but it depends which entrance you go to. I'm sure there is access, but you might need to go around the outside to access the upper and lower garden areas. Enjoy!
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Joanne G
11 January 2018|
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Response from KECournoyer | Reviewed this property |
St. Dunstan in the East is free to enter. The park closes at night, but it is 100% free to enter and to sit in with a good book and a cappucino!
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327bal_zss
16 October 2017|
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Response from sheepygold | Reviewed this property |
The advertised opening times are 8am to 7pm or dusk if earlier. As there are no staff based on this site and it is just a garden it may be either that the caretaker did not get round to closing it till later or it may be... More
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