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St. Dunstan's Hill, London, England
City of London
+44 20 7374 4127
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Joe N
Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank ranjanapathak
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful gardens planted in the remains of an old church, it is an ideal place to disconnect far from the madding crowd of the City ☺

Thank Ana A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This small garden is one of my favourite finds in the city. The arches and ruins look especially beautiful in the summer with the sun shining through. It’s a lovely place to pass through and enjoy the calm and quiet.

Thank Vacationer73558
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful calm spot tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city of London. It was a church before it was destroyed in WWII bombings. Now it is a lovely garden. We enjoyed a few minutes of calm here on our...More

Thank roaming_kiwi58
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful surroundings... if only I hadn’t chosen a Saturday when someone was having a wedding celebration/ceremony or something to completely fill it with people... nice for them but restricting and awkward for me... Gonna have to come back another day... maybe a weekday! I can...More

Thank 1mitra
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This church was almost completely destroyed in the Blitz and has been converted into a superb City garden. There are lots of places to sit and enjoy the bird song. The planting has been very cleverly done to enhance the interest of the ruins and...More

Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This calm and tranquil haven is a stones throw away from the hussle and bustle of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. A bombed out relic with its beautiful windows and arches really was breathtaking. I have been to London many many times and...More

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“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
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!
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!
Balázs S
16 October 2017|
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