Finding Peace & Quiet in St. Dunstan-in-the-East

You know by now that I love quiet pockets in cities. St. Dunstan-in-the-East is one of those lovely quiet spots in central London that I will always revisit whenever I’m in town.

The last time I was in London, St. Dunstan-in-the-East was in beautiful form. There was a small group of people eating lunch on the benches, a few people quietly reading and a slightly annoying pair of girls taking 100s of photos in the exact same spot in the exact same pose. Whatever floats your boat I guess!

 

st dunstan in the east london

Regardless of these people, St. Dunstan-in-the-East was peaceful and bright, with the sun shining beautifully through the glassless windows and brightening the colourful autumnal leaves.

st dunstan in the east london

A little history of St. Dunstan-in-the-East

St. Dunstan-in-the-East is located on St. Dunstan’s hill about halfway between the Tower of London and London Bridge. It was built in about 1100 and greatly damaged by the Great Fire in 1666. It was patched up after the fire and Sir Christopher Wren added in the tower and steeple between 1695-1701. However, unlike most churches, St. Dunstan-in-the-East was bombed during the 1941 blitz in World War II. In 1967, it was permanently turned into a public garden.

st dunstan in the east london

Visiting St. Dunstan-in-the-East: Getting there and opening times

St. Dunstan-in-the-East’s address is St. Dunstans Hill EC3R 5DD.

It is accessible by the Circle and District Lines at Monument Station and is open every day, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, from 8am to 7pm or dusk (whichever is earlier).

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

st dunstan in the east london

Who else wants to go to St. Dunstan-in-the-East?

 

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    Tanja (the Red phone box travels)
    7 December 2017 at 12:14

    yes!!

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