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!
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.
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.
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).
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