Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden, London

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Overview

If you're in the London Bridge area and looking for a place to relax from a big city hassle, then this is the place. Sit on one of the benches in the gardens of this church-in-ruin and enjoy your time. It is an old Roman ruined church located halfway between Tower Bridge and London bridge.

It is named for St Dunstan, a tenth-century monk. It is damaged by various past events concerning London like the Great Fire of London, World War II. During the Second World War, the church is largely damaged but later this destruction is converted into a garden. 

Why it is famous: -   Famous for its peaceful environment and lush greenery, it is a lovely garden located within the bombed-out remains of a church. Once you got there, it is like entering another dimension. It is so peaceful that you make relax or read a book. It's worth visiting. 

 

Timings

  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm
  • Sunday : 08:00 am to 07:00 pm

Timings are subject to change. You will be automatically booked into a time slot as part of the check out process. Please visit the official website to confirm the time slot before your visit.

 

How to Reach

  • By Cab : Cab facility is best suited if you wish to visit this place. Take a cab from anywhere from the city and visit here.
  • By Air : The nearest airport is London International Airport.
  • By Train : Train service is available. London Bridge Stations is less than 1 Km from away.
  • By Bus : Frequent Bus services are available. Bus no. 58, 330 to reach the closest.
  • By Water : No waterway option is available for reaching this place.
  • By Walk : It is located between London’s two most iconic heritage places. It takes just a 10 minutes’ walk from London Tower to reach the garden.

Things to do: - 

Garden Area: - The greenery that is spread everywhere in this garden, makes it a peaceful park to have lunch or just chat. It’s especially lovely for photoshoots. Amid the noise and bustle of the city, this garden among ruined churches will help you regenerate your body and soul for more sightseeing. There is a special plant found in winter. It is called winter's bark, which is rich in Vitamin C. You can simply take a leaf from the plant and consume it. It will save you from Vitamin C deficient disease “scurvy”.

Family Time: - It offers everything a family seeks when out on tour.  Pack your meal from the place of stay and some to this heaven with the whole family for a picnic. Perfect for relaxing a bit in the summer as there are lots of three here. The view is also aesthetically pleasing for all. A large area helps children being playful.

Ancient Church: - There is a nicely preserved church ruin here. When you will enter the spot, you will see the magnitude of the earliest church. It will also remind you of the damage caused by World War II. 

Shopping: - When you are near the Bridge area, then how can you miss shopping. Numbers of shops selling all types of items are near the location.

Address

Saint Dunstan in the East Church Garden, Dunstan's Hill, London, UK

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Nolan  Johnson
Nolan Johnson
08/30/2020 13:24
A 1000 year old church which got bombed in WW2. Its now a peaceful sanctuary amidst the hustle and bustle of the city
Lowkey Laiqah
Lowkey Laiqah
08/10/2020 04:36
Place looks better when there are much people Round. I was there around 5pm and it have many people there. All wanted to take pics and the place is very small. I wanted to take more pictures on my camera but couldn't since there was too may people in the way. I suggest you guys to go there in the mornings While the sun is out and shining. But really nice place for pictures. Saw a beautifull bride getting her pictures taken.
Tee Tong
Tee Tong
08/02/2020 02:29
A small, stunning, and tranquil garden tucked amongst low lying office blocks. It is artfully landscaped with lush flora and clouds of creeping ivy that drape over and add life to remnants of stuccoed walls where a church once stood. There's plenty of sitting spots and benches around the church garden and there's a tiny fountain in the central "courtyard" which is encircled by wooden benches. It is an extremely popular photo spot for fashion modeling and nature and architecture lovers alike.
Terri Swainsbury
Terri Swainsbury
08/20/2020 12:25
Absolutely love this church ruin. It is a quite haven in the busy, noisy city of London. Nice to just sit and soak up the atmosphere or meditate. Please go and visit
Chris Lockey
Chris Lockey
08/26/2020 23:04
Lovely but quite busy it is very picturesque

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FAQs

Some of them are the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, National Gallery, Westminster Abbey, Churchill War Rooms, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Billingsgate.
Within the distance of 1Km, there are approx. more than 100 restaurants to have all types of food. Some of the world-famous restaurants are Pret a Manger, Blacklock City, Maroush, Fenchurch, Darwin Brasserie, Sky Pod Bar. Etc.
There is also an old church and sometimes many events happen near it, so dress up sensibly. Put your phone/ camera in your hand because while sitting and taking rest, you may forget to pick it up. on hand and be ready for Photo Shoot. It is not advised to visit inside the garden in the late evening as it is open; chances of being bitten by any insects/snakes are high.
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