City of London: St Dunstan in the East

St Dustan-in-the-East

St Dustan-in-the-East

I came across this little church, St Dunstan in the East, whilst I was out wandering around the City of London. The church was badly damaged in the great fire of London and then patched up with the addition of a Steeple designed by Sir Christopher Wren.

IMG_2724Then it was damaged again during the second world war, leaving just Wren’s steeple and the North and South wall still standing.

This time it was decided not to rebuild it and instead it was made into a park, and it makes a lovely place to relax and take some time from the hustle and bustle.


I went on a weekday lunchtime, so it was filled with office workers eating their overpriced Pret a Manger sandwiches. If you go at a weekend it is normally deserted.


There is, by the way, a St Dustan in the West, situated in Fleet street.  That one fared a little better, receiving only minor damage in the blitz, and still stands today.

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