St Dunstan-in-the-East, Monument

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Built within the ruins of a former church, the story of St Dunstan is similar to that of Christchurch Greyfriars. Built in 1100, the building was also damaged by the Great Fire of London and afterwards repaired and given a tower by Sir Christopher Wren. After, once again, being severely damaged in the Blitz of 1941, it was decided not to rebuild the church, but instead to turn it into a public garden. The secluded garden is located between Monument and Tower Hill and is now a popular lunch spot for Londoners.