St. Dunstan's in the East is tucked away in a side street between London Bridge and the Tower. There has been a church on this site since approximately 1100. The church experienced numerous vicissitudes during its existence, sometimes becoming almost derelict. In the Great Fire of London in 1666 the church was badly damaged but instead of being demolished and rebuilt it was patched up. Sir Christopher Wren, who designed the present day St Paul's Cathedral designed and had built the spire for this church at the end of the 1600s. In the early nineteenth century the fabric of the chuch was rebuilt in stone. In early 1941, during the London Blitz, the body of the church was destroyed leaving only the walls and the spire. The spire remains to this day as it was when Wren designed it (althugh it was clothed in plastic covered scaffolding when I visited, hence no picture). The scarred and blackened walls of the old church remain and now surround a tranquil area designated as a peace garden. It is a remarkably quiet place to be and the birdsong is a treat to hear instead of the bustle of traffic. Worth a visit if you're heading this way.