Bakers Hall is just down the road from the ruins of the church of St Dunstan in the East. Another of Christopher Wren’s beautiful churches, St Dunstan’s suffered extensive damage during the blitz, which left only its exterior walls and the tower standing. It has since been restored as a stunning urban garden, an oasis of calm and beauty, right in the heart of the city, and a 60-second walk from Bakers Hall. The walls and restored tower now stand within a carefully constructed landscape; cobbled walkways, pristine lawns and meticulously planted beds and trees contrast with climbing plants which twine through the gothic arches which once held stained-glass windows, to create a unique fusion of art, design, nature.

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A sketch of St Dunstan’s c.1891 (l) and the interior of the church today (r)

St Dunstan in the East is on St Dunstan’s Hill, London EC3R 5DD, which runs between Great Tower Street and Lower Thames Street (View on Google Maps). For more information about arranging your wedding photography at St Dunstan’s Church, please contact the City of London Corporation’s City Gardens office at parks.gardens@cityoflondon.gov.uk, or on 020 7374 4127.

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Nature and design combine with dramatic effect in the urban garden

If you have yet to arrange a photographer for your wedding, we have no hesitation in recommending to you the services of Graham Lacdao, who has done some marvellous work for us in the past, including the photos in our galleries. Graham is a London-based photographer with over ten years’ experience producing gorgeous pictures of all kinds of events, from civic occasions to private celebrations, architecture to trade shows. to see more of his work, please explore our site further or view a portfolio of Graham’s other work here.