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St. James's Park

#11 of 1 552 things to do in London
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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
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+44 300 061 2350
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05:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This 90-acre park, the oldest Royal Park in London, features a large lake...

This 90-acre park, the oldest Royal Park in London, features a large lake that is a wildlife sanctuary for ducks, geese, swans and even pelicans.

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Such a lovely park

St James's Park really is a beautiful oasis in the heart of London. Approach from Horse Guards you have lovely views of Buckingham Palace. Come from the Palace you have views of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St James's Park really is a beautiful oasis in the heart of London. Approach from Horse Guards you have lovely views of Buckingham Palace. Come from the Palace you have views of Horse Guards. Both with that beautiful lake and parkland in between. I was surprised by the Pelicans that were sunning themselves by the lake, but there are more... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hit the park on a sunny day, always a pleasure hanging out with the ducks. I love this place and would highly recommend a wander through it then on to Green Park and if you have the time carry on to Hyde Park

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had walk through St.James park many times and every time I pass through I love the calm environment, the birds in the lake and the serenity... In fact I have finished a few books on a sunny day here... Like it .. really like it.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A lovely, clean and tidy park beside the Mall. Nice walk from Buckingham Palace to the Houses of Parliament.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

a must visit place, it costs nothing to take in these beautiful gardens, the lake and lovely flower beds whilst getting a spot of fresh air. There are lots of lovely birds to see and I have also seen a few squirrels recently. There is a lovely little park tucked away on Birdcage Walk (Buckingham Palace end) with a kiosk... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very nice British park with plenty of greenery, flowers, and fowl to make for a nice stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

One of London's well-known 'Green Spaces'. A pleasant place to walk or run through, or just to sit and watch the crowds. Its probably nicer in the earlier part of the day, before the crowds appear. Nice wildfowl on the lake but, like so many places, it is overpopulated with grey squirrels. Other unwelcome visitors, especially after heavy rain, can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing! St james park is amazing, my 5 year old grandson even fed the squirrel by hand!!! Amazing memories have been created yet again in London

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked through this park on our way back from Buckingham Palace. There is a small playpark at the top which lots of children enjoyed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well accessible within the heart of London. You won't miss it when visiting some iconic places of London. Quaint and cosy little place to also experience local culture. Nice photo stop too.

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Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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