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St. James's Park

#10 of 1 651 things to do in London Features Animals
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful park” (892 reviews)
“buckingham palace” (2 037 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely park to visit particularly if you pass through Horse Guards Parade. Stroll, eat your lunch but enjoy the birds, particularly the sight of the pelicans but do not feed them.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was our break from the city. A perfect escape from the rush. Anytime you go it is perfect. Only sounds of nature, like you are far away from the city.

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This park is good for all. The wildlife on the lake is fascinating to watch. Lots of takeaway cafes dotted around. Toilets 🚽 are 20p and are manned by cleaners but they are disgraceful ☹️. Dirty and smell

Thank Deonna H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful park with great views of Buckingham Palace. Nice to stroll through to get a break from the bustle of the streets around the area. Lovely flower beds.

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 2 days ago

A traditional English park with some wildlife (pelicans, ducks, squirrels) in a triangle made by the Old Admiralty building, HM Treasury and Buckingham palace. Enjoy a stroll or relax on a green grass to watch the people and admire the wildlife.

1  Thank Buba J
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked by Buckingham Palace and walked thru this park to go to Westminster Abbey. What a delightful stroll. Beautiful flowers, trees, ducks, waterway, and so clean. A nice break to take with all the touring in London.

1  Thank disneykathie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

St. James Park sprawls between Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament/ Whitehall. It's not as special as Stanley Park but cleaner than Central Park NYC. The park of St. James' is surrounded by a long sidewalk with a steady stream of tourists at all...More

1  Thank AnLily
Reviewed 4 days ago

I love using this Pa k when it is on my route anywhere. It is a genuine pleasure to walk along its well kept paths, crossing the bridge over the water, and watching the incumbent swans ignoring us. Probably not worth a major detour to...More

Thank andrewjameswarren
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A spacious and beautiful park. Lots of spaces to sit with lots of wildlife and flowers. Nice place to sit and have lunch as well as relax.

Thank Chloe B
Reviewed 5 days ago

London has a wealth of green space and St James's Park is one of my favourites. As the oldest of all the Royal Parks in London its 23 hectares is surrounded by Buckingham Palace and Whitehall and includes the iconic Horse Guards Parade and The...More

1  Thank missskybird
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
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1 May 2017|
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Response from weller_katrina | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Chelsea Physic Garden its a real one off a treat and you will be seeing some of the oldest plantings in the UK its a real hidden gem
20 April 2017|
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Response from deliay2016 | Reviewed this property |
Only recently they put Tulips in the park. Now is the season.
22 October 2015|
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Response from Hammilly | Reviewed this property |
Oh absolutely. London in the Autumn is stunning and St James' with its beautiful gardens and myriad of tree varieties will not disappoint. The explosion of autumnal colours will not disappoint I can assure you. Two things to... More