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St. James's Park

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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number: +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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Despite being in such a touristy area, still holds wonderful charm

I love walking through this park whenever I can. It's nice and compact so doesn't require a huge commitment and is a nice add-on if you're already there for Buckingham palace and... read more

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London, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love walking through this park whenever I can. It's nice and compact so doesn't require a huge commitment and is a nice add-on if you're already there for Buckingham palace and Trafalgar square. It's clean and kept up very nicely and if you're lucky you will see the pelicans! Also has a gorgeous view from the bridge over to... More 

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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a fabulous walk along the river through St James's park. There was loads of wildlife to watch, including ducks, squirells and pigeons. If you have half an hour spare and fancy a walk, this is the place to go.

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peters33
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far the best and most beautiful park in London. Lovely views and lots of ducks, swans etc. Really is a lovely place for a stroll and in the summer a little picnic . Is a little gem !

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is the perfect spot where to take a break from the chaotic city centre. It is a short walk from Buckingham Palace, Westminster and St. Jame's Palace, there is a beautiful lake with a wide range of bird life, including Pelicans. Very relaxing place.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful trees, tons of birds and ducks, great leisurely walking trails, perfect stroll from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace - this place is peaceful and a great place to people-watch.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a lovely place to walk and get fresh air in the Centre of London. The scenic way to get from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Great this time of year seeing the squirrels dashing about looking for foods, lots of different species of geese and ducks and of course the pelicans!

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice park to visit if you want to eat a picnic or sit and enjoy a break from the crowds. Its well looked after and near to many known locations such as Buckingham palace.

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

I used to run through St James's Park in the early '70s as a student and it has been a favourite spot ever since. I love walking over the bridge and looking at the skyline, unchanged for almost 300 years until the London Eye popped into view. The view up to Buckingham Palace form the south western corner is beautiful... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyable small park near Buckingham Palace. A walk throuhg the park allows to take a break from the noise and traffic of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

St James' Park is right next to Buckingham Palace and is worth the visit. It is really scenic and nice, lightly crowded, and you'll find people of all ages and shapes roaming throughout this park. If you happen to be in the area, I say check it out :)

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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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