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St. James's Park

#11 of 1,530 things to do in London
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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number:
+44 300 061 2350
Today
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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Many things to do when traveling, but things that make it fun, when surprisingly you find what makes it simple and memorable.

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Malang
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many things to do when traveling, but things that make it fun, when surprisingly you find what makes it simple and memorable.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed walking through the park on our way from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace and then on to Green Park Tube stop. There are gorgeous views along the way and lots of squirrels and ducks to watch. There's a nice children's playground down the Buckingham Palace end and if you're lucky you might see some of the guards on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice place and promenade. So british ! Not to long and very interesting. In summer you may rent a chair. Kiosque with drinks and ice cream.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful park with lots of wildlife. Nice people doing all kinds of activities, cool atmosphere!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is between Churchill's war room and the Buckingham palace. Is good to walk by, relax, see the swans.

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

For me it's the most romantic and amazing of all London Parks. Every time I go back I think the same: "this is my favourite". The lake, the swams, I don't know it's like a magic experience. If in London, please, visit you won't be disappointed. In the springtime or summer even better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice walk with people, birds, museums and the present day elegance of Westminister. Horses, guards and historic buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place to walk around and a relaxing part of London to just stroll through you may even encounter some squirrels as well as the ducks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful parks in Europe, definitely! Free animals run around you: squirrels, ducks etc. Always remember to bring a peanut box with you, you will have an amazing experience and wonderful pictures!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the places which you must visit as part of London Tour. Especially during sunny days and when park is crowded with many people, cyclist, pets, relaxing and enjoining in park's beauty between City rounds.

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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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