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St. James's Park

#10 of 1,616 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
05:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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This is one of my most favourite parks in london

This park has a lot of red and grey squirrels in it and a nice childrens play area and if you walk through it you come to a bridge you can stand on or cross over it and if you... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park has a lot of red and grey squirrels in it and a nice childrens play area and if you walk through it you come to a bridge you can stand on or cross over it and if you keep on walking then you will reach Buckingham palace I had a pleasant walk through the park and i'm sure... More 

1 Thank hols256
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is really beautiful park, but can get easy overcrowded. Avoid it when is sunny and is bank holiday otherwise you will be not able to enjoy it fully.

1 Thank Dobromir S
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Strolling through this Park is very therapeutic! Identifying the varieties of different wildfowl is helped by reading the display boards. Of particularly spectacular are the Pelicans - if you're visiting between 2.30 & 3.00pm you might see them being fed near the Duck Island Cottage.

Thank MedEngland
Breukelen Ut
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We loved our time in St. Jame's Park. It has a very diverse landscape, with diversity in plants and birds. You can also eat/drink at places on the Park's grounds. Big body of water belongs to the park too.

1 Thank WorldTravelOne
Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park is beautiful and is full of people enjoying a stroll along the river. There are photo opportunity places everywhere. An ice cream booth is in the center of the park (maybe there are 2 but I can't remember).

1 Thank susan h
Canton, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well manicured. Kids friendly, beautiful water canal. Great place to have a beautiful walk in an evening. Lots of aquatic birds. Well laid and proper directions everywhere.

1 Thank vnarra63
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is located between Buckingham Palace, the Mall and Trafalgar Square. It's especially nice on a sunny day yo stop and relax exhausted feet and legs in the soft grass along many locals. Nice ponds and islands make the place very romantic and thanks to its size, it never seems too full.

1 Thank Matyas L
Oviedo, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our stroll through St. James's Park as we were walking to Buckingham Palace. It was a quiet, peaceful morning and it was very pretty. We visited during the winter, but even then it was still beautiful. I'm sure it must be very pretty during the summer. To the city of London's credit, the park was in very good... More 

1 Thank ssy24
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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We visited this beautiful park recently after a wonderful day out in London. We were exhausted but had enjoyed our day no end! We entered the park from Piccadilly Circus end and were met by stunning, flower filled borders - all well maintained. No litter anywhere - and the biggest wheelie bins for litter I'd ever seen - they obviously... More 

1 Thank NewForestLife
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful park, a nice level walk around the lake with views to die for, birds galore, wonderful flowers, photo opportunities.

1 Thank patricia8

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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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