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St. James's Park

#10 of 1,650 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed today

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 yesterday 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 yesterday

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

Thank missskybird
Reviewed yesterday

It is a nice park to walk around, or if you are into jogging, a couple of laps improves the appetite for breakfast. The lake is lovely as is the greenery. A good idea to stroll around and get away from the hustle and bustle...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed yesterday

A very pretty park to be found at the bottom end of the Mall near Buckingham Palace - and a place of respite for locals and tourists alike where you can intertwine your rest or walk with a range of animals none of whom are...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you like ducks, come here. It is just a sanctuary in the middle of London for ducks and moorhens. Nice enough, and there is a cafe but we did not try it. Small enough to walk round in under 30 mins.

Thank basher33
Reviewed yesterday

We stopped at The Sandwich Shop on 19 Dacre Street, grabbed a couple of paninis and had a grand lunch in the park. Obviously a locals park. Very pretty.

Thank Norma M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great surprise to have a beautiful park in a city. It deserves a walk through if you are a first time or a many time visitor to London Good for 20 minutes to most of the afternoon

Thank skiNebraska
Reviewed yesterday

Just a couple of minutes from Trafalgar square and on the way to Buckingham palace we decided to stroll through this beautiful park. We had no idea that so many animal species were living there (swans , gooses, squirrels). People were relaxing on the grass...More

Thank ElliTravelTaste
Reviewed yesterday

We used it as a short cut to walk back to our Hotel, St. Ermin's, from the Berkeley Square/Mayfair area. Very peaceful & beautiful ... when crossing the walkway over the pond, turn one way to see Buckingham Palace then turn the other way to...More

Thank Amy C
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.
21 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