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St. James's Park

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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“buckingham palace” (2,233 reviews)
“bird life” (125 reviews)
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Hours Today: 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed yesterday

We sat for an hour basking in the beautiful sun watching the wildlife and enjoying a hot cup of tea. Love st James park and listening to the music from the horse guards parade was great too.

Thank Tulah77
Reviewed 2 days ago

Good all round park something for everyone. You can feed the squirrels too! The queue for the cafe a bit long.

1  Thank LisaPRollypin
Reviewed 2 days ago

Tranquil place to enjoy a walk and take in teh natural beauty of the park amidst the busy city......

1  Thank Jenny-Jetset
Reviewed 2 days ago

And it's free as the British sure love their parks. Nice stroll from the Churchill War Rooms over to the Horse Guards, on over to Buckingham Palace.

1  Thank 216TimG
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After the change of gaurds we sneeked into this beautiful park. The park is very well maintained with lot of pigeons, squirrels and geese/ducks playing or I should say mingling with visitors. You can sit down and unwind, play or just read a book .....More

1  Thank TravelnShutterbug
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the serenity right in the heart of the city. The place is quite safe during the day. If you have some bread or seeds to feed the birds or the squirrels you will have a great time.

1  Thank polygnosi
Reviewed 3 days ago

I always enjoy coming here. A beautiful park surrounded by stunning historical buildings. Stop for a cup of tea in the pavilion, or simply laze in a deckchair in watch the birds.

Thank AntoniaTrip
Reviewed 3 days ago

St James's Park got the vote as a place to visit for the grandchildren Ito feed the ducks! Well many children and adults of the tourist variety enjoy this place however the geese are the ones that get the food and attention, along with the...More

1  Thank Ozzietyke1
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked through St. James Park after viewing Westminster Abby. The park was beautiful and we enjoyed spending part of the afternoon there. Very pleasant.

1  Thank ATravelerMidwest
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lucky enough to visit on a Sunny Monday afternoon. We timed our visit watch the Pelicans being fed at 14.30 ....what a treat. All the wild life is very human friendly....so hand feeding the squirrels is common place....though not encouraged....lots of signs about. We thought...More

1  Thank PuppyLRH
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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Sukanya R
16 November 2017|
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Response from Tea B | Reviewed this property |
Not really, you'll have to get closer to get a good view.
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.