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St. James's Park

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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number: 0300 061 2350
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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Nice park just in front of Buckingham palace

We strolled thru this city park on our way to Buckingham palace. The flowers and ponds were well kept and beautiful. Not a huge place, like Hyde park, it can be easily walked at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We strolled thru this city park on our way to Buckingham palace. The flowers and ponds were well kept and beautiful. Not a huge place, like Hyde park, it can be easily walked at a leisurely pace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

London has so many beautiful parks. I walked through this one after visiting Buckingham Palace. There were a lot of locals out enjoying the warm weather.

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Nice cafe 'Inn the park',bit pricey but welcome place to sit. Had a wander up both sides of lake,tame squirrels,parakeets and pelicans just two of the species of bird life. Well kept gardens. Rude toilet attendant,who shouted toilets were closed, near play area,and hygiene standards in food kiosk next door a bit suspect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Top notch park with a lot of good history. Visit if you love parks and want to relax in the middle of busy London

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I met a fried for a drink and sat over-looking the lake watching the swans and squirrels. You don't feel like you are sitting in the middle of London!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a gorgeous park in the middle of the city, lovely way to relax and reenergize. Lots of trees fro shade.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

On our way to Buckingham Palace, me and my wife walked thru St. James Park. The park is beautiful full of bright colorful flowers and majestic green trees. It's a very big park so it's easy to just spend hours there enjoying the beaut.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

strolled through here for my birthday weekend with my boyfriend in May, beautiful park and lots of things to look at, would recommend if nearby :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely spot in central London, with many of the capital's most famous buildings either adjoining of very nearby. It also offers benches to sit and picnic or just watch the world go by. Delightful place in summer or good weather.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you are on your way to Buckingham Palace or Trafalgar Square, it is well worth the extra time to take a stroll through this beautiful park. It is hard to believe this is in the centre of London, as it is peaceful and quiet. One of the nicest parks I have seen in London.

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Additional Information about St. James's Park

Address: Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number: 0300 061 2350
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 12:00 am

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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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