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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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Pretty Park

We walked through the park from Buckingham Palace on our way to Big Ben, Houses of Parliament. It is a very nice area. It was chilly out, however there were still tons of people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We walked through the park from Buckingham Palace on our way to Big Ben, Houses of Parliament. It is a very nice area. It was chilly out, however there were still tons of people taking walks, hanging out on the green reading a book, people with their dogs. Would love to go back in spring and summer.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I like this park, its stunning on a early misty morning and especially when you catch it when there are not many tourists about. almost a bit eerie but so lovely.

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Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Personally much better then Hyde Park although smaller. Nice to walk round the lake and onto the bridge. A lot of birds and pelicans also. Exactly in front of Buckingham Palace, so be sure to watch the change of the guards and St James Park together.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have visted this area several times both early and late in the day, the park always seems a million miles away of the rush of London

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Prescott, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed walking through the park, although we were there just a bit early to catch the spring beauty. Although the vista of the building surrounding the park would not have been able to be seen with the foliage in bloom. Loved seeing the swans and other various wildlife as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful park which is not too large to stroll through. I started at Buckingham Palace and walked my way to Big Ben's. It was nice and peaceful, a break from the busy tourist sights of London.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Never met such friendly squirrels, the kids loved it! They were taking nuts from our hands. A couple of places to stop and get refreshments

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely sunny day, basking on a bench beside the lake with picnic - doesn't come much better in central London. Plenty of waterfowl, herons, swans, geese, ducks, coots, the lot but missed the pelicans.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely park well maintained, with plenty of bird activity, blossom and bulbs getting into bloom this spring. The Inn on The park was excellent if not cheap, but good quality. A white bread ham and cheese sandwich was £4.90 and the muffin at £3.80, they were of nice taste and the cup of tea was £2.10 refreshed my pallet.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

I love this park, just off the Mall and with a view of Buckingham Palace at one end and the buildings of Horse Guards Parade at the other end. It is a delightful place to rest, next to the lake and all the wildlife it contains.

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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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