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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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A ROYAL PARK IF THERE EVER WAS ONE....

Plan part of your walking tour of London to include a leisurely stroll through Saint James' Park. Lovely ANY TIME of year, but Spring and Summer being particularly inspiring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Plan part of your walking tour of London to include a leisurely stroll through Saint James' Park. Lovely ANY TIME of year, but Spring and Summer being particularly inspiring with everything green.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Nice park in the center of the city with thousands of daffodils blooming. We walked around before we headed to see the Changing of the Guard at St. James's and Buckingham palaces. Very nice walk around the park.

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Ditchling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We took a leisurely stroll through St. James's Park on our way to the London Eye area. Enjoyed the animals, flower beds, squirrels, pelicans etc. Just a nice thing to do whilst in London and completely free !!

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FAIRFAX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

LOVED the gardens, the wide foot paths, and there were many runners, cyclists & walkers around just enjoying the scenery!

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

So pretty and peaceful. Loved people watching and resting from a day of touring. Would adventure here again for sure, and great location!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

In the heart of the city, just next door to Buckingham Palace, is St James's Park. It has: a small, but very nice playground for children; Beautiful flower gardens; squirrels; and stands selling deliciously unhealthy waffles. Take a break here before heading back into the madness of the city!

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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We stayed at the Ritz and the Park us right next door. In the Spring it's beautiful. Wonderful walkways, flowers, festive. Of course, THE Palace is right there also, so it's well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great for walking and at this season enjoying spring flowers and trees. Some good coffee stops around the lake

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

St James park is a good place to relax in the middle of the city. It has a tiny lake, with a lot of threes and a lot of benches to sit. It also have a lot of friendly squirrels that take food from your hand and are not afraid from you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

St. James' Park was my favorite because of it's size. Reminded me of the Public Gardens in Boston. Beautiful flowers and close proximity to Westminster area. See the little Gardener's Cottage!

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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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