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St. James's Park

Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
44 020 7930 1793
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Ranked #26 of 1,085 attractions in London
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Type: Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Just come home from St. James's Park, London, which is hosting a Street Gallery, a collection of evocative photographs by Michael St. Maur Sheil of World War I battlefield sites, called "Fields of Battle - Lands of Peace, 1914 - 1918". It is set outside in the park opposite Horse Guards. Not only are the pictures stunning, they're accompanied by... More

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Puchong, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Royal park that you do not want to miss, adjacent to the Buckingham Palace. Good for a stroll in the day time. Get some shades in summer.

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USA
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are short on time and can be in only one park in London, this should be it! It is small enough to walk around and its location near all the Central London landmarks make it very convenient. It is clean and well maintained as well. Really this should not be missed.

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We walked through this park as often as possible while staying in London. The bird pond was beautiful, and the park was just generally a great place to spend time. A nice calm place in the busy city.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This park is near the center of London surrounded by gvmnt buildings. As such it is very safe and has no character. It is filled with tourists and locals trying to get their natural sun tan. Make sure to try their 4.5 hot dogs (7.5 usd). They taste exactly like a 1-2 dollar hot dog in central park, NYC, except... More

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Shoreham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Like most of the parks in London, St James's Park is a gem and free - hooray! Take your leftover toast, croissants and rolls from breakfast and feed the ducks. You can go on to visit nearby Westminster Abbey and Horseguards Parade afterwards.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

England isn't known for its animals, but you will find lots of birds as you walk through the wonderful park with water, fountains, trails and peace. We walked from Westminster Abby area to Buckingham Palace through this delightful surprise. Enjoy the gardens and trees.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A pretty little park, peaceful & with lots of interesting bird life. Wonderful sitting on a seat, tucked away from the hustle bustle.

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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

London has some of the best parks I've been to in ages - and that includes Chicago, New York, and Paris, recently. St James park was simply the nicest of all of them. No matter which side of the pond you're on, the views are phenomenal. The gardens are beautiful, the benches are in the most picturesque spots, you can... More

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Grand Rapids
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

St. James Park is a beautiful park that allows you to catch your breath in the city of London. Take in one of the tree lined pathways and enjoy the many birds, ponds and park benches as you stroll through the park.

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