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St. James's Park

Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England (Mayfair / St James's / Piccadilly / Green Park )
Phone Number: 44 020 7930 1793
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Ranked #11 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This 90-acre park, the oldest Royal Park in London, features a large...
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Type: Parks, Outdoors
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

bring along your lunch box, get a mat, and you can spend your whole afternoon here, with ducks and birds by the pond, beautiful grassland, cute kids playing around you. It is a peaceful place good for breaking out in the middle of the city. As a tourist, I love this place very much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Quite and nice little park inside the heart of the city. Many squirrels if you bring food (be aware if you are not a big fan of squirrels).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I've been here a few times. But taking someone new is always great. Try pick a day which isn't raining, as although there is nothing as such to do inside the park. Strolling slowing along the footpaths and taking frequent pit stops on the benches is really relaxing and peaceful. The squirrels will love you. They are timid, but if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

St James park is one of my favorites. Great scenery and conveniently located. The only downside is there are some cafes with outside seating (you'd think great) but folks please clean up that birds mess on the tables and chairs it's really not nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I loved the swans, pelicans and squirrels which were roaming free in the park. Such a lovely place. Would have been better in the summer (I visited during the winter, but it was still great)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Summer or winter I often try to find time to walk in this park when I'm in the area. It is so peaceful yet full of life. There are places to grab a coffee or snack and plenty of benches to sit back and admire the activity on the pond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

it's a very small park but i had a great time laughing at the ducks/pelicans/etc waddling around and being silly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We visited this Park when we were in London in March. It is quite large and lovely. It has innumerous birds and ducks swimming and flying around. It has a small lake with two islands and the park itself presents many memorable photo opportunities. Like many of the parks in London it is well maintained and quite lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For a bit of peace and quiet while in London pop into St James's Park and enjoy the lake, the park and the wonderful wildlife/plant life. The Park is a fantastic place to go to take a stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It has a small lake with two islands, West Island and Duck Island,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Spread over 57 acres and located adjacent to Buckingham palace, St James parks most endearing feature it the large ornamental lake, which is absolutely stacked with poultry including swans, geese, ducks, waterfowl and various other birds. I would recommend people purchase a loaf of bread from a local convenience store (ie tesco, etc) and bring it to feed these animals,... More 

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