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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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cIty wildlife more interesting than a London zoo. Love that the park is there, unfortunately it is not peacefull as crowds are everywhere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Dorota S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

cIty wildlife more interesting than a London zoo. Love that the park is there, unfortunately it is not peacefull as crowds are everywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely walk when you are heading to Buckingham Palace from Big Ben, House of Parliament etc. Past the Duck Island Cottage with its beautiful little garden then on to the Horse Guards and then Buck Palace. Lots of pigeons in the park as well.

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Thank Rhonda B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk through St. James's Park was lovely. There was lots to see and was a beautiful day. Would be very lovely for families with children as well to visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 299 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited on a Saturday. Weather wasn't great but there were still lots of tourists walking through the park. There are good views from the central bridge (the Blue Bridge) to the east, towards Horse Guards Parade - and to the west towards Buckingham Palace. Walking through the park you can see swans and pelicans - and if you are lucky... More 

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Thank James P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a nice sunny day or even on a cold crisp day there can be fewer things which are better to do than just to stroll through this great park.

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Thank Garry B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favourite park in London. It is beautiful at all seasons. Great spirit and extremely pleasant for walking all year around or reading a book on a bench in the summer.

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sheffield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was a lovely morning so we decided to walk through the park, mindful of the numerous joggers and tours that are in the park. The wildlife was plentiful and used to tourists, an extremely bold squirrel was virtually at my feet waiting for a treat. The scenery and lake just adds to the splendour of this park. A nice... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great park. I enjoyed it a lot even on the super rainy, cold day I was there. Filled with cute animals such as ducks, squirrels, birds, swans just roaming around freely. Bring some food for the animals. Great view of London Eye and the palace.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So pretty. Never been before and i loved it. So well kept and looked after. Will defo visit again :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to St James park with a loaf of bread and a bag of peanuts in the shell. Enjoyed it tremendously teasing the squirrels to come for their peanuts. Its amazing how attracted to peanuts they are. And the bread .... Feed the ducks and birds. You will be inundated with feathery animals as soon as you bring the bread... More 

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