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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 #27 of 1,108 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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Huntington, Vermont
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant walk from one end up to Buckingham Palace. We saw pelicans, swans, geese, ducks and a zillion (!) pigeons. There is a lovely stream that runs through the middle of the park. If you want a nice walk, and to get away from the throngs of people near the London Eye, take the Westminster tube stop and walk... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite parks in London. Walking through is so therapeutic, and there are many other sites in the are to visit as well.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I am so proud to have this park in London, I have been coming here since I was a little girl and now I get to take my own children here. We always walk through the Whitehall entrance to stroke the horses, and take bread and nuts to feed the ducks and squirrels, great fun as they aren't shy at... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I've always loved St James. Most people prefer Green Park or Hyde Park, but St James is just as good, if not better. You still have everything around you that you need, and it's often not as crowded in the summer. Perfect to walk through in the winter too for a little romantic stroll

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I'm enjoying my visit to this park. the park is well maintained with a lot of bird and squirrel. no insect on the grass so you can enjoy to sit on the grass without mattres

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Novosibirsk, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I would suggest to take a picnic. Very beautiful park (As most parks in London are). I would have loved to spend at least half a day there if only I had enough time.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Our tour group was a bit fatigued when we arrived at the Mall on foot, having started the day in Paris, traveled to London on the Eurostar, and spent a good while touring the city by bus. We perked right up, however, when we crossed the Mall, passed through the Marlborough Gate and began to experience the delights of St.... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice walk where you got to see friendly squirrels and many birds including pelicans! When you cross the footbridge don't forget to look into the water where there are heaps of fish! The self service area of the restaurant (Inn the Park) served pretty tasty food including pulled pork burgers.

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Sitting in the english garden waiting for the sun, if the don´t come You get a tan from standing in the English rain

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The bridge provides a wonderful views in both directions. There are bathroom facilities, and a stand to buy snacks and coffee. Overall, a view nice park in a very nice part of London.

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