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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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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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We visited the park to relax and unwind several times during our week in London. Loved sitting and watching the mute and black swans with their babies. Quite a variety of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the park to relax and unwind several times during our week in London. Loved sitting and watching the mute and black swans with their babies. Quite a variety of waterfowl could be seen. It was clean and lovely. Very close to Buckingham Palace. We enjoyed walking around the lake as often as we could. One of my favorite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I love this park. In every season it shines, even in the rain. The flowers and ducks and squirrels are always entertaining as are the tourists. It is small enough to be easy to get around and near all the big attractions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Nice park, not much different than the other wonderful london parks. Never passed the beginning near the palace due to the cold and rainy day. Visit if you go to the palace but not if you are on a different part on London. Add a wonderful time feeding the pigeons and even spotted a squirrel. Can't say that on other... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's a beautiful park! I had to walk through it from the underground to get to Buckingham Palace and it's such a relaxing walk. There's a stand or two int he park selling refreshments which is handy! We were approached by people trying to sell roses and saying if we don't we'll be cursed, but it wasn't a bother. Right... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited here back in Sep 2009 when studying at QMUL, St. James's Park was part of the students' tour package. The black and golden gates mark the unique form of gates the Brits have. The fountain and resting areas were very relaxing and soothing; no loud noises and no pollutions! Fresh air and aroma from the flowers like those in... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I you had to imagine a perfect park this one would qualify. Just over the road from Buckingham Palace it's the place to retreat from the bustling crowds. A lovely English garden with the compulsory lake and plenty of shade.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's a lovely park but quite a lot of tourists are seen here now days. There are a bunch of funny squirels always looking for some food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We walked through the park on our way to Buckingham Palace, as it was very near to our hotel. Really pretty, lots of birds, ducks, etc. The only issue we encountered is that it was a bit windy, and we kept getting little bits of debris from trees in our eyes. Everyone was walking around rubbing at their eyes that... More 

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Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

It was such a wonderful stroll with lots of birds, ponds and flowers. There are benches to sit and read and it close to the main attractions like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. So after hitting those it's a nice place for peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a nice park to stroll. During weekends and holidays it can get very busy. The pond is very pretty and the trees as a backdrop is nice. The ducks, squirrels, and geese that live in the park are interesting to watch too. You can cross over to Green park and have a picnic lunch on the green.

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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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