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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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5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

This 90-acre park, the oldest Royal Park in London, features a large...

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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Great for a quiet walk

It is a nice and green park, as most of the parks of London. It is quiet and large, so you can spend some time here without someone bumping into you. Has a beautiful lake and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed today
Monica S
Iasi, Romania

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Iasi, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

It is a nice and green park, as most of the parks of London. It is quiet and large, so you can spend some time here without someone bumping into you. Has a beautiful lake and various birds spend time there.

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

ST James park has beautiful garden...lots of birds, squirrels. Park ways are very clean and maintained well.

1 Thank MRUNAL P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Born & bred Londoner so been here quite a few times over the years but this was 1st time for ages. Walked from Buckingham palace after changing of the guard towards horse guards parade. Very busy as it was a Saturday but lovely stroll past pond & wildlife.

Thank Preston88
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After going to Buckingham Palace, decided to walk through St James to the city center. It was one of the most beautiful parks I've ever seen. Lots of birds, green lawns, ponds and the cityscape beyond is lovely. In warmer weather, would spend much more time here.

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Raigad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place, but often packed with Crowd. Mainly because it it closer to Buckingham palace and is small in size.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely park in London to go for a nice walk. It breaks up the monotony of buildings and roads nicely.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had an amazing time in the park with my 4 year old son. It was sunny and a perfect sunday. We looked at the squirrels, went to to playground, ate ice cream, walked alongside the water, looked at all the different birds. If you are in London you must take the time just to walk around and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place to walk about and get some good views of Buckingham Palace. The ponds contain a lot of birds. Nice trails. NO BIKES allows.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take some nuts when you visit the park as the squirrels are very curious and tame. They run up your legs and gently take the nuts from your hand. I know some people call them vermin but they are a part of our nature and cute.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone knows of Hyde Park and Regents Park, yet St James is just as good and in a fantastic location to go other places, e.g. Piccadilly, Horse Guard Parade, Houses of parliament, etc.

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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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