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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 #30 of 1,112 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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This peaceful and beautiful park extended a perfect visit to the Palace and it's Queen's Gardens. We were there on a sunny mid-September day and the reflections on the water and view back to the palace were stunning. So nice for a peaceful break from hyperactive London. Keep calm!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I really wanted to go here to see the pelicans and hadn't realised just how beautiful the rest of the park was. It was a lovely autumn day so the park was busy with people and animals. The squirrels are so tame they will eat out of your hand, as will the swans, ducks and geese. There are so many... More

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67 reviews 67 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

St James Park is a great place to spend time without it really costing anything. If the weather is good you can just wander through the park enjoying looking at the flowers and fountains, and feeding not only the ducks and swans but also the squirrels. The squirrels are very used to people and will come right up to you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Its not as big and crowded as others (Like Hyde Park) but its great . The squirrels are very charming.

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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

A magnificent Park, a beautiful stroll to the Buckingham Palace. Then from the Palace, afternoon tea with the Squirrels. We had a couple of beer and a sandwich in the cafe Inn The Park, very nice, very reasonable. Totally enjoyed the wild Fowl and the Squirrels, away from the hustle. Then off to House Guards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyable and beautiful even in September. The squirrels were very friendly :) and came easily to ask for food. We regretted that we had none. You could see also some ducks and swans. Many benches to sit and relax. I look foward to my next visit.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Really nice walk through the gardens, we found a place to rest a while and have lunch. Also a great place to see the squirrels around the benches always looking for some food left by the tourists.

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Oxnard, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 NEW

A great thing about London is there is a lot to see in a relatively small area. We had just visited the Household Calvary Museum and Horse Guards Parade ceremony. Just across the street is St. James' Park which in turn leads to Buckingham Palace. The park is a cool refuge with lovely water features. It has informative signs concerning... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It was nice to walk through St. James's Park away from the hustle and bustle that is London. There is plenty of bird life and squirrels to keep you amused as you stroll along. A very beautiful park to relax in.

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Haifa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited this park at sunset when the sky and lake were painted in astonishing shades of pink and purple. Amazing views in all directions, beautiful birds & friendly squirrels.

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