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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 #25 of 1,084 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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London, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

At James' park is wonderful. The gardens are kept very well with impressive flowers most of the year. The lake in the middle is pretty. The views of Buckingham palace are good. I enjoy sitting in the park at lunch time or after work. It's lovely to have such a green area in Central London. Definitely worth visiting if you're... More

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Aurora
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking park---a close second to my favorite: Hyde Park. Londoners know how to craft a gorgeous space--landscaping is perfection. Fountains, flowers, ducks and swans---truly beautiful setting. Visit Buckingham Palace and then stroll through St James. You won't be disappointed!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

an amazing place to relax and think about your life and the meaning of life. or even read or write a book.

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Colorado
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful park. It's the Queen's private park, so it has low fencing around the perimeter- no walking through it, but lots of swans and other birds all over the park to see from the fences. There is a beautiful fountain, sculptured bushes and beautiful flower beds.

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Boulder, Colorado
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I just have to say that this was one of the prettiest parks that I have ever been to. Beautiful flower gardens and a large lake filled with every imaginable water fowl you could think of swimming around. Was a 5 minute walk to our hotel.

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Melbourne Aussie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

It was a warm afternoon and my wife and I decided to walk back to our hotel in Pimlico from shopping in Oxford Street (no mean feat). We have never walked through St James Park before and it was quite an eye-opener. There is a great place to get drinks and food and sit on a deck near the lake... More

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Carshalton Beeches
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

St James`s Park is an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of London all around it. The lake with fountains makes it feel lovely and cool on a hot day. There is a little play park for young children at the Buckingham Palace end. Also a pleasant cafe near the lake

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

In the summer, when London is packed with tourists, there are very few places where the crowds abate. St Name's Park is a quiet(er), green space between Westminster and Buckingham Palace. There are stands to buy a drink or ice cream, and a pond to enjoy. Stand on the bridge and see Buckinhzm Palace in one direction, and Horse Guards... More

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

One of the best parks in London. Im surprised at how well it is kept for being in the centre of London.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

St. James' Park is a very nice, quiet, refuge in the middle of London, right beside Buckingham Palace and close to parliament and other attractions. It's a lovely place for a break and to people watch. However, sometimes those people are engaged in some strange activities - unusual choreographed dance movements, lovers who can't afford a room for a couple... More

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