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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 #24 of 1,041 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
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

This is a small back between Westminster and 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace. Take the underground and walk through Green park towards it, or get off at Westminster and/or St James Park. There is water, flocks of birds and the very best view of Buckingham Palace through the trees for good photographs. A delightful walk for all ages, in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Situated in a beautiful area facing the Buckingham Palace with the Green Park on the other side and changing of Guard every day.

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Varazdin, Varazdinska, Croatia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Very beautiful park, lots of birds, some unusual, squirrels that eat from your hand and that is enough for me. There is also a lake , lots of flowers. Very beautiful to spend an afternoon or a lunch break at.

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The nicest park that I never saw. There is squirrels everywhere and some duck . A lot of nature in the city center. That's impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We were given directions from buckingham palace which would lead us to the Hard Rock Cafe, the park was beautiful very clean and so relaxing that we actual took a seat and rested for a while, this park also has the 'princess Diana memorial walk' which i thought was a lovely touch just being off Buckingham Palace.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Waling through St James's Park is always a pleasure, but if you get the chance on a nice sunny day, hire deck chairs and enjoy the atmosphere and views. A really nice place and right in the heart of Central London. Bucking Palace and Westminster only minutes away.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The flowers were in beautiful bloom even in mid-March! What a lovely park to sit, relax and enjoy the morning. A great spot to get away from the tourist noise for a few hours.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Having lived in London for the past 21 years, I've never actually ventured to this part of the city other than for business. So strolling through St James's park with my partner and her family was a nice experience. There are so many birds from pelicans to pigeons and an occasional squirrel all which seem happy to be fed by... More

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Sunny Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

By far the most beautiful of all the parks. Lovely and peaceful - well maintained and lovely and colourful in the spring.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled upon St. James's Park after walking through horse guards. You wouldn't believe you were in the centre of a London. Beautiful when in bloom, very peaceful after the mad crowds. Only downside not enough benches to sit and enjoy the views.

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