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St. James's Park

Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England (Westminster)
Phone Number: 0300 061 2350
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The lake me dears! Man made it may be, but it is beautiful and a complete tour takes little time but is quite exhilarating and if one needs refreshments, there is a great restaurant/bar on the Mall side of the park. Worth going just to walk and enjoy the view which is a stone's throw from Buckingham Palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Who doesn't like to play with the squirrels? Beautiful park, clean, with benches and shades to read your favorite book. Love it

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This is a small park in comparison to Hyde Park. When we visited it was very busy but we did find somewhere to sit - on the grass. There is a cafe to get refreshments, but I think it could do with some seats/benches for people especially if it;s been raining previously for people to get in the green space... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the weight off your feet and take in the surrounding skyline. Great Kids playground and facilities! Always important!!! Dry times, warm times take a picnic or pick something up and enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I like this place however if you are from Africa like be be ready sometimes to get hay fever which I did not realize is the thing itching my eyes till a British born friend who was with me told me. I was glad to attend Queens Diamond Jubilee , with gun shots, Ferries passing at the Thames River. Waaaaw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I often take the time to wander through this park when walking into the West End from Victoria Station. Terrific lake with all sorts of wildfowl and don't miss the pelicans which are usually at the Horse Guards end. Was lucky once last summer when saw one up close near to the lakeside path. There are well-looked-after flower beds with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Out little ones love the ducks and a picnic in the park. When the flowers come out take a blanket or rent a chair in one of the parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

A beautiful and fulfilling experience in the heart of London! A relaxing and peaceful place with opportunity to interact with a variety of wild life, inc. those on the pond Highly recommended

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

The park is beautifully landscaped, with the most fantastic views of Buckingham Palace and the Foreign Office from the bridge over the pond. Elsewhere there is open green space for lounging, paths for walking, squirrels to torment and be tormented by, waterfowl in abundance, all within easy striking distance of Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly, Victoria, Knightsbridge, and of course St James.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

This was so nice to see. All the green and the wild animals around, it was such a contrast to the scenery here in California with all the lush foliage and lakes. It is so beautiful during the early morning and the fog is lifting in the winter. You can see all the behind the scenes for the different palaces... More 

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