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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 #27 of 1,098 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

By chance I came across this lovely park, it's opposite the Buckingham palace, I was very surprised to see the cute squirrel and wild ducks and birds so friendly with human beings, expecting to take a bite from people who are feeding them.they won't mind pose for pics...lovely walk out there. I really enjoyed.

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Walked through this Park and grabbed a cup of tea and coffee. Nice Park, friendly staff but beware if you want to sit in a deck chair it costs £1.60 per chair. Nice walk to Buckingham Palace

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very pleasant escape from the hustle and bustle (not to mention smell) of city life. St James Park is a lovely place to relax, unwind and do some people watching.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Have a walk through St James Park and think about whether you are in London or not. From the hustle and bustle of the manic London streets, step into this park and forget you are in London, It is peaceful, relaxing and quiet with gorgeous lush gardens and an array of flowers. Grass could do with more water (a little... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Lovely park. Nice walk through and across the Blue Bridge. Several large white pelicans on a rock, plus lots of coots, moorhens, ducks and geese.

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It was a comfortable walk. I don't think I would go back regularly but it want too bad. Although if you are just going for a quick jog it would be nice

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, peaceful park in the middle of London. A great place to picnic and unwind after a long day of "Touristing" or "Adventuring" as I like to call my travel experiences. As others have said, the best place is the bridge, where at dusk/night, you can look one way and see Buckingham Palace and turn around and see the Tower... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stayed in a hotel very close to this park so took a few strolls here. Very clean park and very peaceful. We bought a very reasonably priced cup of tea from one of the several vendors dotted around and sat watching the ducks. There is also a bar that serves alcoholic drinks next to the lake which looked very nice.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Break up your day sight seeing with a visit to St. James park! Right there in the middle of London with Buck palace, Horse Guards, Westminster and the Abbey, London eye all close by. If the sun is shining a picnic by the lake is great. You'll forget where you are!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

There was a very nice play area for children. The play area has a "children's only" restroom with adult restrooms 5 min away from the play area. There was also a concession stand near the play area. The rest of the park is nice if you want a scenic, peaceful walk where you might see squirrels, swans and more.

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