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St. James's Park

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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number: 0300 061 2350
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: This 90-acre park, the oldest Royal Park in London, features a large lake...
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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One of our most favourite places to visit in London

St James Park is such a lovely place to visit. The swans ducks Pelicans and squirrels are a delight. The lake and fountains are so tranquil you could forget that you you in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

St James Park is such a lovely place to visit. The swans ducks Pelicans and squirrels are a delight. The lake and fountains are so tranquil you could forget that you you in the middle of very busy London. There is a well equipped park for younger children. There is a good cafe and ice cream vendor with lots to... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stunning St. James Park is a must do as right near Buckingham Palace and is a quiet reprieved from that area. Sit and watch the bird life or meander along the paths, it's picturesque.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Take a quiet time out strolling between Buckingham Palace and Parliament and Whitehall.Sit down, have a sandwich and feed the ducks and squirrels!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

How fortunate are we to have such a beautiful park in such a fantastic location that we can use free of charge whenever we like? It's a great place, quiet and relaxing, and in such a wonderful central location. There's not much to do there apart from stroll along, talk, eat, admire the waterfowl and watch the world go by,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful park near both Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park. It is a great place for a romantic stroll. It is definitely worth a visit when visiting London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We walked through the park on our whistle stop tour of London, waking from Buckingham palace to the Big Ben. The rain didn't dampen our spirits and the squirrels were as tame as ever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Such a beautifully kept park just a short walk away from Buckingham Palace. The surroundings are a lovely haven away from the hustle bustle of London. Its a great place to feed the ducks with the children or on your own and great views from the pond with lots of wildlife. I have been coming here since I was a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

You'll be inundated by crocuses, daffodils and other flowers. This park springs alive in the early spring and is located in a wonderful part of London. Definitely worth a nice pause on your sight seeing.

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely park to walk through, lots of wildlife and beautiful flowers to look at. Great to sit and eat lunch in.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you are a bit tired of shopping or sightseeing in the middle of London, this park is situated perfectly. Just 10 minutes from everything. Walking around the park takes very little time, and the pelicans are definitely worth a view. Then go to the centre of the park, say hello to a couple of squirrels, rent a deckchair and... More 

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