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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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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Run, run as fast as you can, St. James park is a bird wonderland.

I am a running enthusiast in California, addicted to running trails four to five times a week. My greatest fear leaving for London was that I would not find a quiet, place to let... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I am a running enthusiast in California, addicted to running trails four to five times a week. My greatest fear leaving for London was that I would not find a quiet, place to let go of my excessive energy. Although not a mountain trail, St. Jame's Park offers the quiet and solitude a soul runner like myself needs. I must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beautifully kept gardens. Safe and tranquil with brilliant views, loads of squirrels and birdlife. Lovely place for a romantic picnic or even a lunchtime nap away from the hustle and bustle.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed the wander around.great to have such lovely spaces in the middle of a major city. A great mixture of trees

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to spend your afternoon. Squirrels there are so much fun, they don't mind climbing up your leg to pick up a nut. Very exciting

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Incredibel! right in the middle of the heart of London you find a park and it is so peaceful and beautiful. The lake withall its flore and fauna in the middle of London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We walked through St.James Park between the Royal Horseguards Museum and Buckingham Palace. It was a very peasant walk with a large pond with ducks, even herons.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

St James's park is beautiful for a walk when you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you plan to visit buckingham palace and want a scenic route then a stroll through the park makes a welcome change from arriving by bus or tube. The grounds are beautiful. Well maintained and spotless. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Gorgeous grounds, multiple water fowl, a true haven in a very bustling city. This is a spectacular place for a picnic or stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a magnificent way to start the day and what a magnificent setting. The custodians have done a great job!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had lunch in St. James's Park. It was a partly cloudy/partly sunny day & we ate our lunch as we people watched & spotted various sites we had seen. It was very relaxing which was a welcome to us all.

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Additional Information about St. James's Park

Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number: 0300 061 2350
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Westminster
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 12:00 am

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If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
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