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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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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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The Most Beautiful Park in London

In my opinion this is the most beautiful park in Londos, despite is not the biggest. Also it does not seem to be crowded as others.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Sao Paulo
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Sao Paulo
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In my opinion this is the most beautiful park in Londos, despite is not the biggest. Also it does not seem to be crowded as others.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice park where you can relax after entire touring day. Unfortunately, beach chairs you can fin din there are not free of charge!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A lovely park indeed lots to see and explore. Perfect for couples aswell as families. Can have great picnics or strolls in the park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A mouthful of oxygen in the midst of a chaotic London and plenty of traffic. At the foot of the most magnificent monuments, there is this piece of paradise with lake trees, fountains and animals to admire. Beautiful meetings with the squirrels who come without fear of man. small but lovely gardens.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St James park has the amazing mix of office workers from the government and private offices, local families and the never ending tourists moving down pall mall and the park from Trafalgar or from the Palace ends. The guide books list the many historic features as there are very many to see but to me it is the fascinating mix... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous place to chill and relax. A bit of peace and tranquility in a very busy city. Love watching the pelicans and admiring the flower beds.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A real oasis in all the hustle and bustle of the West End. Have a relaxing stroll through the park after watching the changing of the guard. Watch and listen to the birds while having a relaxing cup of tea or coffee, and then carry on with your stroll.

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Palmdale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful park, usually quiet. Neautiful flowers and wildlife. Wonderul for a stroll for fresh air or great pictures!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This park connects Parliament and buckingham palace. Walk through the park to get a bit of relaxation. Sit by the lake and enjoy an ice cream

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This spring the cherry blossom in St James' Park was wonderful and, although more crowded at this time of year, I enjoyed a leisurely summer walk. I love the location of the park, so close to the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace and Whitehall. St James' park is full of birds in the trees and on the river. I just... More 

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Westminster
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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