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St. James's Park

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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
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+44 300 061 2350
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5:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Heart of london.......

St James's Park is at the heart of ceremonial London. It is the setting for spectacular pageants, like Trooping the Colour, and is surrounded by some of the country's most famous... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

St James's Park is at the heart of ceremonial London. It is the setting for spectacular pageants, like Trooping the Colour, and is surrounded by some of the country's most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, fun, photography, great park..........

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't really plan the day, just started to walk with an idea of direction. The park was so peaceful and full of birds of all kinds. The animals where so friendly - it was exiting

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit in the summer. Has nice green gardens and a lake. Unfortunately not good for the winter

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Been through the many times and always enjoy the lovely walk. Nice to see so many enjoying the rare winter sunshine, a visit here is a must.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw plenty of various ducks, birds and other animals. It is so sweet to see them confident and not ashamed of our presence. Nice café in the center of the park. A lot of various trees and flowers : marvellous !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The daffs are out for Spring in St James's Park at the moment. Very busy with tourists but when isn't it? The spring flowers make some lovely photographs and the park is beautifully maintained. Plenty of birds on the lake and the atmosphere is a lovely escape from the noise of the city. Always good to visit and a short... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for a stroll through the park in the evening, and I absolutely loved it. There were so many squirrels and birds, got some fantastic pictures - I even saw a squirrel eat nuts out of someones hand. Very relaxing, beautiful, and peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked through St James on two different days with different weather. The scenery is beautiful, well kept gardens, clean, toilets available (need 20p piece), cafe's, birds, ducks and swans to admire among woodland creatures. We also viewed locals enjoying cycling, walking and yoga groups through the park. The park was well lit and safe night and day perfect for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

St James is a small park but located to the side of the Palace so a great location. There is a small coffee stall but also shops on the other side to get snacks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed in nearby Mayfair and had the chance to stroll through the park when walking to Big Ben, the palace, Trafalgar Square, etc. Beautiful ponds and trees and flowers, even in a mild January. Also just the place to just take a nice mindless stroll to soak in all of London and the people. Main walks can be a... More 

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