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St. James's Park

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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Phone Number: +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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A chance to slip back into history

I used to run through St James's Park in the early '70s as a student and it has been a favourite spot ever since. I love walking over the bridge and looking at the skyline... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I used to run through St James's Park in the early '70s as a student and it has been a favourite spot ever since. I love walking over the bridge and looking at the skyline, unchanged for almost 300 years until the London Eye popped into view. The view up to Buckingham Palace form the south western corner is beautiful... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyable small park near Buckingham Palace. A walk throuhg the park allows to take a break from the noise and traffic of the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

St James' Park is right next to Buckingham Palace and is worth the visit. It is really scenic and nice, lightly crowded, and you'll find people of all ages and shapes roaming throughout this park. If you happen to be in the area, I say check it out :)

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Park with great location: you see from there London eye, Big ben and few steps to Buckingham palace. And animals like to be fed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I waked around St James' park after work with my camera, very nice and a good place to take photographs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Without a doubt, is the most beautiful park I have seen in a long time. It is a must visit if you are going to London. I cannot wait to return.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to spend part of the afternoon in a peaceful location. There is a lot of foul in the ponds and the views from the bridge are great. It is the perfect way to get from Buckington Palace to Westminster Abby. Skip the taxi, grab an ice cream and enjoy the park.

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Province of Fermo, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Are you looking for a place where to rest in peace in London? This is what you're looking for, a very peaceful park and lovely place.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful park a few too many pigeons. Lovely to see the squirrels and other birds though. Well worth walking threw on you way back from Buckingham palace

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Steps from Trafalgar Square this park is a pleasant place to relax. Waterfowl, ponds and footpaths to forget the bustle of the metropolis. There are panels giving info on the history and the species of birds often seen on the ponds.

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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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