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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 must whenever I visit London. It is a very relaxing spot in such a great and busy city. I always take peanuts and bread to feed the squirrels, birds and ducks. Its fun... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must whenever I visit London. It is a very relaxing spot in such a great and busy city. I always take peanuts and bread to feed the squirrels, birds and ducks. Its fun feeding these creatures. The squirrels are amazing, how they grab the peanuts and run off to hide them. A really enjoyable time away from the crowds... More 

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Houston, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great on a clear day. Can't beat the park with its surrounding and scenery. Would definitely recommend on a summer or spring day. Worth a walk, especially for the view of the castle.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The St.James's Park is situated next to Buckingham Palace and is full of life.Ducks,squirrels and pelicans are all there to be discovered.If you love walking in nature you can always go.Take a coat with you as well.In the winter it's cold!

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Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very pretty park for a lovely stroll. Pretty stream with loads of birds, and old huge trees in this quiet park. Very picturesque! A small kiosk in the other end of the park.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Birds, squirrels and a super happy toddler! Great views, very walkable to so many other attractions, most importantly very very peaceful. Such an amazing time. Can't wait to go back there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

London never ceases to amaze me with the availability of beautiful parks. My wife and I walked here a few days ago and loved it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

London is famous for its parks and St James's Park has to be one of the best. The focal point is the lake in the centre and the birds that entertain as they cavort on the lake. When the weather is nice and the time allows I try to walk across the park from Victoria to Piccadilly and I am... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From St James Park you get a glimpse from the bridge of Buckingham Palace. It is a beautiful park with lots of tree, squirrels. It would be a great place to come in summer to laze around and read a book and watch the world pass you by. I think it would be a park for all season. It would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love walking through this park whenever I can. It's nice and compact so doesn't require a huge commitment and is a nice add-on if you're already there for Buckingham palace and Trafalgar square. It's clean and kept up very nicely and if you're lucky you will see the pelicans! Also has a gorgeous view from the bridge over to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a fabulous walk along the river through St James's park. There was loads of wildlife to watch, including ducks, squirells and pigeons. If you have half an hour spare and fancy a walk, this is the place to go.

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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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