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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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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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Beautiful park !

beautiful park with lots of places to relax. We dont have this parks in Slovakia. We really enjoyed it ! Hat down :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alexandra P
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Zvolen, Slovakia
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Zvolen, Slovakia
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

beautiful park with lots of places to relax. We dont have this parks in Slovakia. We really enjoyed it ! Hat down :)

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London, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful park with resident Pelicans. Lovely views of Buckingham Palace, great walks & right in heart of central London

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Thank Jan M
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Following a river trip to Grenwich and a visit to Trafalgar Sq I walked my 2 Grandchildren, Son, Daughter and my Partner back to get our home train via the Park. This is a route I walked many times with my Grandfather whom taught me a considerable amount about London, it's locations and its history. Being born and bred in... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a lovely walk through here with an ice cream with the children. Lots of places to sit. Plenty of places for a cool drink and a nice way to spend some time in the city.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful park in the middle of London, between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Well maintained. Pelicans are fed every afternoon. Toilets 20p per person. Kiosks are a bit expensive but that is normal for London. Cyclists have to walk which is great as the paths are busy. Children's play area at the opposite end to the Pelicans. Close to other... More 

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Thank Marion W
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love St James Park. We often visit on a Sunday morning when we're in the city as it's nice for some tranquility, especially when we're usually in London for boozy/foodie/shopping trips. This is a nice place to stroll around and enjoy the fresh air and the fantastic gardening which is very well maintained and it is so central and easy... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful beautiful park starting at Buckingham Palace and goes to horse barrack for guard from Palace. At 10 am you can see changing of the guard!!!! Churchill's bunker right there too ! Beautiful walk from the Taj hotel 👍🏼👍🏼

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Thank 103Lucena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is a lovely walk to do, its clean and well looked after. Its busy and a nice walk. We seen the ducks and squirrels.

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Thank Becca E
Leeds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This really is a must visit can spend all day or visited every day through out your hoilday you never get bored it's beautiful flowers and pound life also the views one for all the family from kids to grand parents some thing for ever one

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed a lovely picnic and a chance to rest our feet! Deckchairs are available. there is a bar/restaurant within the park and a cool drink was very welcome.

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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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