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Built originally for Henry VIII, this building still serves as a business center for royalty (Prince Charles has an office here)and includes the Court of James, where all new monarchs are proclaimed.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
London, England
St. James's
+44 20 7930 4832
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Compare to Buckingham palace, St. James palace is less attractive and much smaller in size. I was told it is a good place to watch changing guards.

Thank Staci C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St James's Palace is situated just off The Mall & very near to Green Park,St James's Park & Buckingham Palace. It is one of the many Royal Palaces in London & is not open to the public. I believe it used to be Prince's Charles,...More

1  Thank places2seeplaces2go
Reviewed May 16, 2018

Sadly, this historical palace built by Henry VIII is no longer open to the general public. We were also not present for the changing of the guards. We could only caught a glimpse of the palace through a side gated courtyard. There are apparently still...More

2  Thank Della G
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We were attending a D of E award ceremony which was brilliantly organised & it was thrilling to be ushered into the gates to stand in line under the watchful eye of the Guards. Inside the palace you walk through a few rooms before reaching...More

1  Thank Sarah C
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

This is THE place to come to see the whole spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. The procession starts here, before winding its way down The Mall to Buckingham Palace. Here you can get so close to the action and some great photos and...More

Thank Geemcee
Reviewed March 22, 2018

Really lovely day attending St James Palace for Duke of Edinburgh presentation. Beautiful building, warm welcome extended

1  Thank caravanholiday
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

We followed Rick Steves’ advice and stood on the sidewalk across from the courtyard to walk with the guards from this palace to Buckingham. We visited on a Sunday so we saw the horse guard change first at 10 then walked here to see the...More

3  Thank bdaygirl
Reviewed February 17, 2018

This is a great space to view - although not open to the public, is visible from the streets. Some great little pubs scatter around this palace which is an official royal residence, Prince Charles's house. It was built originally during the Tudor period, and...More

1  Thank Gail S
Reviewed December 30, 2017

This hidden gem of a palace is beyond reach, as it is not open to the public. It is located just next to the Mall and you can barely take a glimpse of it through the wall and vegetation.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

We called here for a presentation. All the staff and facilities were absolutely lovely. A great and special part of our nations history.

2  Thank olibot
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St. James's
Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII,
the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier
destination for high end craft and bespoke design.
Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which
indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the
establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during
a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s
Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing
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Kimmy C
March 6, 2017|
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Response from happytravellady | Reviewed this property |
Erm? Not sure what you mean? This is not a hotel- it is a royal palace!