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Reviewed today

Be sure to take a stroll through when visiting Buckingham Palace. Lovely gardens and water features. My favorite times are early in the AM when the tourists are missing.

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Reviewed today

St James Park is Royal. So are the birds. The swans, black, white and baby grays. As are the pelicans and the large variety of ducks. Probably London’s most serene main park. Exit Green Park tube and stroll thru the park to buckingham palace. See the changing of the guards and then stroll through St James park to Horseguards and find the Churchill War Rooms. Then off to Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament.

Thank Abundance S
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Reviewed today

Enjoyed a walk here on route to Buckingham Palace, great array of wildlife to look at close up, love St James's Park

Thank Nicholas B
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Reviewed today

Whilst visiting London we decided to visit some of the parks. This is extensive with plenty to see including specific gardens and of course the diana fountain. Although plenty of people were there, it is never crowded so you can get some peace and tranquility amongst all of the hustle and bustle.

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed yesterday

Charming place near Buckingham Palace. Thought through, well maintained and clean. Home for countless birds (including black swans and cormorants) and squirrels "bonding" with humans in exchange for food.

The park is nice during every season (hundreds of daffodils and blooming trees in the spring). It offers very nice views from bridge - Buckingham Palace from one side and Horse Guards and London Eye from the other.

Great place for a walk or to catch a breath on your way through the city attractions.

It is fairly crowded though especially during summer, weekends which is not a huge surprise having it's location.

Thank Minik75
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Reviewed yesterday

I love strolling through the park during my lunch break. There is always something different to see - an amazing array of wildfowl, the pelicans being fed, squirrels burying nuts, the views across the lake are inspirational and you may be lucky enough to catch one of the exhibitions that pop up occasionally.

Thank HillsRCC
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful park a stones throw from Buckingham Palace with plenty of coffee and snack cabins and clean facilities. At the opposite end of the park to the Palace you have big Ben and Westminster and the war cabinet, downing Street and so much history you can also enjoy the guards museum next door to the Palace. Make sure you wear comfy shoes.

Thank carrieandgary
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You can’t miss it, it’s literally right in front of the palace. We went on a beautiful sunny day and the willow trees falling into the water painted the perfect picture. There’s quite a bit of wildlife and they do interact with tourists, meaning if you have food you will be mugged by a squirrel of pigeon. You will hear every language you can imagine as tourists and locals alike convene at this park to sit and watch the swans go by.

1  Thank littlehighlittlelow
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

St. James's Park is a wonderful place. There are at least 30 different species of animals, mainly birds inhabiting the lake and the surrounding area. The vegetation is also diverse and beautiful, you can find most plants typical of England. If you are afraid of birds, don't go there. The animals are really friendly and come close to you, some people seemed to hate that. You can also feed most ducks and the cute little squirrels but please only do so if you have proper food for them. People feeding vinegar crisps to the animals really upset me. If you want good food for them, buy a pack of unsalted peanuts in an off licence, you will see the whole pack go in 10 minutes. For those who don't enjoy the crowds around the animals, there are less frequented parts of the park.

1  Thank 959noemil
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just besides the Buckingham Palace. St. James Park is very beautiful and peaceful. Escape into the natural green surroundings, sit, take a stroll and watch the birds and squirrels.

A fountain in the middle of the park. A very nice place to spend some quiet time!!!

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