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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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05:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 00:00
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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Another great Park...

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

By far the best and most beautiful park in London. Lovely views and lots of ducks, swans etc. Really is a lovely place for a stroll and in the summer a little picnic . Is a little gem !

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is the perfect spot where to take a break from the chaotic city centre. It is a short walk from Buckingham Palace, Westminster and St. Jame's Palace, there is a beautiful lake with a wide range of bird life, including Pelicans. Very relaxing place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful trees, tons of birds and ducks, great leisurely walking trails, perfect stroll from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace - this place is peaceful and a great place to people-watch.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always a lovely place to walk and get fresh air in the Centre of London. The scenic way to get from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Great this time of year seeing the squirrels dashing about looking for foods, lots of different species of geese and ducks and of course the pelicans!

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A nice park to visit if you want to eat a picnic or sit and enjoy a break from the crowds. Its well looked after and near to many known locations such as Buckingham palace.

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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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