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St. James's Park

#11 of 1,557 things to do in London
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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
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+44 300 061 2350
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Sun - Sat 05:00 - 00:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Private Tour: London Walking Tour
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London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park
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Royal London Walking Tour Including Changing of the Horse Guard Ceremony

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Lazy Days

Great place away from the hustle of the city, but not to far to walk. large open areas with lakes and wildlife. Great for people watching

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place away from the hustle of the city, but not to far to walk. large open areas with lakes and wildlife. Great for people watching

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked through St. James Park after visiting the Buckingham Palace. St. James is a real beautiful park. You find a lot of nice small lakes, flowers and animals. You can also take some nice pics from Buckingham from there.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I missed out on this park for years because it is so close to Hyde park that I bypassed it. My favourite moment was walking home after a lovely sunny day in the park as the sunset and taking in the views from the lakes bridge. Buckingham palace looked like a disney palace when obscured by trees. And london eye... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked the entire length of St James' Park and ended up in Horse Guard's Parade Ground. This is a really nice part of London and seemed to be fulll of many different types of people all relaxing and generally having a nice mooch around. We were alos blessed with really nice weather...which does obvioulsy help!!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a nice sunny day escape the hustle and bustle wander through the grounds of the park see the squirrels and ducks in the pond the lovely fragrant plants very relaxing

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We had a fabulous stroll through the park, and picnic lunch on a bright February day. Although we struggled to find an empty bench, we did enjoy the scenery and wildlife- didn't expect to see a range of birds from water waders to usual gulls and pigeons...and confident squirrels that would approach for food! A great place for people watching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of London (Westminster). It was a great place to enjoy nature on our way between other landmarks and sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit London we take a stroll through this beautiful, well kept park. The views and photo opportunities are endless and it's a delightful haven from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Refreshing and amazingly soothing place. Love to walk around the lake or just sit and laze.. a decent walk from the Trafalgar and lovely outing with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to stretch your legs and enjoy some green space in the city. Squirrels are fun to watch and will befriend you(albeit briefly) if you take some almonds with you.

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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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