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St. James's Park

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Address: Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
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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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Absolutely lovely place to have a picnic

After the crowds gathered around Buckingham Palace this is an oasis of green. My husband and I were delighted to spend an hour eating our lunch and watching the waterfowl... read more

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After the crowds gathered around Buckingham Palace this is an oasis of green. My husband and I were delighted to spend an hour eating our lunch and watching the waterfowl, listening to the birds (and the laughter of plenty of children) and relishing in the beauty of this jewel of a park

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
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We were only in London for a 9 hour layover, so we tried to see as much as we could as quick as we could. Walking through this park, instead of along the roads was a very nice break.

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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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very relaxing visit to the park- so muchto see and very peaceful place. Lots of wildlife . Highly recommended

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Walked from the Palace through the park towards Whitehall and we were not disappointed. A beautiful green, clean space with lakes, wildlife and Diana memorial walk. We very much enjoyed this park. There are places to relax, play and small stands for snacks & drinks.

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we passed the Buckingham Palace and went for a walk through the park, it was very recreational and relaxing

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Oasis of peace near the palace. Would be ideal for a lazy day or for a walk or cycle. Can cut across from the palace to Westminster.

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Ontario, Canada
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Well maintained, and busy park. Very clean, lots of birds, and almost just as many tourists. Nice shortcut to take when seeing the sights.

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This may not be the largest of the Royal Parks but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in its beauty. The wldfowl and birds are a main attraction and include a variety of different species of ducks, geese, moorhens, coots, pelican and more.

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This has to be my favorite green space. Lovely grounds. Very peaceful. A nice way to enjoy the afternoon sitting on a park bench with an ice cream.

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A great place to take a walk and see flowers birds and the Pelicans. Before you know it, you're at Buckingham Palace. Because of the warm weather last week, it was very busy.

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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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