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St. James's Park

#10 of 1,651 things to do in London Features Animals
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful park” (892 reviews)
“buckingham palace” (2,037 reviews)
“horse guards” (297 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful park to walk through connecting Big Ben/Parliament Bldg./Westminster Abbey with Buckingham Palace area.

Thank raylaw323
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Took a short cut through the park on the way to the Churchill museum didn't realise I'd see flamingos and pelicans along with so much other bird life also stopped at the cafe on the way back for a beer in the sun

Thank phillip r
Reviewed yesterday

Nice change of scenery, a walk from Buckingham palace to the horse guards through the park is definitely recommended, especially when the weather is good. Its a very nice park.

Thank Jdeolde
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park has a cafe on the grounds. It also has lots of beautiful flowers, swans, ducks and other small animals. It is a beautiful place to spend a few hours.

1  Thank LMG436
Reviewed 2 days ago

So lovely to wander through St. James's Park. From the colourful flowers to the lake and bird life, it is very relaxing and a good chance to escape the concrete jungle.

1  Thank Cladel20
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When I work in a busy environment it is so nice to walk through this park for fresh air and to recharge the batteries. To walk through this from Green Park tube station to the office makes me a better person first thing in the...More

Thank Hwesttravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always love the views from st james looking over Westminster and Whitehall.. a lovely tranquil park beautiful at all times of year

Thank Johnwish
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely park to visit particularly if you pass through Horse Guards Parade. Stroll, eat your lunch but enjoy the birds, particularly the sight of the pelicans but do not feed them.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was our break from the city. A perfect escape from the rush. Anytime you go it is perfect. Only sounds of nature, like you are far away from the city.

1  Thank Sara B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This park is good for all. The wildlife on the lake is fascinating to watch. Lots of takeaway cafes dotted around. Toilets 🚽 are 20p and are manned by cleaners but they are disgraceful ☹️. Dirty and smell

Thank Deonna H
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
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2 May 2017|
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Response from weller_katrina | Reviewed this property |
Go to the Chelsea Physic Garden its a real one off a treat and you will be seeing some of the oldest plantings in the UK its a real hidden gem
20 April 2017|
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Response from deliay2016 | Reviewed this property |
Only recently they put Tulips in the park. Now is the season.
22 October 2015|
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Response from Hammilly | Reviewed this property |
Oh absolutely. London in the Autumn is stunning and St James' with its beautiful gardens and myriad of tree varieties will not disappoint. The explosion of autumnal colours will not disappoint I can assure you. Two things to... More