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St. James's Park

#10 of 1,629 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.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“bird life” (107 reviews)
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Hours Today: 05:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
Westminster
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+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed yesterday

This park is beautifully manicured, lush grass, nice walking paths. It is a place I returned to a few times on my visit. Its across from Buckingham Palace and a good place to have a break or a picnic lunch.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed yesterday

A great green space yards from Trafalgar Square. Impressive performance by the Horse and Coldstream Guards. Unfortunately we missed the official Pass in Review for the queen the next day.

Thank jrjojo
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing place with numerous species of birds (including black swans, pelicans, herons and different types of ducks) and funny grey squirrels that come to eat from your hand, St James park is perfect for a little break, whether it's a walk with your partner, stroll...More

Thank Mike_Lew_TA
Reviewed yesterday

This Park is somewhere you need to visit in London. Access to the Mall and Horse Guards road. You can also cut through Horse Guards parade to see Whitehall. Beautiful flower displays, maybe take a picnic and just chill out in London.

Thank Wanda M
Reviewed yesterday

This is quite a nice park. It's located just near the palace. Should not miss this place. Not very crowded, so it's good.

1  Thank icosmosenterprise
Reviewed yesterday

Great way to get to Buckingham Palace, or just for a calm stroll. My daughter loved the squirrels and ducks.

1  Thank Benjamin M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Big park, refreshing amidst the crowded London. Free of charge to enter, take refreshing walk here..

1  Thank Leo B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is popular with the locals and for really good reason. It does not seem to attract as many tourists as other parks which is a plus. You can relax and have a bite without having to queue. Just a nice place to relax...More

1  Thank Bill B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I love visiting St James Park every time I'm in London. It's a huge park, so there plenty of space to relax and take enjoy nature.

Thank jtaylor946
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham Palace via this park. Very nice walkways and an excellent view of Buckingham Palace from a bridge over the water. The walk through the park took about 20 minutes.

1  Thank James F
Nearby
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
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angelsmil3
Will there be anything worth to visit in May? Am visiting London next week!
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
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Arsu_12
Hi... Are the tulips still blooming early July ? Which tube station is nearest to see the tulips ?
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.
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katie736
I'm thinking of visiting in November. Is it worth stopping by the park in autumn?
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
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