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St. James's Park

#10 of 1,568 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
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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Escape the crush and relax

A marvellous refuge in the middle of the city where you can wander and enjoy the lake, the greenery and the wild-life.

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

A marvellous refuge in the middle of the city where you can wander and enjoy the lake, the greenery and the wild-life.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a relaxing morning here prior to visiting the palace. It was so lovely and there were tons of areas to walk, sit, and relax.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

St. James Park is a beautiful, peaceful haven despite the hubbub of a city. The fountains, the wildlife are gorgeous. Well maintained, and near to other tourist places, or somewhere to relax whether a tourist or local.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It doesn't matter the time of year it's always a joy to cut through the park away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Great views of Buckingham Palace, get close up to St. James Palace and the Kensington Gardens.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I strolled through St. James's Park on our way from Buckingham Palace to the London Eye. It was quite pretty and very peaceful. There were all sorts of birds there. My daughter enjoyed looking at the signs describing the different kinds of birds and then looking for them. They have a small cafeteria where we had lunch... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no words to describe such a beautiful area! A calm and peaceful retreat place, to enjoy a bit of nature in the concrete area! No wonder why buckimgham became the Kings castle so quickly!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It just is! I wanted to leave it at that but TripAdvisor is forcing me to add characters :) It's just a beautiful place w a lot of variety to see and great wildlife.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very old park in the middle of London. Plus, it is beside Buckingham Palace. There is a beautiful pond in the middle of the park with hundreds of different species of birds. Small bridge to cross and good for pictures. Lots of walking paths among trees and grass. Great place to relax and if you are inclined get closer... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stumbled upon the park while wandering London on my first day of my trip and made it a point to come back everyday since then. Why walk through the busy streets to/from the Parliament epicenter when you can take a few moments to walk through the park?! St. James's Park reminded me of Central Park in NYC although it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked through the park and had dinner at the restaurant on the lake. It was very causal and beautiful scenery. The food was good and the kids loved feeding the ducks.

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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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