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St. James's Park

#10 of 1,595 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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Beautiful!

Lovely place to walk and enjoy the birds and squirrels. Beautifully kept and a great way to escape the city while still being in the middle of London. Great for families with kids... read more

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Lovely place to walk and enjoy the birds and squirrels. Beautifully kept and a great way to escape the city while still being in the middle of London. Great for families with kids and couples.

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This is a beautiful setting, you can stroll in the park with beautiful flowers and you will get to see some large well established trees. There is a great variety of bird swimming in the water that children would enjoy to see.

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Had a fab time with my 8 year old feeding the squirrels....it was the most memorable part of our 4 day London trip for her...

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we passed through on the way from buckingham palace to parliament square, very nice peaceful park well worth a look

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I've worked next to the park for years and regularly walked through it, and it's always a joy. Plenty to see, from the wildfowl on the lakes, the semi-tame squirrels, the planting, the fountains, and all framed by Buckingham Palace at one end, and Horse Guards parade ground at the other. There are plenty of tourists during peak seasons, but... More 

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I stayed in the St. James Park area both times I visited during the past year. Great place. Good location. Safe, beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I honestly tranced out by the calm lake there. It was relaxing to just sit and read my book there. Great place for a picnic as well

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This park is simple beautiful. So much of bird life. Perfect spot for a leisurely stroll or a picnic.

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Lovely park The views from the bridge are stunning Amazing lake and bird life. Couldn't find the pelicans of my childhood Great play park for children A park for the whole family

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Give yourself a half hour to wander the park whilst you are in Westminster and Whitehall. It is lovely and the variety of birds is interesting and fun to observe.

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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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