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St. James's Park

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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%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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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

Our walking guide took us to this place and we were mind blown by the huge area of this royal park. A great place for picnics. Many flowers were blooming when were there. Love the lakes with many swans and geese.

Thank Teo A
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Reviewed yesterday

Since our hotel was so close we made this our walk into the city to see the sites. What a beautiful park, swans, ducks of all kinds, benches everywhere to go and relax. stunning view of the city from there also.

Thank redhedz95
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My fiancé and I stumbled upon this park on our way to Buckingham Palace, and this park was beautiful. It’s clean, the grass is mowed, several people picnic out there, and there are tons of different ducks and swans out there!

Thank Sydney T
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Reviewed yesterday

I spent two beautifull hours in St. James park on tuesday and one in saturday. Tuesday is better choice. Perfect lawn, flowers, water birds. If You are lucky, a combination of sunshine and rain. No crowd of people on tuesday. Perfect service including restaurant, toilet...More

Thank Tomáš V
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Reviewed yesterday

St James' is one of the most beautiful parks in London. It was originally a mash, drained by king Henry VIII as a hunting ground. The park is quite formal on the Mall side but very informal nearest the Palace.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best experiences in London! We entered to have a picnic, and ended up giving most of our food to squirrels - AND WE LOVED IT! We fed pigeons from our palms and a few landed on our shoulders and used us as...More

1  Thank lrozman1989
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely bit of green space in central London with resident Pelicans. Café has good selection of light bites and drinks.

Thank Bryophyta
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Most if not all of the Parks we have visited is very well kept and peaceful during the times we visit. Aside from a source of relaxation, sightseeing, it is a great way to exercise while enjoying the beauty of the Park.

Thank kdeonarine2009
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Passed this park on the way from the Churchill War Rooms to Leicester Square and couldn't believe my eyes when I saw pelicans paddling gracefully across the water! It was a beautiful warm day and wish I could have spent longer exploring the park so...More

Thank chocoholic009
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I often visit London as a little get away from Edinburgh and St James’s Park is the greatest place to relax, jog or even just people watch. With stunning views of the pelicans and the lake, if you continue through the park you will find...More

Thank Kayleigh D
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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
...More
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Response from Wanda M | Reviewed this property |
No , I would research the company before booking, not just on here. Happy holiday to Morocco .
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Not really, you'll have to get closer to get a good view.
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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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