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St. James's Park

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Open Now: 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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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Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Next to Buckingham palace. Very wide and a lot of ducks and swans to see. Lots of bathrooms and the entrance fee is 0.20.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank EriBrunette
Reviewed 2 days ago

St James’park is a beautiful location to visit in the early morning or at the sunset. It loses its dreamy aura when it’s full of tourists feeding the pigeons. From its iconic bridge you can see Buckingham in all its majesty on one side, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank MartinaCcf
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely green space right next to Buckingham Palace, lovely lake, lots of wildlife and plenty of benches to sit on. Downside were the disgustingly filthy toilets (attendant stood outside chatting on her phone and I couldn’t attract her attention). Also not great we’re the snack...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank maggie109
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

St. James park is highly walkable in any weather and the trees, landscaping and gardens are wonderful. There are also a wide variety of birds in the park, including some very exotic waterfowl and a wide collection of ducks, geese and even a few mandarin...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank WellTraveled3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely and scenic, a place to just walk away from the crowds even if its for 20 mins. Can see the London eye from here as well!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sophia f
Reviewed 4 days ago

So nice to walk around in any weather was cold today but still felt nice just taking in the sights and sounds of busy london around you

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank stankaye53
Reviewed 4 days ago

A really nice park, as are so many in London. This is very easily accessible from Piccadilly Circus Tube. Head down Lower Regent Street, cross the road and to the left of the IoD head down the steps. Some interesting statues on the steps down,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ian M
Reviewed 5 days ago

London is full of parks and this one is lovely. Walk through horse guards parade - one of our cherished constitutional privileges and into the park. Enjoy the trees, the ducks and the ice cream. Walk right on and reach the Palace. Generations of people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michaelhouse69
Reviewed 6 days ago

I spent a few days in London with my two children, ages 5 and 7 at the time, and once we discovered St. James Park, we hardly did anything else! There is a nice little playground with a snack bar next to it, a larger...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank TampaMeg
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended if you’re visiting London. Right in the centre of the city, you can see most of the major sites but also enjoy a walk round the park. Definitely doesn’t feel like you’re in a built up city when you’re there.

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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Response from 529arnes | Reviewed this property |
Just grab an available chair and the collectors will soon arrive - sometimes they are not around so that would be some spare cash to spend on a charity
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