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St. James's Park

#9 of 1,655 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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Horse Guards Road | The Storeyard, London SW1A 2BJ, England
+44 300 061 2350
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great spot to just relax a bit during a visit to the sites here in Westminster and definitely worth the 1-2 extra minutes using this as your route to Buckingham palace.

1  Thank Jason L
Reviewed yesterday

My mum lives close by. We often walk and have lunch in the Park. Lot's of tourists walking around, so makes for good noisy people watching... lol Quite a relaxing place for where it is and well maintained. Plenty of toilets within the Park.

Thank ChoccoMonsta
Reviewed yesterday

Great views of Buckingham Palace from the Blue bridge, lovely lake complete with geese and pelicans, very tranquil spot

Thank jbaines46
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best park in all of London! Great walking with bridges crossing over ponds. Very lush trees and can even get a view of the London eye. Worth the stop!

1  Thank italianprincipessa
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place walk and visit after a view of Buckingham Palace. Careful squirrels and ducks have no fear of humans and may ask to share your snacks or treats. They are very used to being fed and will come right up to you😁

1  Thank Mike E
Reviewed yesterday

Full of some of the largest trees I have ever seen, this park is a gorgeous retreat for nature lovers and those who find themselves overwhelmed by the towering buildings and crowded streets of London.

1  Thank JaimeEatsMusic
Reviewed 2 days ago

Purchase some lunch items and come here for a family picnic. Is cheaper than eating out and the "people watching" is very good. It is very relaxing and you will avoid the hustle and bustle of the inner London streets. It will not be difficult...More

1  Thank TheFreenes
Reviewed 2 days ago

We entered the park from Buckingham Palace and what a change of atmosphere. It is a beautifully kept place which instantly gives a feeling of serenity. There are plenty of benches along the lakeside, so take the time to sit and watch the variety of...More

1  Thank Helen G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely park that is ideally situated near a number of sights. The cafe is a great stop to rest and refuel at. Still prefer Regent's Park for it's atmosphere and general vibe but this is a pleasant place to visit if you're in the area.

1  Thank Emily C
Reviewed 2 days ago

A lovely, well maintained park within easy reach of Buckingham palace and Hyde Park. Wide footpaths control pedestrian traffic with ease.

Thank Steelface
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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1 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
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.
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