Things to do in St. James's

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  • Saurabh G
    New Delhi, India365 contributions
    Nice and happening place to be at... it is a sort of mini times square... you would ifnd lot of good pubs in the region...
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Lale B
    36 contributions
    This is one of my favourite street in London.
    I always walk through it every time I go to London. I love all the shops and the energy of the street.
    This is one of the tourist attractions in London which is surrounded by historical buildings.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • Michael M
    Ipswich, UK519 contributions
    Large memorial to mark the sacrifice of brave aircrew. Located on Piccadilly and the edge of Green Park. Amazing quality and the detail is mind blowing.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • NancyO
    Salt Lake City, UT10 contributions
    As a movie lover I would have to describe this play as “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” meets “Legend of Hell House.” I found it engrossing and entertaining. At times I wanted to turn on the subtitles so I could understand some of the accents, but mostly it wasn’t a problem.
    Written 1 October 2022
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  • Brian T
    London, UK6,347 contributions
    This is a beautiful stately home to visit. It’s a magnificent eighteenth-century private aristocratic palace which was built between 1756-1766 for John, the first Earl Spencer and an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997). Today it’s recognised as one of the most sumptuous private residences ever built in London and a building of unique importance in the history of English architecture.
    Designed by John Vardy and James ‘Athenian’ Stuart, the State Rooms are amongst the finest neo-classical interiors in Europe. Over the years the house has been the Spencer family home and has been subject to restoration and renovation work to help bring the house back to its former grand state. Today, the house has regained the full splendour of its eighteenth-century appearance after a painstaking ten-year restoration under the Chairmanship of Lord Rothschild.

    My visit to the house in late June was outstanding, and I fully recommend it as a historic and beautiful place to visit.

    Here’s a couple of things you will need to keep in mind.

    1. The house is only open on Sunday, and you can only visit it on a a pr-booked guided tour.
    2. Much of the house is still let out as office space, but 8 state rooms have been restored to their 18th-century splendour, and are open to the public. These rooms are on the Green Park side of the building.
    3. Photography is not permitted in some of the rooms; the guide will indicate which rooms can be photographed.
    4. The tour I booked allowed access to the garden. I’m not sure if that was just a ‘summer’ thing; you will certainly be taken onto the balcony overlooking the garden, if you are not permitted to access the garden.
    5. The tour of the state rooms takes about an hour. Our guide, a French lady, was excellent: knowledgeable, informative, interesting and very amusing. You can stay as long as you want in the garden.
    6. The entrance to the house is on St James’s Place. Arrive about ten minutes before your designated tour time; you’ll be warmly welcomed, and will wait in a side room on the ground floor until the tour group is complete. There were 20 people in the tour group I was on.
    7. Adult tickets cost £18.50; as a senior my ticket cost £15.50. For the quality of the tour I got, I thought it represented very good value.

    The mansion overlooks Green Park and you will see some of the graceful front facade from Green Park.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Chris
    St. Albans, UK4,445 contributions
    Interesting fact, Prince Harry’s real name is Henry. Didn’t know until I looked up information on Clarence House after my stroll down The Mall toward Buckingham Palace.

    The official residence of HRH The Prince of Wales, Clarence House is one of the last remaining aristocratic houses in London.
    Written 13 September 2019
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  • Michael M
    Ipswich, UK519 contributions
    It's worth having a look at this over looked Royal Palace if you're heading up The Mall to Buckingham Palace. You will find it half way up The Mall on the right hand side. It's quite interesting and less busy than Buckingham Palace. A good place to see the Military in full uniform.
    Written 22 September 2022
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  • Corgi_Oh
    OH125 contributions
    So many lovely shops. Mainly geared to men's clothing, but plenty of other places. Fortnum and Mason's is here, too, with several floors of great stuff. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, especially how polite all the salespeople were.
    Written 7 August 2022
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  • Francisco Jose Fernandez Sanchez
    Las Rozas, Spain456 contributions
    Many people don't know that this charming little church is just a few steps from the nerve center of London on Piccadilly.
    In London these small churches are also worth a visit to get an idea of ​​what the typical Anglican churches are like that the faithful who live here usually attend
    It has a small and charming entrance patio in which there are always fair trade markets from different parts of the world.
    The stained glass windows and the interior are nice, not spectacular but with a great feeling of light
    Concerts of classical music and other alternative music are usually held, so it is a good opportunity to spend a pleasant afternoon there.
    Written 9 August 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland26,584 contributions
    Shaftesbury Memorial Fountain, popularly known as "Eros", is located in Piccadilly Circus. This striking fountain is surmounted by a winged statue of Anteros.

    The fountain was erected in 1893 to commemorate the philanthropic works of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (1801-1885), the Victorian politician and philanthropist. His biggest achievement was replacing child labor with school education.
    Written 7 July 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland26,584 contributions
    Through this striking building goes a road and also pedestrian access between The Mall and Trafalgar Square.

    Admiralty Arch was completed in 1912 by King Edward VII in memory of his mother, Queen Victoria. In the past, it served as the residence of the First Sea Lord and was used by the Admiralty.

    In 2012, the government sold the building on a 125-year lease for £60m for redevelopment into a Waldorf Astoria luxury hotel which is scheduled to open in 2022.
    Written 8 July 2022
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  • Anusa
    London, UK115 contributions
    An amazing little gem in a great location. Friendly staff, £5 entry, which was worth it. Some beautifully curated art. Different styles and appeal to a wide range.
    Written 28 February 2022
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  • Paul C
    1 contribution
    West end is always interesting to visit wether it's shopping site seeing, or a visit to its many pubs , restaurants , and theatres, there is something for everyone.
    Written 13 July 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,318 contributions
    Nicely set in the middle of the steps leading down to the mall. Majestic setting for these statutes.
    Written 21 May 2019
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  • hnmrocks
    Marstons Mills, MA377 contributions
    Happened upon this small market in St James Church with vendors that had unique handmade items and some who had typical crappy souvenirs. There was this amazing craftsman called the Piccadilly Beltman who made a gorgeous leather belt for our son while we watched. Also found these lovely smelling handmade candles for a friend.
    Written 11 January 2020
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