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St. James's Park, London

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St. James's Park is one of the most pleasurable green spaces in London. The oldest of the city's royal parks, it offers 23 hectares (57 acres) of lawns, trees, and playgrounds around a pond. Take a stroll down the queen's ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace, spot the palace and the London Eye from the Blue Bridge, and enjoy a waterside meal at Inn the Park while spotting ducks, geese, swans, and even pelicans. While in the park, keep an eye out for some of the plaques along the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk. This 11 km (7 mi) route past buildings and locations related to the princess goes through this park, as well as Green Park, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens. A visit to St. James's Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London travel route builder website to plot your vacation.
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  • We were family and enjoy the great variety of birds that live, as well as the squirrels. One pleasant walk all over green, with a nice Lake.
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  • Beautiful place to walk around and take pictures, several families at the site, people running, I can feel the life of a Londoner off in the Park.
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  • if you only have 10 minutes and need to relax,have a stroll in this park, with its animals, lakes, trees, within minutes you feel calm and isolated from the city.  more »
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  • I have spent many leisurely hours strolling around the Park, watching the world go by. It is a great park to chill out from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly Circus and the Palace of Westminster. And throngs of tourists, politicians and fellow Londoners come to the park for some fresh air. You can also enjoy the wild fowls, squirrels, shrubs, ferns and trees in the park. Refreshments are also available in a large cafe and two other pop up cafes around St James's Park. It is also a great park for the whole family. The kids will enjoy the playground by the lake. The park is free and it is closed at dusk. Thank you.
  • Wonderful park situated near to Buckingham palace, so it's pretty necessary to make a trip here of visiting the Royal Palace! It's much smaller than Hyde Park, but it's still a good choice if you want to chill for a little bit and your children will surely have fun! There are many animals, children will love it!
  • It is a brilliant park where one can be calm and relax. There are a number of small cafe stools where you can purchase ice pops and food. When I come here I like to see the flower arrangements I like to also see the eclectic mix of people.
  • Green grass, blue water, golden sun. All provided. Add time at your end. Bliss. Seriously a short walk off Victoria station and bus stop it's popular not only because it's right next to the Buckingham palace but also because it's got a gorgeous laid back attitude what with the centuries old cedars and London plane trees punctuating the green expanse on the two sides of a central lake.
  • Very nice park in the middle of London. There are all kinds of birds and they even have pelicans. Someone from the park is feeding them every day with fish. Unfortunately they didn't want any when we were there, the guy feeding them said the pelicans don't like him. 😅
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