When touring London, it would be highly unlikely that you won't stumble upon St. James's Park while exploring all of the city's landmarks and attractions.
This jewel of a park stretches between the Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace alongside the Mall, which is the Queens' ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace. It is also not far from Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral and Trafalgar Square. You can take advantage of this fact and enjoy a stroll through St. James's Park while you are visiting some of these other famous sites.
St. James's is the oldest of The Royal Parks, its origins going all the way back to 1532 when the area was purchased by Henry VIII. It inspired the development of many other urban parks and green spaces, both in London and in other major cities around the world.
The park features a small lake containing two islands that are home to a large collection of waterfowl including a colony of pelicans that were introduced in 1664 as a gift from a Russian ambassador.
Other park amenities include a bandstand, a children's playground, a couple of Refreshment Points offering hot and cold snacks and drinks, and Inn The Park which features a full licensed restaurant and take-out.
You can find out more about St. James's Park, its features and amenities from the official website linked above.
Facts For Your VisitFee: No
Open NowHours This Week:
- Monday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Thursday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Friday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Saturday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
- Sunday: 5:00 AM – 11:30 PM
Address: London SW1A 2BJ, UK
Phone: 0300 061 2350
Official Website: St. James's ParkMap of nearby accommodations:
|Tube Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Circle Line||St.James's Park||2 Minutes|
|Circle, District and Jubilee Line||Westminster||6 MInutes|
|Northern and Bakerloo Line||Charing Cross||7 MInutes|
How to get to St. James's Park by Tube
From St. James's Park Station exit north onto Queen Anne's Gate and follow it north to the Park.
From Charing Cross Station exit to Trafalger Square and exit the roundabout onto The Mall and follow it to the park.
From Westminster Station take Exit 6 and go left out of the underpass, then go right on Great George Street and follow it to the park.
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Ratedout of 5
The park is the best place to feed ducks and squirrels although its a prohibited activity over there. How can someone resist squirrels climbing towards you for food and the fact of being followed by beautiful swans for the same. Good place to chill out for families with kids
Partha Nath - 1 day ago
Possibility for amazing photographs. Wide and pretty chill area on a cold day. All of the park is preserved perfectly and there are many benches for people to take a break from the walk or their day. All while enjoying the view of water, trees, grass, squirrels and birds that call St. James Park, their home.
Avel Gio - 7 days ago
Lovely park setting in the centre of London close to Buckingham Palace. The lake and bird life are always good to see, especially the three resident pelicans! Toilet facilities are poor though which is a shame for a place that gets so many visitors. Nearest decent toilets are in Trafalgar Square.
Rob Barron - 9 days ago
A Royal Park Great to visit all year round. Flowers in spring and summer, a lake with varieties of birds like pelicans and swans, and the breathtaking views of the Buckingham Palace and the White Castle, plus a walk through the Mall, a glimpse of the London eye. All fantastical. One of the best royal parks in London. Superb and awe inspiring and a walking distance to Trafalgar Sq, London Chinatown, the National Portrait Gallery, Parliament Sq and the Big Ben just to name a few landmarks of the city that is London. Unforgettable x
Cee eN - 10 days ago
The park is too nice and kids can play over here and spend good weekend. Cafe's are also there in the park. Its near to St. James station. Also Buckingham Palace is near to this so you can visit there as well and see the changing of guards. Can see my reviews and photos of that as well in separate feedback. Your reviews and comments on the pics will be highly appreciated.😍😊😘
Ayush Agarwal - 10 days ago