St. James's Park

St. James's Park, one of the most famous Royal Parks, is located in close proximity to many famous London landmark

St. James's Park
St. James's Park

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 Visit

Fee: No

St. James's Park Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Thursday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Friday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Saturday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM
  • Sunday: 5:00 AM – 12:00 AM

Address: London SW1A 2BJ, UK

Phone: 0300 061 2350

Official Website: St. James's Park

St. James's Park Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Walking around the pond in this park is truly marvelous, offering a serene and picturesque experience. The option to sit and enjoy the evening adds to its charm, allowing visitors to unwind and appreciate the beauty of nature. The clean and well-maintained environment enhances the overall experience, ensuring a pleasant outing for everyone.
Dhibin Suresh - a week ago

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5 Star Rating One of London's famous Parks. It is clean and very well maintained. We liked the greeneries, the lake, feeding the Squirrels, flowers, and more. It is located in the heart of the city with walking distance from Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar Square. The park is ideal for picnicking.
Mohamed Rushdi - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Great place for a lazy spring/summer afternoon.. The large pond in the middle has many aquatic birds, kids can have fun.. conveniently located between Buckingham palace and Parliament and a short stroll away from Green park and Westminster tube stations.
Aniket Parmar - in the last week

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5 Star Rating St James's Park is a beautiful oasis for a variety of birds in the middle of London, located next to Buckingham Palace. This makes it an unmissable hot-spot for nature lovers who want a break from the bustling city. Amazing place that I highly recommend and definitely would go to again, it was brilliant fun to be in such proximity to wildlife!
Ming Sum Chan - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating This is the best spot to have a view of London eye and park also Buckingham Palace at behind. Yoi can walk through this park from palace to Big Ben with fantastic views and sky. There are bridges to have nice shootings.
ozge yasarturk - a week ago

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Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Circle LineSt.James's Park2 Minutes
Circle, District and Jubilee LineWestminster6 MInutes
Northern and Bakerloo LineCharing Cross7 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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