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
Currently ClosedHours This Week:
- Monday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Friday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Address: London SW1A 2BJ, UK
Phone: 0300 061 2350
Official Website: St. James's Park
|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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This is the most beautiful park I have ever been in, the walking path was dedicated to the amazing Princess Diana. It has a couple of bridges across it leading to walkways on the other side. While on the bridges take advantage of the photo ops as it is beautiful to look towards the Horse Guards Palace or to Buckingham Palace. This park has beautiful flowers like a botanical garden and has black and white swans and ducks swimming around. There is also an amazing allergy conscious eatery onsite called the Inn. This place is so peaceful they should have re-named it Princess Diana Park the serenity and tranquility here is off the chart, its as if Princess Diana is willing it upon all who visit here. I could easily spend 2-3 hrs a day here for the rest of my life, I love this place.
KlrFking McDiller - 13 hours ago
Lovely for a stroll around but obviously full of tourists. Suggest getting the tube to Green Park, walk through the park to Buckingham Palace then take a stroll up the Mall to St James, turn right onto Whitehall, walk down past the Cenotaph to pay your respects then carry on down the road to Big Ben and Parliament....lovely walk
Graham Parkins - 3 days ago
Absolutely gorgeous. Very well maintained. The view is so stunning and romantic. The birds and swam are so beautiful and healthy. All looks stunning!
Viviana Williams - 9 days ago
Great to walk with family or just have a little picnic. It can be quite busy as it is near a turistic area. The park is good for the kid and you can easily keep an eye on them. Love the squirrels running around and sometimes coming in for food. Good to just sit down and relax.
Helena Gomes - 1 month ago
Absolutely beautiful park. It's wonderful having so many well-kept parks in the centre of London. Being a pleasant stroll of no more than a few minutes from the Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace, you're almost guaranteed to have an opportunity to visit this beautiful park if you're hitting the regular tourist spots.
Joseph H - 2 months ago