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

Official Website: St. James's Park

Fee: No

Open Now

Regular Hours:

  • 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

Category: Parks

Address: London SW1A 2BJ
United Kingdom

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
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5 Star Rating Beautiful park in the heart of Westminster and the Buckingham Palace area. It's not big at all. but rather is a almost a center green space which is flanked... Read More

Bobby A. Mar-25-2019

4 Star Rating While on vacation in London, we stayed at the nearby Sheraton Grand London Park Lane. One morning, we decided to go see the Changing of the Guard at... Read More

Alice W. Dec-06-2017

5 Star Rating Beautiful park to forget about the hustle and bustle of London. Well maintained and kept. Great for walking the dog or for a jog. Lovely in summer for a... Read More

Damon C. Jan-29-2019

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Directions

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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