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 ParkFee: No
- 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
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Bobby A. Mar-25-2019
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
Alice W. Dec-06-2017
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
Damon C. Jan-29-2019
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
Accommodations near 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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