St. James's Park

St. James's Park, London: Hours, Address, St. James's Park Reviews: 4.5/5

St. James's Park
4.5
5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
About
This 90-acre park, the oldest Royal Park in London, features a large lake that is a wildlife sanctuary for ducks, geese, swans and even pelicans.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 6 min walk
  • Embankment • 8 min walk
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4.5
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530
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Grace T
Singapore, Singapore180 contributions
Beautiful park in central London
Nov. 2021
a walk in the james park late morning is marvellous. beautiful park to take a leisure walk after visit to buckingham palace is great.
Written 30 November 2021
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Cynthia J
London, UK3 contributions
Pelicans on the pond!
Aug. 2021
Beautiful park! This park looks so natural and has a variety of different birds. Can get very busy but has the odd peaceful areas to relax in.
Written 27 November 2021
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TravelGuy401
Yarmouth, ME37 contributions
Beautiful Park
Nov. 2021
Amazing park in the middle of London. The grounds were impeccable and there were a lot of swans that were beautiful.
Written 27 November 2021
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jnscotland2017
North Ayrshire, UK18 contributions
Lovely park
Nov. 2021
We walked through St James Park on our way to Hyde Park.
It was so clean and so full of birds and squirrels etc as we visited on a lovely Autumn afternoon it was enchanting. It was nice to see families enjoying the lovely weather we had.
Written 24 November 2021
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Jacqui M
659 contributions
A haven in the middle of London
Oct. 2021
We had some time to kill and found ourselves walking around St James' Palace and through St James' Park. Despite the cold wind, it was a beautiful autumn day and we enjoyed a brisk walk. Before we knew it, we were in front of Buckingham Palace where the changing of the guard was in progress, with all its pomp and ceremony. What a treat, and what a joy to find this green space in a busy city.
Written 22 November 2021
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Andy R
Palm Harbor, FL12 contributions
Very pleasant, large park at the edge of Buckingham Palace
Oct. 2021
I walked through the park a couple times on my way to photograph Buckingham Palace. It has a good vantage point on the blue bridge for photographs, and is a quiet and very large green space in the middle of London
Written 12 November 2021
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Omar
19 contributions
Great open space
Nov. 2021
Long winter walks are amazing but wrap up well!
Beautiful oasis for relaxing and meditating, walking the dogs and catching a breath of fresh air.
Written 10 November 2021
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Mrs P
3 contributions
Wonderful
Nov. 2021
lovely November day, loads of Autumn colour wth amazing amount of wildlife, sadly did not see the pelicans but a lovely amount of almost tame ducksof all types, squirrels, cygnets, adult swans, moorhens etc .

A really haven, not too busy either!!
Written 10 November 2021
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Casper Tutu
17 contributions
A lovely walk
Jul. 2021
A nice quaint park when the suns out shining. Somewhere calming to read in the summer and a lovely gfren escape
Written 7 November 2021
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Mo B
Hampshire, UK116 contributions
Lovely any time of year!
Oct. 2021
A wonderful park to visit at any time of year.

Stopped off for a coffee & pastry in the cafe which was reasonably priced and clean.
A wander around the park looking at the plants, trees & birds was a lovely way to spend an hour on a fresh autumn morning. And the parakeets were an added bonus.
We heard a band in the distance so walked towards The Mall only to be greeted by the majestic site of the horses walking towards the Palace. Then the band marched past turning into St James Palace. This happens regularly so check times .
Written 6 November 2021
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