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St. James's Park (Westminster)
(44) 020-7930-1793 | www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/st_james_park/
POPULAR TIMESLunchtime during the warm months
RESERVE IN ADVANCENo
WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATIONNone
ALLOW30 min. to a half day (if you plan to picnic)
TUBESt. James's Park; Westminster; Charing Cross; Green Park
Small but regal park in the center of London. The ornamental park borders multiple important landmarks including Buckingham Palace, The Mall (site of many parades and national celebrations), St. James’s Palace, Horse Guards, and Birdcage Walk. It is a favorite of picnickers, tourists, and those looking for a lunchtime escape from the office.
GO HERE WITH
A friend; a walking buddy
WHY WE LIKE IT
With lovely decoration and lots to see in a small space, it is a truly interesting park. With so many key landmarks around its borders, this space provides a heavy dose of royalty.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
Small area makes for a concentrated collection of people. It can be difficult to find a place to spread out or enjoy quiet time.
GOOD TO KNOW
St. James’s Park was acquired by Henry VIII in the early 16th Century. Today, the bridge across the lake provides a unique view of Buckingham Palace framed by trees and fountains. The area is now home to over 15 species of birds including pelicans, geese, ducks, and swans, many of which can be seen on Duck Island.
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