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St. James's Park, London

4.8
#2 of 4,381 in Parks in England
St. James's Park is one of the most pleasurable green spaces in London. The oldest of the city's royal parks, it offers 23 hectares (57 acres) of lawns, trees, and playgrounds around a pond. Take a stroll down the queen's ceremonial route from Buckingham Palace, spot the palace and the London Eye from the Blue Bridge, and enjoy a waterside meal at Inn the Park while spotting ducks, geese, swans, and even pelicans. While in the park, keep an eye out for some of the plaques along the Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk. This 11 km (7 mi) route past buildings and locations related to the princess goes through this park, as well as Green Park, Hyde Park, and Kensington Gardens. A visit to St. James's Park represents just the start of the adventure when you use our London travel route builder website to plot your vacation.
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  • I enjoy this park everytime I come to London. Lots of birds and other animals to spot. Cheerful and relaxing. Nice little shop for elevenses.  more »
  • My favourite place for a short walk after lunch. Great scenes especially the waterfront during summer time.  more »
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  • One of my favourite parks in London. Near Buckingham Palace and close to the Underground, station Green Park. Many birds and squirrels which are not afraid to come close to you for a little snack. I will definitely go back during summertime for a great romantic picnic and some relaxing time with my hubby.
  • Beautiful landscaped park. Lovely for walks or sitting watching the ducks, swans and squirrels. A cafe in the park with homemade selection of cakes and hot or cold drinks. There is also a van that sells waffles, ice cream and drinks. Really worth a visit
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