St. James's Park, London
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.
Tours to St. James's Park
Big Bus London Hop-On Hop-Off Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $45
Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
Buckingham Palace Tour Including Changing of the Guard Ceremony & Afternoon Tea BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $116
Duration: 4 hours 45 minutes
St. James's Park Reviews
We walked through the park in the morning before heading to a tour. It was nice, very peaceful and down by the pond, all the birds were out and ready to greet me and say hello. The geese were definite... more »
Lovely to see such a dear little country cottage in the middle of London, plus the pelicans having a lovely preen. more »
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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