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Preplanned City Guides and Travel Itineraries

St. James's Park

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about St. James's Park.

St. James's Park features in these preplanned City Guides:

3-day London City Guide5-day London City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Lovely park with a duck and pelican pond
  • Nice view of London's landmarks

Time required: 30 minutes

Phone: +44 20 7930 1793

Web site: http://www.royalparks.or...

Opening hours:

Time period Opening hours
All year round: 5am - midnight

Public transport:

  • District Line: St.James's Park station
  • Circle Line: St.James's Park station

Address: St James's Park, London, SW1A 2BJ

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: fmpgoh

Things you need to know:

  • St James's Park is at the very heart of London. Often used for ceremonial and state occasions, the Park is a fantastic setting for pomp and splendour
  • It was laid out in the 18th century
  • Some claim St James's Park is London's prettiest and most elegant park
  • The park used to be a notorious place frequented by a large number of prostitutes and brave duelists

What to do there:

  • Take a walk through this lovely garden
  • The big pond in the middle is full of water fowl of varied species, even a pelican
  • Have a rest on one of the plenty beach chairs in the middle of the park

Tips & Insights:

  • Take some bread with you for the birds, and nuts for the squirrels

St. James's Park features in these preplanned City Guides: