MAY 17,2013 - MAY 17,2013 (1 DAYS)
St. james Park: (3-4 hours. At least 3 hours in the park in a sunny day). Stunning, relaxing and picturesque.
St James's Park opens from 5:00 am until midnight all year round.
Main Attractions: (from East to West): (The closest start tube station is: Charing Cross near Trafalgar Square). (The closest end tube station is: Green Park).
Horse Guards Parade, Inn The Park, The Mall, The Lake Bridge, Deckchairs, Playground, Buckingham Palace.
Restaurant: Inn the Park.
Refreshments: The playground, Artillery Memorial, Marlborough Gate and Horse Shoe Bend. Several stalls selling refreshments. There are bathrooms in the park as well.
Tips: No lightning at evenings, and some points of the park get very dark.
On weekends there are more visitors but never feels crowded.
Take some bread and nuts with you and you'll be able to hand feed the birds and the squirrels.
Leave the footpath and go for a walk in the wood.
Deckchairs for hire during the summer. Lots of benches to relax on.
For photographers: different vistas towards Buckingham Palace and the London Eye from the park. Views of Buckingham Palace from cross-the lake area. St. James's park has a lake with 2 islands: West Island and Duck Island. Good views of horse guard parades !!! Get the chance of seeing the horses being ridden up to St James's Palace for the changing of the guard.
Walks: Princess Diana Memorial walk (11 km.). The Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Walk is a long circular walking trail in London dedicated to the memory of Diana, Princess of Wales. It goes between Kensington Gardens, Green Park, Hyde Park and St. James's Park - passing five sites that are associated with her life: Kensington Palace, Buckingham Palace, St. James's Palace, Clarence House and Spencer House.
A wonderful park that stretches from Buckingham Palace to Horse Guards Parade. It is surrounded by some of London's most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace, Westminster, Houses of Parliament and Clarence House. Very central to Buckingham Palace, the Queens Mews , War Cabinet Rooms, Whitehall and Horse Guards Parade. When we refer to St. James Park we mean also: The Mall, and Horse Guards Parade and spectacular, annual Trooping the Colour (Once a year, to mark the Queen's official birthday Trooping the Colour is held on Horse Guards Parade in St James's Park). You also have St James Palace if you to visit something nice. The best way to reach Buckingham Palace is through St. James Park !
It is a relaxing place: The flower beds and grass beds are enjoyed by visitors all the year round. Many of the plant specimens are marked here in this well landscaped park. The majority of trees in the park are Plane trees. Extremely peaceful interlude to the busy London buzz surrounding the park.
During the days the Grey Squirrel is the most likely mammal for visitors to see. During the nights - foxes and mice. The Pelicans in the lake and ponds - are one of the main highlights of the park. The Mallard and other species of dick seen on the lake in St James's Park all around the year. You'll be excited over the squirrels (asking people for nuts by sitting up on their back legs and staring at you), ducks, geese, swans and other birds.
St James's Park is the oldest Royal Park in London. About 500 years ago, the St James area was known mainly for farms, grazing beds and woods.
Cleaning statues near the The Guards Parade:
The Royal Mews Guards:
Buckingham Palace seen from the bridge:
View from St. James's Park towards Whitehall: