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St. James's Park
One of London’s eight Royal Parks, St. James’s Park is a verdant jewel located right in the center of town. Flanked by Buckingham Palace, Green Park, and St. James’s Palace, the green space stretches across almost 57 acres (23 hectares). It’s renowned for its pretty lake, vibrant flower beds, and for hosting several regal events.

The Basics
Purchased by King Henry VIII, landscaped by King James I, and redesigned in the French style by King Charles II, St. James’s Park has had a royal pedigree since its founding. In addition to its lawns, pond, and two small islands, the park also comprises the Mall (a grand processional thoroughfare) and Horse Guards Parade (a formal parade ground used for ceremonial events). Other highlights include its Blue Bridge, Memorial Gardens, and the soaring Queen Victoria Memorial, made from Carrara marble.

St. James’s Park is a popular, year-round destination in London; as it offers a prime vantage point on the Changing of the Guard ceremony, it is frequented by out-of-towners eager to take in the spectacle. The park can also be seen during hop-on hop-off bus tours, bike tours, walking tours, and other excursions.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Striped deck chairs can be rented for a small fee during daylight hours from March to October (except in times of bad weather).
  • There are several eateries and kiosks in the park, the highlight of which is St. James’s Café.
  • The park has wide paths with step-free access as well as wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

How to Get There
Via London Underground, take the Central or District line to St. James’s Park Station; the Circle, District, or Jubilee line to Westminster Station; or the Victoria, Circle, or District line—or numerous train lines—to Victoria Station. The park is also served by multiple bus lines and can be reached on foot, by taxi, or by bike.

When to Get There
St. James’s Park is open daily 5am–midnight and is free for all to visit. The park hosts several popular events throughout the year, including Trooping the Colour, a ceremony held every June to mark the Queen’s birthday, and the Beating Retreat, a showcase of military drumming with music, cannonfire, and fireworks, also in June.

The Pelicans at St. James’s Park
One of the quirkier pieces of lore attached to St. James’s Park is its resident pelicans. In 1664, the Russian ambassador presented King Charles II with several pelicans as a gift, and the birds’ descendants have been park residents ever since. See if you can spot them fishing in the lake.
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West tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

West tour of London by the traditional Electric Black Taxi (Electocab Ltd)

CRUISING TROUGH ST. JAMES AND PICCADILLY WILL GIVE US THE CHANCE TO WITNESS THE SPECTACULAR RITZ HOTEL BEFORE REACHING THE WORLD WELL KNOWN DEPARTMENT STORE OF HARRODS. YOU WILL BE SHOWN THE ROYAL ALBER HALL, NATURAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE MEUSUM AS WELL AS VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM. THEN DRIVING THROUGH THE ROYAL BOROGH OF KENSINGTON AND CHELSEA WE GET TO SEE SLOAN SQUARE, ARISTOCRATIC OF KINGS ROAD AND SURROUNDINGS. ON THE WAY BACK TO THE HUB WHAT WOULD BE THE BETTER PLACE TO SPOT THAN BUCKINGHAM PALACE AND THE MALL WHILE YOU GET TO SEE THE ‘NOSE OF LONDON’ RIGHT ON THE COLUMN AT ADMIRALTY ARCH. ALSO YOU GET TO VISIT NOTTING HILL GATE, PORTOBELLO MARKET, KENSINGTON PALACE, HYDE PARK AND MUCH MORE.
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Royal London with Changing of the Guard Private Car Tour

Royal London with Changing of the Guard Private Car Tour

First-time London visitors that want to see the city's top sights, while traveling comfortably in a luxury car, shouldn't miss this private London sightseeing tour. After convenient hotel pickup, you can enjoy a more personal experience on your half-day London adventure, with your own personal driver to whisk you around. Visit top landmarks around the city, see St. James's Park, and enjoy the traditional Changing the Guard ceremony at the iconic Buckingham Palace.
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British Royalty : Watch The Changing Of The Guard

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We will see 20+ most iconic sights of The British Monarchy on a 3 hour walking tour. The main attraction being the Guard Change at Buckingham Palace This part of London is a must see for all visitors to London. We will head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace. At the Palace we will find a good spot to watch the Guard Change and also the Queens Life Guard (Mounted Body Guard) After the Guard Change we will walk down The Mall, the red coloured road that is adorned by two Royal Parks & two Royal Palaces The Mall is the most important road in the UK where National Celebrations are held. On the Mall we will see where Prince Charles lives (Clarence House) and also where our favourite English King & his wife stand There are Palaces and Parks galore here. We will walk around this area and i tell you the history, the fun facts and figures.
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Heavenly Walking Tour With A Twist

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 Rich people behaving badly

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