St. James's Park

St. James's Park

City Park · West End, London
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💂🏼‍♂️ Best London tourist attraction: ‘My favourite tourist attraction is feeding the parrots outside Buckingham Palace. In St James's Park, if you crack an apple there, all these parrots come and feed.’
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At 23 hectares, St James's is the second-smallest of the eight royal parks after Green Park. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in grooming, as it is the most manicured green space in London. It has brilliant views of the London Eye, Westminster, St James's Palace, Carlton House Terrace and Horse Guards Parade; the picture-perfect sight of Buckingham Palace from the Blue Bridge spanning the central lake is the best you’ll find.
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Pass on the pigeons of Trafalgar Square and seek out some more photogenic birds in St James’s Park. This open space just beside Buckingham Palace has been home to free-roaming pelicans since 1664, courtesy of a rather unusual gift from the Russian ambassador at the time. Despite their severe appearance and massive size (their wingspan can range from 2 to 3 metres), the pelicans at St James’s are a friendly bunch.
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At 23 hectares, St James's is the second-smallest of the eight royal parks after Green Park. But what it lacks in size it makes up for in grooming, as it is the most manicured green space in London. It has brilliant views of the London Eye, Westminster, St James's Palace, Carlton House Terrace and Horse Guards Parade; the picture-perfect sight of Buckingham Palace from the Blue Bridge spanning the central lake is the best you’ll find.
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