With its royal, political and literary associations, St James's Park is at the very heart of London and covers 23 hectares (58 acres). With a lake harbouring ducks, geese and pelicans. St James's is also home to the Mall, the setting for many ceremonial parades and events of national celebration.
Three royal palaces skirt St James's Park. The most ancient palace is Westminster, now known as the Houses of Parliament. St James's Palace with its Tudor style still holds the title of the Court of St James despite the fact that the Monarch has lived in the third palace, Buckingham Palace since 1837.
The park is open from 5am to midnight all year round.
Getting there: Tube:
St. James's Park - District,Circle Line
The Park is also easily accessible from Charing Cross Station - Northern, Bakerloo, BR lines
Westminster - Jubilee, District & Circle Lines
Green Park - Piccadilly, Victoria & Jubilee Lines
Victoria - Victoria, Circle & District, BR lines
3 Oxford Circus - Crystal Palace
11 Liverpool St - Fulham Broadway
12 Oxford Circus - Dulwich Plough
24 Pimlico - Hampstead Heath
29 Wood Green - Trafalgar Square
53 Trafalgar Square - Plumstead Common
77a Aldwych - Wandsworth
88 Camden Town - Clapham Common
91 Crouch End - Trafalgar Square
148 Shepherd's Bush - Camberwell
159 Marble Arch - Streatham
211 Waterloo - Hammersmith
453 Marylebone - Deptford