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Sunday, April 7, 2013

St James's Park London

Millions of Londoners and tourists visit St James's Park every year. St James Park is the oldest of the London's eight Royal Parks. St James's Park is the scene of spectacular pageants including Trooping the Colour, but there is another side to St James's Park, a tranquil one. The visitor can simply relax and watch the world go by.

St James's Park in London

St James's Park is surrounded by three palaces. The oldest palace is Westminster, which is now the Houses of Parliament, St James's Palace and most famously, Buckingham Palace. St James's Park has a small lake, St. James's Park Lake, with two islands, West Island and Duck Island.

Pond at St James's Park in London

The Royal Parks are a haven for wildlife and large collections of exotic waterfowl exist in St James’s Park including the Great Crested Grebe, Canadian Goose and Mute Swan. St James's Park also hosts a resident colony of pelicans, which have been at the park since the gift of the birds from a Russian ambassador in 1664.

Birds of St James's Park in London

St James's Park asks visitors not to feed herons, pigeons, crows or geese and to only feed waterfowl which are in the water.

Water birds at St James's Park in London

St. James's Park is a 23 hectare park in the City of Westminster, central London. Visitors to St James's Park may also want to see nearby Buckingham Palace or Covent Garden.

St James's Park Map

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