Including The Mall and the Horse Guards Parade, already this park is the most British park in London. Further surrounded by Buckingham Palace, Clarence house and just by Whitehall and the Houses of Parliament, this is the perfect destination stop off for when you're doing all things touristy. Dotted with cafes and coffee shops with beds of gorgeous flowers, ponds and small lakes occupied by her Majesty's swans (which can't be killed legally), pelicans which like to bed fed , and squirrels running around wanting your food, this is the park you'll want to visit on a summer's day. Some parts of the park even have deck chairs which you can pay for to have for the day.
For those whom desire a more educational stroll through the royal park, you're not far from statues or memorials. From the infamous shiny gold Queen Victoria memorial just located in front of Buckingham palace to the National Police memorial which remembers police officers killed in the line of duty - there is plenty to find and read.
If you're looking for a place to take the perfect photo, head to The Blue Bridge which allows some gorgeous views of the landmarks surrounding the park.
London Marathon runners finish their long, hard, and inspirational run here at St James's park. 26 miles later and they get to relax in the park with their loved ones with a cold beer and much needed food. If you want to turn this into a day out with the family, this is the perfect place to hang out till the race is finished.
The park is located by three train stations: St James's Park station, Green Park station, and Hyde Park Corner station.
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