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  • Address: London, England
  • Hours: Open daily: 5am - 12am

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St James's Park

Set between the grounds of St James’s Palace and the iconic abode to the Queen of England, Buckingham Palace; few picnic spots are as breathtakingly regal as St James’s Park, a 58-acre (23-hectare) stretch, located a short stroll from many of central London’s key tourist attractions.

As well as offering a pocket of greenery amidst the urban sprawl of Central London, the Park’s proximity to Buckingham Palace makes it a popular spot to watch the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony, where the uniformed palace guards change over in an elaborate march and band performance. In addition, the park’s Horse Guards Parade hosts the annual Trooping the Colour military parade to mark the Queen's official birthday, along with the Beating Retreat, a floodlit spectacular featuring marching bands from the Cavalry and Foot Guard regiments, held each June.

A number of attractions grace the park’s interior, most notable of which is the Queen Victoria Memorial, commemorating the legendary ruler’s 1901 death. The 25 meter-high monument, carved from white Carrara marble, stands at the heart of the Memorial gardens, a series of formal flowerbeds and protected landmarks designed by Sir Aston Webb. More recently, the park has become a key part of the seven-mile Diana Princess of Wales Memorial Walk, passing through locations significant to the beloved people’s princess and in 2012, the Diamond Jubilee Floral Crown was unveiled - a floral recreation of the crown used in the Queen’s coronation ceremony, set on the north side of the lake.

Open to walkers, cyclists and dogs, the park features a restaurant, summer deck chairs and a number of refreshment stalls dotted around its many walkways.

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Private Tour: London Walking Tour, London, null
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Private Tour: London Walking Tour

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Enjoy a private walking tour of London. Visit London's most iconic landmarks in the Royal City. Relax and soak in the sights, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $202.65
Royal London Walking Tour Including Changing of the Horse Guard Ceremony, London, City Tours
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Royal London Walking Tour Including Changing of the Horse Guard Ceremony

Witness all the pomp and ceremony of the city as you take in the major sights of Royal London. Along the way you will see Buckingham Palace, the Mall, St James ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 105 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.00
London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park, London, Walking Tours
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London Royal Parks Bike Tour including Hyde Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 201 Reviews

Take the London Royal Parks Bike Tour and visit London's royal palaces, beautiful park's and the city's most spectacular landmarks by bicycle! This half-day ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.40
Private Custom Tour: London in a Day, London, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Custom Tour: London in a Day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

Put together your perfect day in London, and see the sights that you want to see on this half- or full-day tour with a private local guide. Customized ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.07
Classic London Bike Tour of Central London, London, Custom Private Tours
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Classic London Bike Tour of Central London

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Get up close to some of the most powerful and historic buildings in the world on this 3-hour bike tour of central London. Follow a guide as you take in the ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 - 3.5 hours

From USD $30.33
London Landmarks, Historic Ale Pub and British Bicycles Bike Tour with a Local Guide, London, Bike ... 
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London Landmarks, Historic Ale Pub and British Bicycles Bike Tour with a Local Guide

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Get ready for an entertaining, small group guided bike tour of London and discover London like you have never seen it before. Riding a classic English Pashely ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.66
Central London Walking Tour, London, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Central London Walking Tour

Hear the history, and see the all of London’s famous sights from Westminster Abbey to Trafalgar Square with a local guide.

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.73
Private Walking Tour of London with Brazilian Portuguese Speaking Guide, London, Walking Tours
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Private Walking Tour of London with Brazilian Portuguese Speaking Guide

Experience a private tour of London's favorite locations alongside the unique perspective of a local Brazilian Portuguese speaking guide. Visit places such as ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $115.26
Private Walking Tour: Pokemon Adventure, London, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Private Walking Tour: Pokemon Adventure

Embark on this private Pokemon Go Adventure. This Pokemon London adventures aim to increase your Pokemon knowledge via pokestops, hunting specific Pokemon for ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $135.52
Full-Day London Tour From Brighton, Brighton, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day London Tour From Brighton

Welcome to a full day tour to London. You will arrive in London late morning at the first stop near Buckingham Palace and start a walking tour around the ...  Read more

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $38.00

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