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St James’s Park

St James’s Park is located in the heart of London and is well re-known for it’s royal, literary and political associations. Harbouring a lake with geese, pelicans and ducks, it covers over 55 acres and is also home to the The Mall, the place of many national celebrations and events throughout the year.

Main attractions: The Horse Guards Parade, The Blue Bridge and Inn The Park.

Children: Kids can observe and help with the feeding of the geese, pelicans and ducks each day at the south east of the lake every day between 2:30 and 3pm. There is also a playground which has play equipment, and toilets for children. It is open all year, but children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Food and drink: Inn The Park is a licensed restaurant and also offers take away meals. The building has green roof and is made from sustainable timbers. There are also an additional three refreshment points located to the north and west of the lake.

Sports facilities: A deck chair area can be found to the South West of the lake offering great views right across the entire park.

Horticulture and wildlife: The memorial gardens, located in front of Buckingham Palace include a mind blowing 12000 Red Geraniums and are planted each year to match the colour of the guardsmen’s tunics. The Tropical Border is an area which contains plants from the warmer parts of the planet, bringing an exotic feel into London. To the North shore of the lake, the Nash Shrubberies display a mix of trees, shrubs and perennials, all of which are planted in the unique style of John Nash who first introduced them to the park in 1827.

Transport: There are no tube or mainline services running directly to the park, the nearest mainline station is Victoria. There is no car park for the venue, access is found by way of Admiralty Arch and Marlborough Gate.


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