St. James’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks. It is one of the smallest Royal Parks but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in care as it is the most well maintained park in London. Also, the views of the London Eye, Westminster, St James’s Palace and the Horse Guard Parade are unsurpassed.
East of the park is Downing Street, west Buckingham Palace. From the footbridge that crosses the lake, the view of Buckingham Palace is beautiful. Geese, swans, ducks and other water birds can be found in the lake. Pelicans can also be found in the park, feeding at 2:30pm daily at Duck Island Cottage on the eastern side of the lake.
National Police Memorial
The National Police Memorial is located at the intersection of Horse Guard rd and the Mall. This monument stands in honor of the more than 4000 police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
St James’s Park is a wonderful place to relax amidst the hustle and bustle of London.
how do you get there?
St James’s Park underground station and then a few minutes walk north.