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St. Jame’s Park, London

St. James’s Park is a 58 acre park in the City of Westminster, central London – the oldest of the Royal Parks of London and surrounded by three palaces -Westminster, now known as the Houses of Parliament, St James’s Palace and the Buckingham Palace. The park lies at the southernmost tip of the St. James’s area, which was named after a leper hospital dedicated to St. James the Less.

The park has a small lake, St. James’s Park Lake, with two islands, West Island, and Duck Island, which is named for the lake’s collection of waterfowl. This includes a resident colony of pelicans, one of the primary features of the park. A bridge across the lake affords a view of Buckingham Palace framed by trees and fountains, and a view of the main building of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, similarly framed.

Some of the park’s activities inlude – band concerts (lunchtime and early evening end of May to end of August), feeding of the Pelicans every day at 2:30pm, guided tours of Duck Island.

Facilities in the St. Jame’s Park include a children’s playground and deck chairs (April-September). There are There are four refreshment kiosks and disabled toilets available.

This content has been supplied by Royal Park.

      

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