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St. James’s Park

Listed under Parks in London, United Kingdom.

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St. James’s Park is part of the green bit of the London map that runs from the tip of Green Park at Green Park Tube Station to Kensington Palace Gardens annexed off Hyde Park. It’s not the biggest of the parks or the most famous, and it doesn’t even have the most ducks, though it probably does have the largest variety of water fowl – if you’re in to that sort of thing. Some of the largest birds are pelicans which get fed with aplomb every afternoon at about 2PM, but there are plenty of duck-esque varieties, more than enough to play ‘Spot that Duck’ on and around the two islands in the park’s lake. One of the islands has a house on it which I assume is for the park keeper or wildlife officer and it’s one of those places you used to dream of living when you were a kid – though I wouldn’t say no if someone offered me the chance to live there now.

The café/ restaurant is quite nice, a bit expensive for portion size but on a summer evening the location is tough to beat, or if your budget doesn’t run that far maybe an ice cream from one of the kiosks as you sit on the grass - which you're welcome to do.

Flower beds, grass, squirrels, trees, lots of people walking though, a couple of bridges and some people sleeping rough, this is a fairly typical London Park – probably one of the nicest.

Written by  Kat Mackintosh.

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