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St James's Park, London


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There are no parking facilities at St James's Park although the park can be easily accessed by bus or tube with the nearest tube station being St James's Park.


What's near St James's Park?

St James's Park is in a fantastic location close to Buckingham Palace and The Mall, Clarence House, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Trafalgar Square.


The Mall leading up to Buckingham Palace

The Mall


The Union Jack

One of the Queens Guards


An entrance gate to the park

People walking in St James's Park

Trees in St James's Park


Strolling in St James's Park

Enjoying a summers day in St James's Park


St James's Park

The beautiful lake in St James's Park


St James's Park Lake

Another view of the St James's Park Lake


Some of the beautiful colours of St James's Park

The St James's Park Lake again


Some of the lovely trees in St James's Park

The Mall


Purchasing a property in the St James's Park area

If you are purchasing a property in the St James's Park area, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Independent Surveyors in the St James's Park area

We are an Independent Surveyors working in the St James's Park area. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Please do not hesitate to call us on free phone 0800 298 5424.


The A – Z of St James's Park


A: Admiralty Arch

Admiralty Arch is a Grade 1 listed building and a must see on your visit to St James's Park. The admiralty Arch is located at the North East End of the mall and separates St James's Park from Trafalgar Square. The arch which actually has three arches was built in 1912 as a memorial to Queen Victoria. The centre arch is today used only for state visits and Royal processions as an entrance to The Mall.


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St James's Park is well known for its variety of birds and the robin, blue tit, great crested grebe, tawny owl, blackbird and woodpecker are just some of the birds you may see whilst visiting St James's Park.


C: Changing of the Guards

Why not take a walk over to Buckingham Palace which is adjacent to St James's Park to watch the changing of the guards which first started in 1837. This event takes place every day during spring and summer and on alternative days during autumn and winter and is where new guards dressed in red tunics and bearskins change duties with old guards. The whole event is amazing to watch.

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D: Dalmatians in St James's Park

St James's Park has been used as the setting for many films including the 1996 make of 101 Dalmatians.



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The London Marathon is a 26 mile road race event around London each spring which is ran by approximately 30,000 people. The marathon starts at Greenwich Park and finishes at The Mall, St James's Park and makes for a fantastic day out for all. Everyone is welcome to cheer on the runners.



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Why not bring the whole family to St James's Park to enjoy some quality time together whether it be going on a guided walk or enjoying a picnic in the grounds.


G: Guards Memorial

The Guards Memorial was unveiled in 1926 by the Duke of Connaught and is to be found on Horse Guards Road. The memorial is of five life size figures and was originally to remember those Guardsmen that died in World War l.


H: Horse Guard Parade

Located near Whitehall, Horse Guard Parade is a parade ground. Horse Guard Parade is the setting for Trooping the Colour and many other ceremonies.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to the St James's Park area of London then we would strongly recommend that you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. Please contact us on our free phone number 0800 298 5424.


J: Just amazing

St James's Park is just an amazing oasis of calm and beauty right in the middle of London so come and enjoy it.


K: Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is home to the famous Harvey Nichols and Harrods Department Stores and is a great place to visit close to St James's Park. The area is well known for its upmarket properties and is a place we as Independent Surveyors often visit to carry out building surveys.


L: Location, location, location

St James's Park and the surrounding area is a wonderful location in London to just visit or to live. If you are thinking of buying a property in the St James's Park area please contact us today on free phone 0800 298 5424.


M: Monuments in the St James's Park area

The St James's Park area is home to many monuments that all tell wonderful stories of the history of the area of St James's Park.


N: Natural looking lake

The lake in St James's Park was once a canal but was converted in 1826 by John Nash the architect and landscaper.


O: Olympics 2012

St James's Park, one of the host sites of the 2012 Olympic Games.


P: Pelicans in St James's Park

The Pelicans in St James's Park were given as a gift from the Russian Ambassador in 1664. The Pelicans live near Duck Island in the park and are a source of amusement and interest to many visitors.

A sign in St James's Park

Q: Queen Mother Memorial

This bronze statue shows the Queen Mother at 51 years of age and is on the North side of The Mall. The memorial was unveiled in 2009 by HM The Queen and is a tribute to the Queen Mother who died aged 101 in 2002.


R: Royal Park

St James's Park is one of eight Royal Parks along with Bushy Park, Green Park, Greenwich Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regents Park, Richmond Park and Hyde Park.


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S: Squirrels in St James's Park

Whilst visiting St James's Park you will probably see the grey squirrels. Originally from North America these lovely little creatures are always very friendly and popular with visitors.


T: Trooping the Colour

Horse Guards Parade close to St James's Park is the setting for the annual Trooping the Colour. This is a military parade to celebrate the Queen's birthday. The flag is the ‘colour' that is ‘trooped' along the soldiers. This is a tradition that has been carried on from the soldiers that were in battle to make them aware of their battalion's flag and is a tradition which continues to this day.


U: Unforgettable

Once you have visited St James's Park and the surrounding area we feel it is a place you will never forget!


V: Vast open spaces

St James's Park allows you the freedom of green open spaces in this busy capital city.


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W: Waterfowl in St James's Park

Whilst visiting the park you will also see lots of waterfowl with the Mallard duck being the most popular. The tufted duck is also often to be seen in St James's Park usually more so during the winter months when they head to the UK from Iceland.


X: Xmas in St James's Park

Inn The Park holds an annual ‘Festive Food Market' in mid-December where you can get recipe ideas and cooking tips from Oliver Peyton the founder of the restaurant. Locally grown produce can also be purchased at the market and the event is a great day out in the run up to Christmas.


Y: Year round opening

St James's Park is open all day every day so you will never turn up and be disappointed.


Z: Zero admission fee

St James's Park is a great place to visit for a free day out for all of the family right in the heart of London.



St James's Park

St James's Park covers 58 acres and is the oldest Royal Park in London. Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and the Houses of Parliament all

skirt St James's Park. St James's Park is open all year for your enjoyment from 5am until midnight.


St James's Parks History

The site for St James's Park was acquired by Henry VIII in 1532 and the Palace of St James's was built. Later on it was King Charles II who was well known for his love of the park who opened the park up to the public.

In the 1830's St James's Park was redesigned in a more romantic style by a man called John Nash.


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St James's Park and the 2012 Olympic Games

One of London's 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games hosts of the Olympic Beach Volleyball, Race Walk, Olympic Marathon, Paralympic Marathon and the Cycling Road Race.


What is there in St James's Park?

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The bandstand in St James's Park is a great place to enjoy a free concert during the summer months and the park also has a deckchair service so you can really relax and enjoy the surroundings.



We would like to also refer you to articles on our website we have written on other London Parks for you to enjoy;

Hyde Park

Hampstead Heath

Kensington Gardens

Kilburn Grange Park



Monuments in St James's Park and the surrounding area


Captain Cook Statue

This bronze statue of the explorer Captain Cook is located next to Admiralty Arch and was designed by Sir Thomas Brock.


Duke of York Statue

The Duke of York statue is in memory of the Commander in Chief of the British Army, Frederick William who was also the son of King George lll. The bronze statue is on a 124ft column which it is said is this tall so as to stop Frederick William's creditors reaching him as he died with many debts. The statue is located on the north side of The Mall.


South African Royal Artillery Memorial

Located on the South side of The Mall this memorial was unveiled by the Duke of Connaught and is in memory of members of the Royal Artillery that were killed between 1899 and 1902 in South Africa in the Boer War. The memorial is of a winged figure of peace made of bronze restraining a horse representing war.


Boy Statue

The Boy Statue was designed by C H Mabey and was originally a drinking fountain. This statue can be found on Birdcage Walk.


Graspan Royal Marines Memorial

Designed by Adrian Jones in memory of the Royal Marines who died in China and South Africa this memorial of two bronze figures representing those that lost their lives can be found next to Admiralty Arch.


Royal Navy Division Memorial

In memory of those who died during World War I this stone obelisk and fountain memorial was unveiled by Winston Churchill in 1925 and is located on the north west corner of Horse Guards Parade.

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Attractions close to St James's Park

Buckingham Palace

The home of the British Monarchy Buckingham Palace is close to St James's Park. The Palace welcomes approximately 50,000 people each year as guests and the State Rooms at the palace are open yearly to visitors.


Clarence House

Built between 1825 and 1827 Clarence House close to St James's Park is today the official residence of The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry. Clarence House was the home of the Queen Mother between 1953 until her death in 2002 and previous to this has also been the home of many other royal figures. C:\Users\earl\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\3EAF04SE\MC900415476[1].wmf


Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has been the coronation church since 1066 and is a church steeped in history. The abbey was first used as a place of worship by monks around the middle of the tenth century and is today still a place of worship. Westminster Abbey is full of amazing art such as its stained glass and beautiful architecture. As well as being the final resting place for many significant people the abbey has also been the location for many royal weddings.


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Houses of Parliament

The Houses of parliament also known as the Palace of Westminster is the central seat of government. It is made up of various buildings including the Clock Tower which is more commonly known as Big Ben, Victoria Tower which was built in 1860 and sits opposite Big Ben, the Commons Chambers and the Lords Chambers, Central Lobby and Westminster Hall which dates back to 1097.


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Home to Nelsons Column, Trafalgar Square is a major London landmark which is used for many activities, events and celebrations. At Christmas time Trafalgar Square is home to a huge Christmas trees which is given yearly as a gift from Norway.



Places and Parks close to St James's Park

St James's Park is in a great location close to places such as Belgravia, Mayfair and Knightsbridge and parks such as Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens and Regents Park.


Roads close to St James's Park

On one side of St James's Park is The Mall and on the other is Birdcage Walk. The A3214 and the A3212 also run close to St James's Park.


National Trust sites close to St James's Park

George Inn

The George Inn Public House is the capitals last remaining galleried inn and is a place we have visited and would definitely recommend for a journey back in time.

Blewcoat School

Blewcoat School was founded in 1688 and provided education for the poor. The school which got its name from the colour of the tunics the pupils wore was acquired by The National Trust in 1954


English Heritage sites close to St James's Park

St James's Park Station

St James's Park station and the office block above which was London's tallest office block in 1929 when it opened are Grade 1 listed with English Heritage.


Museums in the St James's Park area

The Guards Museum

The Guards Museum is an interesting place to visit and is within walking distance of St James's Park. The museum holds artefacts of Her Majesty's Foot Guards for the general public to see but is also used as an educational tool to help new Guardsmen to understand and learn about their regimental heritage.


Cabinet War Rooms

The Cabinet War Rooms on King Charles Street close to St James's Park are also worth a visit if you are in the St James's Park area. The cabinet war rooms (or underground bunkers) were used by the Prime Minister and his cabinet during World War II. The living accommodation for Winston Churchill and his family and staff can also be seen along with the ‘telephone scrambler system' concealed as a toilet from where Winston Churchill had many important conversations.

Residential Building Surveyors in the St James's Park area

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As Building Surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.


Commercial Building Surveyors in the St James's Park area

We also provide commercial building surveys in the St James's Park area, as well as a schedule of condition survey or a dilapidations report. Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in the St James's Park area on our free phone number 0800 298 5424 .



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the St James's Park area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date














Independent Surveyors

If you truly do want an independent expert opinion from a surveyor with regard to valuations, mortgages, mortgage companies, surveys, building surveys, structural reports/engineers reports/specific defects report, structural surveys, home buyers reports or any other property matters please contact our freephone number 0800 298 5424 for a surveyor to give you a call back.


Commercial Property

If you have a commercial property, whether it is freehold or leasehold then sooner or later you may get involved with dilapidation claims. You may wish to look at our Dilapidations Website at www.DilapsHelp.com and for Disputes go to our Disputes Help site www.DisputesHelp.com.


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