London St James’s Park

Walking up and down London’s streets could be an exhausting experience so why not pack some sandwiches and a blanket and head off to St James’s Park London, the oldest royal park in the city? Here are some facts that you might not know about this park that will help you make the most of your visit.

Get to know St James’s Park in London

St James’s Park is located between Buckingham Palace, The Mall and St James Palace. During the 16th Century Henry VIII purchased the land and it was then turned over to James I who kept exotic animals in the park such as camels, crocodiles and elephants.

It is the most eastern part of a chain of parks comprising Hyde Park, Green Park and Kensington Gardens. You can walk from one to another with ease and enjoy the beautiful lush green parks and water reservoirs.

Wondering how to get around in a big city such as London? There are many beautiful places to see in London, such as the royal parks, and the best way to get around, if you have limited time, is with a London hop on hop off bus pass. This pass will allow you to do what it says, hop on and hop off and this way save you time, money and energy. Don’t make the common mistake made by most tourists and rely on the London Underground to get around. It is not rare for the underground to get stuck, have delays and get overcrowded, especially on peak hours. Definitely avoid the trains during the hot days as air conditioning is not a luxury you can enjoy in London. There is always the possibility of walking around London, as most of the attractions are located adjacent to one another, just remember to bring your walking shoes and umbrella as the English weather is highly unpredictable.

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Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

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