Located in front of Buckingham Palace, St James’s Park was originally part of the grounds for St James’s Palace nearby

It is the oldest of the royal parks and was named after a leper hospital that used to exist nearby.

St James’s Park was redesigned in 1828 for public use and its layout comprising curving walks and lakes became the model for the design of later parks.

With its waterfowl and other wildlife, and numerous park benches, St James’s Park is a great place for resting.

Visit St James’s park on the royal walk.

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