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St James's Park London St James's Park is about 1 mile west of Charing Cross, Westminster, generally accepted as the place for measuring the distance to and from London. It is the oldest Royal Park in London and is surrounded by three palaces, Westminster (now the Houses of Parliament), St James's Palace and Buckingham Palace. (Photo right: Guards Museum on the edge of St James's Park. For details see attractions below). If you are flying to/from London, Stanstead airport is about 34 miles from St James's Park, London Heathrow airport is about 16 miles, London Gatwick airport is about 30 miles and London city airport is about 7 miles. Your nearest mainline rail link to St James's Park is Victoria station and it is about 1/2 mile from Victoria Coach station. If you intend to travel on the London Tube/Underground, please use the

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RAILWAY / TUBE STATIONS around St James's Park :-

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  • St. James Park Station, Petty France, London, SW1H 0QW. Circle / District line.
  • Bond Street Station, Oxford Street, London, W1R 1FE. Central / Jubilee line.
  • Piccadilly Circus Station, Piccadilly, LONDON, W1V 9LB. Piccadilly / Bakerloo line.
  • Embankment Station, Embankment Place, London, WC2N 6NS. Circle / District / Northern (Charing Cross branch) / Bakerloo line.
  • Green Park Station, Piccadilly, London, SW1A 1BS. Piccadilly / Victoria / Jubilee line.
  • RAILWAY STATION:
  • Charing Cross, The Strand, London, Greater London, WC2N 5HF.

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Attractions Trocadero Centre, 1 Picadilly Circus, London W1D 7DH. The London Trocadero is a centre of leisure, shopping and entertainment located in the heart of the West end. Pubs, theaters, and the museum "Guinness World of Records". Free admission to the Trocadero, individual attractions are separately priced. Nearest Underground Stations: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square. www.londontrocadero.com. About 400 yards from St James's Park.

London Trocadero

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Attractions Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London SW1E 6HQ. Tel: 020 7414 3271. The London Guards Museum is a fascinating insight into the history of the military in the capital and is unique among London museums as it was not originally intended for public view. The Guards Museum London was created as an educational tool for the newest intake of Guardsmen and includes displays of uniform for the five Royal regiments dating from the Civil War, with details of the nature and origin of their ceremonial duties right up to their contemporary role. On the edge of St James's Park. Gain free entry to Guards Museum – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Guards Museum

Attractions Admiralty Arch,The Mall, SW1A 2WH. The Mall. Leading from the southwest corner of Trafalgar Square into The Mall, this quintuple arched ceremonial gateway is one of London's most famous landmarks. About 200 yards from St James's Park.

Attractions Buckingham Palace, The Mall, London SW1A 1AA. Tel: (+44) (0)20 7930. Buckingham Palace has been the official London residence of the British monarch since Queen Victoria ascended the throne in 1837. About 100 yards from St James's Park.

Buckingham Palace

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Attractions The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1A 1AA. Tel: 020 7766 7301. The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is a permanent space dedicated to changing exhibitions from the Royal collection – an astonishing and wide-ranging collection of paintings, sculpture and other works of art as well as a glittering array of priceless treasure held in trust for the National by Her Majesty the Queen. This is a popular site for London visitors who love art. About 100 yards from St James's Park. Gain free entry to The Queen’s Gallery – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

The Queen’s Gallery

Attractions Blewcoat School Gift Shop, 23 Caxton Street, Westminster, London SW1H 0PY. Tel: 020 7222 2877. Early 18th-century school for the poor, now the National Trust's London shop. National Trust. Charges apply. In St James's.

Blewcoat School Gift Shop

AttractionsThe Cenotaph is the War memorial in Whitehall, designed by Edward Lutyens and created from Portland stone. On the Sunday nearest to 11th November at 11.00am each year, a remembrance service is held here, to commemorate the British Empire and Commonwealth servicemen, who died in the two world wars. About 100 yards from St James's Park.

Cenotaph

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Attractions Jewel Tower, Abingdon Street, London SW1P 3JX. Tel: 020 7222 2219. Commissioned by Edward III around 1365, Jewel Tower was originally built to house the King’s personal treasures – hence the name – and had a moat dug around it for extra protection. It was also known as the King’s Privy Wardrobe. It remains virtually unaltered today and is one of the only two complete buildings remaining from the medieval Palace Of Westminster. About 200 yards from St James's Park. Gain free entry to Jewel Tower – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

Jewel Tower

Attractions Clarence House, London SW1A 1BA. Tel; (0)20 7930 4832. Clarence House, The Mall is a royal residence attached to St. James's Palace and sharing the palace's garden. For nearly 50 years from 1953 to 2002 it was home to Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. In St James's.

Clarence House

Attractions Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA, contains the buildings that have been, for over 200 years, the official residences of two of the most senior British cabinet ministers, the First Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Prime Minister, and the Second Lord of the Treasury, an office held by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In St James's.

Downing Street

Attractions Horse Guards Parade, Whitehall, SW1 is a large parade ground off Whitehall. It is the site of the annual ceremonies of Trooping the Colour, which commemorates the monarch's official birthday. In St James's.

Attractions New Scotland Yard, Broadway, London, SW1H 0BG. Tel: 020 7230 1212.
The headquarters of the Metropolitan Police Service, responsible for policing Greater London. Located in Westminster, about 450 metres away from the Houses of Parliament.
About 100 yards from St James's Park.

Attractions Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London SW1H 9NH. Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 8010. A unique and historic building, centrally positioned across the road from Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament. It is a conference and exhibition centre, a concert hall, an art gallery, serviced offices, a Methodist church, a tourist attraction and a public café. About 100 yards from St James's Park.

Central Hall

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Attractions The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW1A 2ER. Tel: 020 7930 4179. Designed by Inigo Jones for King James I and completed in 1622, The Banqueting House is the only complete surviving building of Whitehall Palace, the sovereign’s principal residence from 1530 until 1698 when it was destroyed by fire. It was also the site of King Charles I execution in 1649. Gain free entry to Banqueting House – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass.

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Attractions Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, London, SW1Y 4DN. Box Office: 0870 060 6637. Nearest Underground is Piccadilly Circus, the nearest train station is Charing Cross. About 300 yards from St James's Park.

Comedy Theatre

Attractions Her Majestys Theatre, Haymarket, London SW1Y 4QL. Nearest Underground is Piccadilly Circus, the nearest train station is Charing Cross. About 300 yards from St James's Park.

Her Majestys Theatre

Attractions Theatre Royal Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT. Tickets: +44 (0)870 901 3356. The nearest tube is Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly Line and Bakerloo Line), with buses to Haymarket and Piccadilly Circus stopping near the theatre. The nearest train station is Charing Cross. About 300 yards from St James's Park.

Theatre Royal Haymarket

Attractions Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1. Tel 020 7930 6844. The Mall Galleries are on the Mall at the Admiralty Arch end by Trafalgar Square. About 100 yards from St James's Park.

Mall Galleries

Attractions The Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 0AA Tel: +44 (0) 20 7219 3000 - otherwise known as The Palace of Westminster, is where the House of Lords and the House of Commons meet to conduct their business. The Palace lies on the north bank of the River Thames in the London borough of the City of Westminster, close by other government buildings in Whitehall. About 100 yards from St James's Park.

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Attractions City Cruises Thames River Cruise. Tel: 020 77 400 400. See and experience the sights and splendour of this great city from the relaxed comfort of a City Cruises modern, all-weather, wheelchair-friendly RiverLinerTM with open upper decks and spacious lower saloons with panoramic windows. There is a pier at Westminster, close to St James's Park. Gain free entry to City Cruises Thames – and dozens of other London Attractions - with the London Pass. The London Pass offers a Red River Rover ticket, allowing you to hop on and hop off any of the city cruises boats all day.

City Cruises Thames

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