Just a stone’s throw from St. Ermin’s, St. James’s Park is the oldest of the Royal Parks. We love it for its red squirrels and pelicans. The red squirrels are everywhere. You’ll find the pelicans strutting awkwardly on Duck Island at the east end of the park. Pelicans were first introduced into St. James’s Park in 1664 as a gift from the Russian Ambassador. When you visit their nesting grounds, make sure check out the fairy tale birdkeeper cottage.
Other landmarks? The Blue Bridge in the center of the park is a hit for parents and their small folk. It’s a great place to feed the ducks. It has views across St James’s Park lake, to Buckingham Palace to the west, and the Horse Guards Parade, Big Ben, and the London Eye towards the east.
St. James’s Park, Royalparks.org.uk/parks/st-jamess-park
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