After Buckingham Palace, we will head to Horse Guards and it’s always a good idea to pass through one of London’s loveliest Royal parks, that’s St James’s Park which is surrounded by world-famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall right in the heart of the city.
Old St James’s Park can be seen in some episodes of The Crown where monarchs take a walk close to Buckingham Palace. In fact, it is arguably the city’s best park in every season.
St James’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of nearly 57 acres. Summer, fall, winter and spring, St James’s Park gives you great joy with the outstanding beauty of its landscape with animals, nature and the vegetation you can admire.
The park’s famous flower beds at the front of Buckingham Palace are a familiar backdrop to pageants including Trooping the Colour, as well as state visits and other ceremonial occasions.
Can you believe this? Pelicans have lived in St James’s Park for nearly 400 years. They were originally presented as a gift from the Russian Ambassador to King Charles II.
If we go back to the 1500s, Tudor times we should mention our big King Henry VIII who was also known for his love of hunting; he regularly used Regent’s Park as a hunting ground. St James’s Park wasn’t quite big enough for his needs, so he put it to use as an area for breeding young deer — once they were old enough, they were shipped off to Hyde Park and Regent’s Park to face their fate.