St. James's and The Mall, London
The Mall is a promenade that was laid out in the time of Charles II. It is the official approach to Buckingham Palace.
On the southern side of The Mall is St. James' Park. It is one of the nicest parks in London, with a lake and plenty of birds. It was once a marsh which was drained by Henry VIII to be used as his personal hunting grounds. Under Charles II, it was turned into a pedestrian park. It is a great place to take a walk and enjoy a nice day.
A memorial dedicated to officers, royal regiment of artillery corps, royal engineers, royal army medical corps, and others who lost their lives in WWI is located in St. James's Park facing Horse Guards Parade on the eastern side of the park.
Saint James’s Park is an area once owned by the Crown (Henry VIII had it turned into a deer chase). It was opened to the public by Charles II.
It has a small lake with two islands.
It was designed by Sir Aston Webb as a memorial to Queen Victoria.
The central gate is usually closed as only the sovereign may pass through it.
St James's Park is my favourite of London's parks. It's great to stroll through it on a sunny Summer's day!
This is a small rockery in St James's Park, not far from Duck Island. It looked too nice not to take a photo :D
This arch is a gateway between Trafalgar Square and the Alley. It was built in 1910 as a tribute to Queen Victoria. It has three archways. It's seen very good from Trafalgar Square.
A peaceful and relaxing english park with a nice little pond with ducks, wild goose and swans.It's an ideal place to relax after your visit in Buckingham Palace.
This picture was taken about 30 years ago when I took my nephew to London for his birthday treat. Feeding the birds is a great passtime whilst visiting this wonderful parkland.
St James Park is just one of the beautiful green spaces found in central London. It is so pleasant to just stroll through the park and do some nature and people watching.
During the walk from Buckingham Palace to Parliament, we walked pass St. James' Park. It's a very nice park with many giant dugs and birds.
It's nicer when trees turn colorful during spring.
Near pakingham palace you can see st.james park a beauty and quite park , the walk inside it is beauty , many tress ,birds ,and it,s door,s is very beautiful .
A great road to walk and gaze along, admiring not only the Palace at the end, but the buildings either side of the road.
It's a nice big park in front of Buckingham palace. There is nothing here you won't find in similar large size urban parks, but it's still pleasant to walk around and relax away from the noise.
St. James Park, by Buckingham Palace. It's a beautiful park with a lake that has many types of birds. Really nice!