Spanning nearly fifty seven acres St. James’ Park includes several tourist landmarks including: The Mall; a grand processional route which honours Queen Victoria. The Mall has been at the forefront of many a Royal procession, these incorporate coronations, state openings of Parliament and state visits.
The Horse Guards Parade; which is where the Trooping the Colour takes place every year to mark the official birthday of the British Sovereign for over 260 years, is the official entrance to St James’ Park and Buckingham Palace. The Horse Guards is the central building with a clock tower and archway and it dates back to the eighteenth century and was designed by William Kent, who was the Chief Architect to George II at the time.
The building is guarded by two mounted cavalry troopers of The Queen's Life Guard who are posted outside from 10am to 4pm daily. The Life Guard change takes place here at 11:00am daily and 10:00am on Sundays.
Once you’re done having a wonder around the stunning park you are able to enjoy a glorious rest stop at St. James’ Café. This quaint café is surrounded by a rich abundance of flora and fauna, you will also be able to experience stunning views of the fountain and lake from the contemporary roof terrace, external seating areas or looking through the panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows.
When you are planning your next visit to London, you can stay at Mercure London Paddington and explore St James’ Park a stunning London attraction.Book Now