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St James’s Park

St James Park

St James´s Park is the oldest of the Royal parks in London and is a charming green area located in the centre of the city just next to Buckingham Palace. In 1532, Henry VIII bought the area covering 23 hectares and used it as one of his many private hunting grounds. At the end of the 17th century, the area was transformed into a garden in the French style, after which Charles II ordered the new park to be built. St James’s Park is surrounded by Buckingham Palace, The Mall, St. James’s Palace and Horse Guards.