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St. James's Park: Tours & Tickets


St. James's Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

London: Children's Bus Tour with Commentary

1. London: Children's Bus Tour with Commentary

Join the bus at the meeting point and be whisked around London. Head past some of the main sights of the British capital on a non-stop tour that is specially designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12. Learn about the history of the major landmarks from the live kid-friendly commentary. The onboard guide will provide stories and insights to captivate children’s imaginations.  Drive past the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Pall Mall, Piccadilly Circus, Downing Street, and many more and more on this bus tour. Additionally, get free access to the open-top double-decker bus app allowing you to locate the main attractions, locate the point of departure, prepare your visit ahead, and enjoy self-guided walking tours.

London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

2. London: Big Bus Open-Top Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour

Discover what London has to offer on a hop-on hop-off tour of the English capital. Pass iconic landmarks, including Buckingham Palace, London Eye, and Big Ben with audio commentary available on board. Choose from a selection of tickets and routes. You can also explore London on foot with a live guide with a choice of 3 daily walking tours (included in Premium & Deluxe tickets). Walking Tours last about 1.5-2 hours. Changing of the Guard Walking Tour – 10 AM – Stop 7 (Trafalgar Square) Royal Platinum Jubilee Walk – 1 PM – Stop 1 (Green Park Underground) Jack the Ripper – 4 PM – Stop 16 (Tower of London) Classic Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 1 day (24 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction Premium Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 2 days (48 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction Panoramic evening tour A choice of 3 live guided walking tours Deluxe Ticket Hop-on, hop-off for 3 days (72 hours from time of redemption) Single river cruise between Westminster and Tower of London – either direction Panoramic evening tour A choice of 3 live guided walking tours Discover London via 3 specially-designed routes covering over 45 stops: Red Route The Red route takes in the best of historic London including Big Ben, the London Eye, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Frequency: approx. every 10-20 minutes. Blue Route The Blue Route is a comprehensive route covering all of central London from Kensington Palace in the West to the Tower of London in the East. Stops include Harrods, the South Kensington Museums, and Madame Tussauds. Frequency: approx. every 10-20 minutes. River Cruise A Classic ticket includes a river cruise from Westminster to the Tower of London (in either direction) whilst the Premium and Deluxe tickets include a Single river cruise between Westminster and the Tower of London (in either direction). The river cruise includes live commentary in 8 languages. See top London attractions lining the Thames, including Tower Bridge, HMS Belfast, Shakespeare's Globe, and the Tate Modern. Departure times for the river cruise are approximately every 45 minutes. Panoramic Evening Tour The panoramic evening tour is included in the Premium & Premium Plus ticket types. Discover the magic of London as the city becomes illuminated in the evening. Hop on for a one-round panoramic tour past London's top landmarks as the sun begins to set. The tour departs daily at 06:00 PM from bus stop 11 at The London Eye.

London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

3. London: Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Capture the heart of the city’s culture, landmarks and history on this London bus tour, while sipping a lovely cup of tea and enjoying the exquisite tastes of England. Indulge in High Tea, which is accompanied by an array of tasty sandwiches and delicious cakes and pastries. Your London bus driver will take you round several iconic sites, such as Big Ben, The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St James’s Park, Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall, Marble Arch, Nelson’s Column, Downing Street and more. This sightseeing tour lasts approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes depending on traffic. Nothing beats a good cuppa, so experience the beating heart of England like a local!

London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

4. London's Palaces and Parliament Walking Tour

See more than 20 of London's most iconic sights on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore the City of Westminster, one of the most popular tourist locations in London. Learn fun facts about the history of the area and how it developed, as you pass by many of its iconic monuments. Head through Green Park to Buckingham Palace where on selected days you can watch the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony. Walk down The Mall, a tree-lined, royal road, adorned with Royal Parks and Royal Palaces.  Travel to Parliament Square where you will see Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. View some of the most famous sights in London, including: Buckingham Palace, the Victoria Memorial, St James's Park, Green Park, St James's Palace, Big Ben, Downing Street, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye and Trafalgar Square.

London: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

5. London: 4-Hour Private Walking Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private 4-hour sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 10:00. Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, official residence of the Royal Family. See the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony. Marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Then, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

Buckingham Palace Tickets with Royal Walking Tour

6. Buckingham Palace Tickets with Royal Walking Tour

Meet your local guide at a location near Buckingham Palace and head out on a guided walking tour of this most royal part of London. The guide will provide fascinating background information about the Palace and the royal family, as well as the magnificent St. James's Palace, which was built by Henry VIII. On this 2.5-hour program you'll also visit the beautiful St. James's Park, The Mall, built to resemble a giant red carpet leading up to the Palace, and pass by Clarence House, also a royal palace and home to Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. After a relaxing walking tour you’ll have the unique opportunity of visiting the interior of Buckingham Palace. The royal residence is open to visitors for a limited time each year and it seems that just about everyone would like to get inside! The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh open the doors of Buckingham Palace to visitors for just a 2-month period each year. Tickets give you guaranteed access and there will be no waiting in line. Marvel at the lavish apartments, sparkling chandeliers and sumptuous furnishings. The rooms you’ll visit house some of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection, such as exquisite pieces of Sèvres porcelain and some of the finest English and French furniture in the world. With the official Palace audio guide you’ll learn all about palace residents, history, and traditions as well as stories about the furnishings and ornaments. Many of these items were gifts over the centuries from heads of state from around the globe.

March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Ceremony

7. March with the Guards: Changing of the Guard Ceremony

As the people begin to jostle in front of Buckingham Palace to watch the Changing of the Guard, this tour takes you away from the crowds and over to St. James Palace to witness the guards preparing to make their famous march. Believe it or not, it’s not all for show; these are real soldiers with real weapons carrying out their daily duty of protecting the Palace. Hear about what their duties include and the significance of their highly-symbolic uniforms. As the soldiers leave, you will be able to march alongside them (no, you don’t get to wear a hat), then head over to a special vantage point near the Wellington Barracks, home to all the Foot Guard’s Bands, that lets you get as close as possible to the action. Next, stroll across St. James’s Park and learn about the history of this royal green space which is among the most famous of the green spaces that cover nearly 47% of greater London. Arriving at the Horse Guards Parade, watch the equally-impressive, but often overlooked Changing of the Queen’s Life Guard, which features mounted, armor-clad soldiers and their immaculately groomed steeds.

The History of London Guided Walking Tour

8. The History of London Guided Walking Tour

Learn about Chaucer at Westminster Abbey and bump into the Prime Minister at 10 Downing Street. This small group tour will pass through the lush green parks, bustling crowds, and manicured squares that make up this fascinating urban landscape. Discuss Big Ben at the House of Parliament and pass through the famed Trafalgar Square. Your guides will share stories about monarchs and leaders, like Queen Elizabeth II and Winston Churchill, while also taking advantage of your local guide, who will be more than willing to share their favorite addresses as you explore together. And yes, they can even tell you where to go for a pint and some fish and chips – there’s some history to learn there as well! Highlights Generally Include: Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, 10 Downing St, Home of British Prime Minister,Westminster Abbey, St James's Park, Churchill’s war cabinet bunker

London: 2-Hour Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

9. London: 2-Hour Customizable Walking Tour with Private Guide

Create your dream tour of London with this customizable walking tour. Enjoy an intimate introduction to England's capital on a private 2-hour sightseeing tour of Central London, and see some of the city's most iconic sights. Your private guide will meet you at Westminster tube station (exit 1). Discuss the flexible itinerary before you set off. Go to Buckingham Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family and see the balcony where Prince William kissed his new wife Catherine in 2011. Then, watch the Queen’s Foot Guard march to a military band at the Changing of the Guards ceremony and marvel at the eye-catching outfits and bearskin hats. Continue to Westminster Abbey, final resting place of kings, queens, poets, and statesmen. Admire architectural details of the former Benedictine monastery, including the stone cloisters, Chapter House and Strong Room. Take in the Clock Tower, home to Big Ben, and the marvelous Gothic edifice of the Houses of Parliament. Finally, walk up Whitehall, past Banqueting House and No. 10 Downing Street, to arrive at Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery.

London Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. London Self-Guided Audio Tour

Download a vibrant MP3 self-guided audio tour combined with a fully detailed map of the area of your tour. The city of London is one of the most bustling cities in the world with many attractions and buildings to see. This eclectic audio tour will highlight the amazing and historic Trafalgar Square where you'll learn about its history, and you'll see the iconic Big Ben in the Elizabeth Tower, one of the most famous sights in London. Also on this tour you will see Buckingham Palace, the Palace of Westminster, Admiralty Arch, St James' Palace, Clarence House and St James' Park, Westminster Abbey, Downing Street, Horse Guard Parade, St James' Square. These are must sees for anyone on a short visit to the UK capital and this tour takes the frustration out of not knowing where to go, how to get there or what you will see. 

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What people are saying about St. James's Park

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,072 reviews

Would definitely recommend. Went with 2 boys aged 5 and they loved it. They stayed focused for the whole time. Well worth it. Would do it again.

A fantastic way to see London and the host was so good with the young ones! Absolutely recommend for trying to see everything with little ones!

Wit had the bus for 3 days and it took us everywhere. We needed only 1 x a public. Bus, everything else with Bit Bus Tours and walking

It was a good trip. You did see some surprising things that we would have absolutely missed otherwise.

Really enjoyable . See all major attractions in comfort but the commentary is a bit juvenile !