Forthcoming Road Closures - London Marathon weekend
Roads around St James's Park will be closed from Friday 2 October until Monday 5 October 2020 to enable the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon elite races to take place. On race day (Sunday 4 October) there will still be public access to the park, but only via Queen Anne's gate. There will be no spectator viewing of the race in St. James’s Park. Please see the information leaflet for full details.
Please note that due to current circumstances, our catering outlets may be operating slightly different opening times and a reduced menu offer. Updated opening times for most of our cafes can be found here or please contact the outlet you are planning to visit directly. Telephone numbers are available on the outlet webpages.
We have implemented all necessary measures to protect our visitors’ safety and to provide a safe working environment for our attendants. During periods when the toilets are cleaned, we will temporarily close access to the facilities until cleaning is safely completed. We will keep our toilet provision under constant review.
From Monday 21st September public toilets within The Royal Parks will be open at newly updated times, listed on our updates page.
Please note that we are reintroducing charges for using these facilities from this date.
Please ensure you check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities.
The Green Park is a peaceful triangle of mature trees and grasslands and offers a quiet retreat from city life, right next to Buckingham Palace.
Visit a range of memorials, fountains and statues and look out for Royal Gun Salutes when ceremonial guns are fired to mark special royal occasions.
Did you know?
Rumour has it, back in the seventeenth century King Charles II's wife demanded all the flowers be removed from The Green Park after she caught him picking flowers there for another woman. The park still has no formal flowerbeds but is riot of yellow in spring, when around one million daffodil bulbs are in bloom.
The Green Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of just over 40 acres.
Replacement of Green Park wall, railings and hedgerow
The boundary wall, railings and hedgerow along the edge of Green Park on Piccadilly – from the entrance to Green Park tube up to the RAF Bomber Command memorial – are being replaced as part of the Westminster Ceremonial Streetscape Project. This project is a joint agency security project, led by the Metropolitan Police Service, which is working locally to replace temporary security barriers with permanent protection measures that blend into the historic setting of Westminster.
Work will begin on Monday 28 January, when park visitors will see a hoarding go up, and part of the existing hedgerow along the edge of Piccadilly will be removed. The work is expected to take several months but there will be no path or gate closures within Green Park, and disruption will be kept to a minimum. The existing hedgerow will be replaced with a new holly hedge.
Work will begin at the western end of the boundary (nearest to Wellington Arch) and will be carried out in 100m sections, in order to minimise disruption to park visitors and wildlife. To protect wildlife, all hedge removal will be stopped during bird nesting season.