Please note that following an update to legislation, all roads within the Royal Parks now have a 20mph speed limit with immediate effect.
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 regularly check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities.
Did you know?
Pelicans have lived in St James’s Park for nearly 400 years. They were originally presented as a gift from the Russian Ambassador to King Charles II.
St James’s Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks and covers an area of nearly 57 acres.