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Public notice:

Public toilets
Our parks currently have limited toilet facilities open (typically one block per park) so please take this into consideration when planning your visit. These facilities will initially be open from 12:00 – 19:00.

In St. James's Park this is located by Marlborough Gate. Details for other parks can be found here

We will be evaluating these first ‘trial’ blocks, with the intention of opening more in the coming weeks while adhering to the government’s safety guidance. We ask that visitors show respect to others as well as the natural environment, so that the parks remain pleasant places for everyone to enjoy.


Please ensure you regularly check our updates page for the very latest information about park closures and access to facilities.


St James’s Park includes The Mall and Horse Guards Parade, and is surrounded by landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Clarence House and Whitehall.

The park’s famous flower beds at the front of Buckingham Palace are a familiar backdrop to pageants including Trooping the Colour, as well as state visits and other ceremonial occasions.

Enjoy impressive views of the lake and fountain from St James’s Café, watch the resident pelicans at feeding time, or while away a sunny afternoon in a deckchair.

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.

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We are the charity for London's eight amazing Royal Parks

We care for each of London's Royal Parks for everyone now and in the future to explore, value and enjoy.

Covering over 5,000 acres of historic parkland, the parks provide beautiful green spaces right in the heart of the capital where you can escape the hustle and bustle of the city. They're a place for you to relax and unwind, exercise and clear your mind. If it's history and architecture you're after, we have hundreds of buildings, statues and memorials, giving a fascinating insight into London's heritage.

Find out more about who we are and what we do.

A statement on public memorials

The Royal Parks cares for a large number of statues and memorials which mark historical figures and events. All of these are on public display in our parks and open spaces. We believe that we should provide fair and balanced information about the individuals and events that are being commemorated and set out the context in which the memorials were erected.

Given the understandable concern about memorials, particularly those that are considered to celebrate figures who supported and profited from slavery, we will be undertaking a review of the major memorials in our care. This will include looking at the interpretation and information we provide to ensure that we do not provide a sanitised or one-sided view of history.

Our organisation seeks to support equality, diversity and inclusion in all of its work and continues to do all it can to achieve this.

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