St James's Park

A park in , Westminster

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Part of a composite Metropolitan site with Green Park and Buckingham Place Gardens, together these form a very large area of open space in central London. Although best known as calm and leafy places to escape the frantic hustle and bustle of the West End, the habitats in these parks also support a surprising diversity of birds and other wildlife.One of the longest established Royal Parks, St James's is an inspiring landscape set against a backdrop of imposing yet undeniably magnificent architecture. At one end is Horse Guards Parade with Whitehall beyond, while at the other is the focal point of our monarchy, Buckingham Palace. Since the 17th century the park has held an association with keeping and breeding exotic birds. Perhaps because of this there is also a strong tradition of feeding the birds, centred of course on the captive wildfowl, but extending also to an exceedingly tame local community of wild songbirds.Owned and managed by The Royal Parks, St James's Park won a Green Flag Award again in 20089. South Westminster Healthy Walks project uses this site � a Walking the Way to Health (WHI) scheme; see link for details.

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