My favourite part of London is ironically the most touristy part. I love the area around St James Park and Trafalgar Square. St James Park is the first place I make a beeline to - then I know I'm in London. I find myself drawn to the area numerous times during the trip...I've had more than my share of "cuppas" at Cafe in the Crypt in St Martins-in-the-Field church.
So here is my post paying homage to one of my very favourite places to be in the world...a place I never grow tired of and one I could spend hours at - just sitting on a bench on a fine day watching life go by.
St James Park was established as a park in 1603 so it's been around a very long time. It's bordered on one end by Buckingham Palace and the other end by the Palace of Whitehall complete with horseguards. Along it's sides are Threadneedle street and the other St James Palace.
|St James Park has a lot of waterfowl of all types|
|Brightly decorated lawn chairs - you don't see these in the winter!|
|Now that the pigeons have been "kicked out" of Trafalgar Square St James Park is one of their favourite haunts|
|Glimpses of Whitehall and the London Eye|
|Whitehall Palace from the bridge|
|I could sit on one of these benches for ages|
|The waterfowl aren't adverse to any food either....this was taken in the winter...St James Park is a joy year round.|
|Buckingham Palace from the bridge|
|One of St James Parks four legged residents|