St. James’s Park
Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.
Although located right in the middle of London, I must shamefully admit I don’t visit St. James’s Park as often as I should. Sandwiched in between Buckingham Palace and Whitehall, this Royal Park is very picturesque and a testimony to the skills of its landscaper, John Nash. A spot popular with tourists, this photograph was taken from the famous Blue Bridge which offers splendid views over many iconic London landmarks.
Fun fact: Did you know that you can see the pelicans getting fed every day at 2:30pm? These large water birds have been a staple of the park since a Russian ambassador gifted them to King Charles II in 1664.