Hire a deckchair in one of London’s parks

Address:
, London 51.503121 -0.133044
Dates & Time:
to
10 AM to 6 PM (but 10 AM to 10 PM during the Summer)
They stop selling ticket 2 hours before closing
Tickets & Cost:
£1.60 (up to one hour), £2.60 (up to 2 hours); £3.60 (up to 3 hours), £4.60 (up to 4 hours); £8 (all day)
Note: If you pay for the deckchair online beforehand then you must show some photo ID alongside your printed ticket (eg. a passport or driving licence) -- it might sound silly to have to show your passport just to hire a deckchair, but it's true!
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Telephone:
The contact number for St. James’s Park is +44 (0) 300 061 2350
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Buses:
The following bus routes go near St. James’s Park: 3, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 148, 159, 211, 453
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Trains:
The best London underground train stations to visit St. James’s Park are St. James’s Park Westminster
Note: The actual closest train station to St. James’s Park is St Jamess Park
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If you fancy having a sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching, or topping up your tan in one of London's Royal parks (unlikely in London!), then how how about hiring a deckchair? It's quite a nice way to wile away an hour while having your lunch. Note: Deckchairs are only available between March and October, weather permitting.

The prettiest parks are definitely St. James's Park and Regent's Park, which both have pretty views and some ducks and geese by the water (although St. James's Park is probably the best, as it's more central). They also both have cafes where you can buy a cup of tea. You can hire deckchairs in Hyde Park, Green Park and Kensington Gardens, but they aren't as pretty.

St. James's Park -- the deckchair area can be found on the patch of grass between the Mall and the lake, close to the Inn the Park restaurant. This park is close to Trafalgar Square, Horse Guards Parade and Buckingham Palace, so there are plenty of places to visit afterwards. Maybe you could time it so you can see the Changing the Guard parade beforehand? Read Craig's review of St James's Park, and feel free to ask him some questions.

Regent's Park -- the deckchair area is between the lake and Queen Mary's Gardens. Maybe you can spend the rest of the day at London Zoo? Madame Tussauds and the Sherlock Holmes Museum are only a short walk away. Or how about climbing to the top of Primrose Hill for a fantastic view of London's skyline? Have a read of Craig's review of Regent's Park before you decide, because it has lots of handy info.

Hyde Park -- the deckchairs are on the north and south sides of the Serpentine, and also to the west of Marble Arch. Craig has been to Hyde Park many times, and if you're feeling energetic then you might like a long walk around the lake. You could also drop in at Speakers' Corner and see if there are any speeches taking place.

Green Park -- the deckchairs are in the corner closest to Green Park tube station. This is quite a plain park, and there's not much to see inside (read Craig's review). But it is very close to Buckingham Palace, Apsley House and the posh shops on Piccadilly.

Kensington Gardens -- the deckchairs can be found on the south side of the Round Pond, close to Kensington Palace. The Albert Memorial is worth a look at as well. Read Craig's review of Kensington Gardens for some more picture of the landmarks in the park.

 

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St. James’s Park events in London

If you like outdoor events at St. James’s Park, then you might also like these other London events…

Listen to a speech at Speakers’ Corner – Every Sunday (around noon)Listen to a speech at Speakers' Corner, where the public can discuss whatever they like -- all in the name of free speech.

A leisurely stroll around Little Venice – Every dayHave a nice walk around Little Venice, past all the pretty houseboats, and stop for a cup of tea in one of the nice cafes.

Guided tour of Highgate Cemetery – Every dayHave a guided tour around Highgate Cemetery, and enjoy one of the most atmospheric and historic cemeteries in London.

Enjoy the view from Primrose Hill – Every dayPrimrose Hill is a lot higher than it looks, and boasts one of the finest views of the London skyline from anywhere in the city.

Volunteer to help out at Spitalfields City Farm – Every daySpitalfields City Farm is a nice place to take your kids, but did you know that you can volunteer to help out on the farm?

See London’s skyline from Parliament Hill – Every dayEnjoy London's skyline from the top of Parliament Hill, which takes in the Gherkin, London Eye, St Paul's and Canary Wharf.

Sunday football on Hackney Marshes – Every SundayHackney Marshes is the home of Sunday league football, with over 70 matches played between dozens of amateur teams.

 

If you like St. James’s Park, then you might also like…

> Kensington Gardens events If you like the St. James’s Park then you might like these events at London’s Kensington Gardens as well
> Hyde Park events If you can’t find any events at the St. James’s Park then maybe you can try the Hyde Park in London
 

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