Hire a deckchair in one of London’s parks

St. James’s Park, London 51.503121 -0.133044
Dates & Time:
10 AM to 6 PM (10 AM to 10 PM during the Summer), weather permitting
Tickets will cease being sold 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)
You must show some photo ID, e.g. a passport or driving licence (it might sound silly to have to show your passport just to hire a deckchair, but it's true!)
See parkdeckchairs.co.uk for more information
The contact number for St. James’s Park is +44 (0) 300 061 2350
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The following bus routes go near St. James’s Park: 3, 11, 12, 24, 29, 53, 77A, 88, 91, 148, 159, 211, 453
London bus fares 2016
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
London train fares 2016
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Read The London Craig blog> Craig’s review of St. James’s Park  I’ve been here before. Check out my London blog for a review, with photos

If you fancy having a sit-down and doing a bit of people-watching, or topping up your tan (unlikely in London!), then how how about hiring a deckchair in one of London's beautiful Royal Parks? It's a nice way to wile away an hour or two whilst having your lunch.

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
Regent's Park -- in the area between the lake and Queen Mary's Gardens
Hyde Park -- on the north and south sides of the Serpentine, and to the west of Marble Arch
Green Park -- in the corner close to Green Park tube station
Kensington Gardens -- on the south side of the Round Pond

Deck chairs are only available between March and October, weather permitting.

Craig has never actually hired a deckchair, but he has written a review of all the London parks on his blog, and included some photographs so you can see what they are like. Here are his reviews for the best two: St. James's Park and Regent's Park.

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