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St. James' Square, London

St. James' Square - London, United Kingdom
St. James' Square
St. James Street, London, United Kingdom SW1Y 4RBMap
+44 20 7234 5800(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: City/ Square Mile
Overview

What was once a place for the wealthy and important, now is a place for business and leisure. St. James' Square features a garden at its center with an imposing statue of William III on a horse. Surrounding the garden are various buildings that house different business and other places of interest. This square, laid out in the 1670s, is one of the earliest in all of London and is historically significant. The most prestigious of families lived and wanted to live in the large homes surrounding the square including Dukes and Earls. The area was the most sought after because of their proximity to the important business and royal palaces. The famous have also resided along St. James' Square including General Eisenhower and de Gaulle during World War II.

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St. James' Square General Information
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Other
  • Nearest Train: Piccadilly Circus
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NEARBY HOTELS
Dukes Hotel
0.2 mi
Cafe Royal
0.2 mi
NEARBY RESTAURANTS
Mitsukoshi
0.1 mi
Petrichor
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Divo
0.1 mi
Rowley's
0.1 mi
NEARBY NIGHTLIFE
Plaza (The)
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Rowley's
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