Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  London  /  St. James's Palace

St. James's Palace, London

3.8
St. James's Palace is located in London. St. James's Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, London Edition.
Create an itinerary including St. James's Palace
map
St. James's Palace Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
102 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • This place is not for the public visit, nevertheless I do recommend it. It is a hidden gem of London history. In the Summer time, around 11:50am you can witness a change of Royal Guards from the backs...  more »
  • Although St James' Palace is closed to the public, it's worth walking by the outside on the street. You can see clearly 'layers' of architecture as the building has been changed and expanded over time...  more »
  • Is one of the most iconic and historic palaces in London, built by Henry VIII. Was the Royal residence for over 300 years. Compare the arquitetara, typical of the Tudor era, with Buckingham Palace, Victorian ... a lesson in history and architecture, there is no tourist information on site-go read your previously prepared.
    View original
Google
  • I thought the royal guards were on duty 24 hours a day. There was no guards here today and the only few spots where get got to see the guards, it was virtually impossible to take a picture and they were very far away. Also, there is a chain keeping the public even further away from the gate so it is not what you think. I thought that the guards were more accessible. Not really! Same with the royal palace. The guards are far and it is hot!
  • Historical site with much information. You cannot go inside, but there are a few free tours that talk about history as well as ghosts that reside in the Palace. There are also some large parks with lots of open space and beautiful sights.
  • Time it right and you will see the guards. Plenty to see and the park is always interesting.
  • St. James's Palace was build in Tudor times by probably one of the most famous Tudors of them all- King Henry VIII. The Palace took an important place in the British history and it was the official residence of the monarch until in 1837 Queen Victoria moved the monarchy in Buckingham Palace. St. James's Palace is still active and here the Queen and the members of the royal family welcome most of their guests. Located next to the Mall, the palace is in a walking distance from Buckingham palace, Trafalgar Square and even Big Ben. It is very easy to reach via underground/metro (both Green Park and Charring Cross stations are close by). If you have found this information useful and interesting then you may like the videos we make about the city. There's a special one about this palace which can give you more stories and facts including an answer to the question "Why it wasn't normal for a building to have that many chimneys in those days". To find the video simply search for "curious pavel st james" in YouTube.
  • Great venue for Gold DofE presentation, helpful staff who are very knowledgeable about the palace.

Plan your trip to London

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in London

Many of London's main attractions are spread out, so nearby public transportation is key. There is no downtown area as such in London, and some of the least expensive hotels have more convenient access to tourist sites than the costlier ones. For a quintessential London experience, consider staying in the West End. This part of town offers excellent theaters, historical sites, and eating and shopping options for every taste. Lodging won’t be cheap, but you’ll have the colorful variety of London life right at your doorstep. Look at Notting Hill or Chelsea for charming and less expensive boutique hotels and B&Bs.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in London by other users

22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in London, Manchester & Isle of Skye BY A USER FROM INDIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in London & Switzerland BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in London SEE PLAN December, kids, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM NIGERIA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in London BY A USER FROM BELGIUM December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 26 days in Europe & Asia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, teens, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans