Guards Museum (The)
Guards Museum (The)


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Birthplace of:
Queen Anne Charles II George III George IV James VII Mary II
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Food Legends:
Reform Cutlets
Hauntings and Ghosts:
The Red Lady of St James’s Park
Folk Customs:
April Fools Day
Baddeley Cake
Beating the Tower Boundaries
Blessing of the Throats
Bonfire Night
Changing of the Quill
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Footbridge Rent of one Red Rose
Hot Cross Buns for the Widow’s son
Mass for the executed Charles I
Quit Rents Ceremony
Vintners' Company Procession

St James's Events

Charles I Commemoration Ceremony
Royal Epiphany Gifts Service
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St James's is an exclusive and expensive area of central London, long associated with royalty, aristocracy and upmarket retailing. Many of its original, grand houses have been converted into offices, but the privileged air of St James's still circulates around its palaces, fine terraces and gentlemen's clubs. The district is framed by Piccadilly, Green Park, The Mall and St James's Park, and Haymarket, and its foremost buildings are the royal residences. St James's Palace, built by Henry VIII, today hosts ceremonial and state events, and is also home to Princess Anne and Princess Alexandra. The neighbouring Clarence House, where the late Queen Mother lived, now accommodates Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and princes William and Harry. A short walk away, at the head of The Mall, is Buckingham Palace, which opens up some of its 775 rooms to visitors every summer. Elsewhere, guided tours of The Guards Museum are available, Jermyn Street is notable for its numerous tailors, St James's Street is the place to buy superior wines and Cuban cigars, the King Street area houses Christie's auctioneers, as well as pricey art and antiques shops, and Carlton House Terrace parades some stunning, Grade I-listed architecture by John Nash.


Buckingham Palace
Clarence House
Guards Museum (The)
Mall Galleries
Royal Mews
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace


50 St James


Chapel Royal


St James's Club & Hotel

Conference Centre

22 Jermyn Street
Pall Mall


Al Duca
Avenue (The)
Avenue Restaurant
Brasserie Roux
Fortnum & Mason
Greens Restaurant and Oyster Bar
Il Vicolo
Jago Restaurant & Rockwell Bar

Just Oriental
Just St James
Le Caprice Restaurant
Mint Leaf
One Twenty One Two
Rowley's Restaurant
St James's Club & Hotel
The Library
The Stafford London by Kempinski
The Stafford Restaurant


H Batra & Co
Haeems Ralph & Co
Roshanian Payman Irvin
Thrings LLP


ICA Theatre

Sports Clubs

Royal Ocean Racing Club (Sailing)


The Economist Shop
Jones the Bootmaker
Emma Willis
Harvie & Hudson
Turnbull & Asser
D R Harris & Co
Pankhurst at Alfred Dunhill
Truefitt & Hill
Paxton & Whitfield
Charles Tyrwhitt
James Lock & Co Ltd


Asian Art Gallery
Carlton Smith J
Davis Kenneth (Works Of Art) Ltd
Franses S Ltd

Harvey Patricia
Philip Trevor & Sons Ltd

Places to Stay near St James's

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The Cavendish London (0.02 miles)

The Cavendish London

Located on prestigious Jermyn Street in the heart of London's Piccadilly. Guests will discover that Theatreland, Buckingham Palace, The Houses of Parliament and London's most exclusive shopping districts are on the doorstep. Perfect for a ... More | visit website

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22 Jermyn Street (0.12 miles)

22 Jermyn Street
Founded in 1915 and in the third generation of Togna family ownership, this 13 suite/5 studio room luxury 'gem of a hotel' is wonderfully located 75 metres from Piccadilly Circus, the heart of London.

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St James's Hotel and Club (0.18 miles)

St  James
After undergoing an extensive 18-month refurbishment, this stunning 5-star hotel offers understated contemporary style, classical elegance and a long tradition of offering the highest standards of hospitality and service.
This London townhouse has a superb location ... More | visit website
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The Stafford London by Kempinski (0.19 miles)

The Stafford London by Kempinski
The Stafford London by Kempinski is one of the City’s best kept secrets - a luxurious and elegant home tucked away in the historic St James's. The newly refurbished hotel is located within walking distance ... More | visit website
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Dukes Hotel (0.20 miles)

Dukes Hotel

Discreetly located in the heart of Mayfair, Dukes is within easy access of all the major attractions of central London. The 90 bedroom hotel has recently completed a fabulous renovation throughout. The new design of ... More | visit website

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Browns Hotel (0.22 miles)

Browns Hotel
Proudly perched at one of the most desirable addresses in Mayfair since its Victorian heyday, Brown’s Hotel has undergone a renovation at the hands of Olga Polizzi that’s blended fresh colours, mosaic floors, and antique ... More | visit website
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Brown’s Hotel London (0.22 miles)

Brown’s Hotel London

Sophistication and Classic English style are the hallmarks of the legendary Brown's Hotel and has undergone a recent multi-million pound refurbishment. Set in the heart of Mayfair on Albemarle Street, Brown's is one of the ... More | visit website

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Sanctum Soho Hotel (0.26 miles)

Sanctum Soho Hotel

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Located in the heart of London's West End, the Sanctum Soho Hotel is a celebration of the neighbourhood in which it stands: like Soho itself, ... More

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Haymarket Hotel (0.26 miles)

Haymarket Hotel
Country‑house charm meets London sophistication at this centrally located boutique hotel right on Piccadilly Circus. Kit Kemp's quirkily colourful interiors, an eye-popping indoor pool-cum-bar and a made-for-peoplewatching restaurant make the Haymarket Hotel a lavish and ... More | visit website
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The May Fair (0.27 miles)

The May Fair

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The luxurious May Fair Hotel is located in sophisticated Mayfair, resurgent again as London's true luxury quarter. The May Fair puts you in a peaceful spot right in the heart ... More

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