I wasn’t too excited by visiting Buckingham Palace, mainly because I knew it was going to be full of tourists (by now, you must have realized that I don’t like big crowds… ). But, going to London without seeing it sounded a bit stupid to me so I decided to combine it with the visit of St James’s park !
There is a lake in the middle of it, and therefore a lot of bird life, including pelicans and wild ducks. You can also find plenty of grey squirrels that will try to steal a bit of your food if you don’t pay attention. This is an ideal place to relax, and if you like flowers, they have nice beds all around the lake with very colourful specimens !
I ended up spending most of my time in the park, and had a quick look to the palace to be able to say, “oh yeah, I’ve seen it !” ;-) I really loved the parks in London. If I had more time to spend in London, I would have probably taken a book and spend a full day in the shade… probably in Kensington gardens… another Royal Park I really like ! I’ll tell you more about it later.