Weekday Walks | St. James’s

St James’s is bounded to the north by Piccadilly, to the west by Green Park, to the south by The Mall and St. James’s Park and to the east by Haymarket. DSC_0001.JPGPost Second World War, the area became predominantly commercial but, as is happening in large swathes of Central London, it’s slowly becoming a home for the very wealthy, with St. James’s Palace leading the way.DSC_0015.JPGThere are plenty of hidden alley ways, if you stop to look.  Such as Crown Passage, where you’ll find The Red Lion, one of the West End’s oldest pubs.IMG_0748.JPGThere are blue plaques galore, with a topical one being in St. James’s Square.  Nancy Astor was the UK’s first female Member of Parliament, elected in 1919 .  Her London home is now the In and Out club (she also lived at Cliveden), which appeared in the penultimate episode of McMafia as the exterior of Alex‘s Hedge Fund offices. DSC_0017.JPGMy walk began and ended at Green Park Tube station and lasted about an hour.

2 thoughts on “Weekday Walks | St. James’s

  1. What a wonderful discovery for a walk. That first photo/building is gorgeous. The detail around the windows, the iron railings about the balconies. Part of me thinks good that the buildings are returning to homes, but part of me thinks oh only for the rich …
    The St James Palace clock tower reminds me so much of the clock tower at Hampton Court… ah yes thank you Henry VIII.

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