St James's



Piccadilly Arcade

  Blue Ball Yard


The circular walk is from Green Park tube Station and the linear walk from Charing Cross Station to St James's Park or Westminster tube stations.
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The area is named from a leper hospital on the site of which Henry VIII built a Royal Palace. Major developments followed the construction in 1663 of St James's Square and Wren's church built in 1684. It has always been a fashionable area.

There are plenty of places to eat and picnic. See route pages for ideas


The circular walk is 2 miles and the linear 3 miles both along paths and pavements A feature of this walk is its many galleries, clubs, and historic shops including four arcades. There are also a number of statues and memorials. [Circular route]

[Linear route]

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