Will you love St. James’s? Our local guide

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Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ St James’s is a central district in the City of Westminster, London, forming part of the West End. The area was once part of the northwestern gardens and parks of St. James’s Palace. During the Restoration in the 17th century, the area was developed as a residential location for the British aristocracy, and around the 19th century was the focus of the development of their gentlemen’s clubs. Once part of the parish of St Martin in the Fields, much of it formed the parish of St James from 1685 to 1922. Since the Second World War the area has transitioned from residential to commercial use. “

How’s the local life around St. James’s

There’s always something going on in a vibrant area like St. James’s. For ideas on activities, check Timeout which updates weekly on local events. We’re including a link to their St. James’s listings to help you easily find stuff happening soon. A great way to get oriented in a new area is seeing what’s around and where. Our map gathers property price details and other info from this article to give you a snapshot of St. James’s offerings.

In St. James’s, what things may you need?

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in St. James’s name before moving in the neighbourhood.

In St. James’s, what tube and train stations are nearby?

Train and tube stations in St. James’s can provide you with direct links to nearby cities and hence, they are a desirable feature for people when deciding on a place to live. Those who move into a city with direct transport links are able to travel further for work and will maybe spend less time commuting. Find a table below about where these transport links are:

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Charing Cross Strand, London 4.1 615
Oxford Circus Oxford Street, London 4.2 1256
Embankment United Kingdom 4.3 327
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus, London 4.5 2005
Green Park Underground Ltd, Piccadilly, London 4.2 408
Charing Cross London 4.2 207
Leicester Square Square Station Underground Ltd, Leicester, Cranbourn Street, London 4.3 569
St. James’ Park Westminster, London 4.5 230
Westminster Underground Ltd, Westminster Station, Bridge Street, London 4.5 937

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in St. James’s?

St. James’s has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Third Space Soho 67 Brewer Street, London 4.8 1188
Pera Medical Services 8 Northumberland Avenue, London N/A N/A
MedicSpot Clinic Mayfair 6 Shepherd Market, London 5 3
childrens commissioning 43 Berkeley Square, London N/A N/A
Sinusoothe Ltd 60 Saint Martin’s Lane, London N/A N/A
Medix 118 Piccadilly, London N/A N/A
Midtown Wellness 7 Henrietta Street, London 5 180
Cleveland Place 1 King Street, St. James’s, London 4 1
hbs Medical Ltd 3rd Floor, Suite 1, 11-12 Saint James’s Square, London N/A N/A
Transformation Nous 2nd Floor, 97 Jermyn Street, St. James’s, London N/A N/A
Team superstar Jermyn Street, London N/A N/A
Dr Marco Nicoloso Ouronyx 20 Saint James’s Street, London 5 19
Third Space Medical Soho Third Space, 67 Brewer Street, London 5 1
DIAMOND HEALTH INTERNATIONAL Bupa Cromwell Hospital, London 4 1
Simas Andador Londres ndador Londres Exterior Number, State of, Centro Urbano N/A N/A
Mayfair Weight Loss Clinic 33 Clarges Street, London 3.3 16
The Mayfair Foot Clinic 4 Shepherd Market, London N/A N/A
DRV Clinic 92 Wardour Street, London 4.8 127
Hair Aktive 4-12, Rex House, Regent Street Saint James’s, London N/A N/A
BATOUL CLINIC & PHARMACY 58 Maddox Street, London 4.7 23

Post offices of St. James’s

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in St. James’s can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Regent Street St. James’s Post Office (Ryman) 11 Regent Street Saint James’s, London 4.9 2607
Broadway Post Office 1 Broadway, London 4.5 285
Mayfair News, Cards & Wine – POST OFFICE 28 Shepherd Market, London 4.5 10
Royal Mail Post Box LIBERTY C/O skin laundry, Regent Street, London 4 2
Royal Mail Post Box 11 Tothill Street, London 4.6 11
Mayfair Post Office 32A Grosvenor Street, London 2.4 133
The Courier Co 15 Ingestre Place, London 5 2
Post office box 14, St. James’s, London 0 0
Postbox 6 Suffolk Place, London 0 0
Citibox Mayfair (FedEx Authorised Ship Centre) 2 Lansdowne Row, London 5 14
InPost Locker 17 Bruton Street, London 1 4
Postbox 2 Cockpit Steps, London 0 0
Royal Mail Post Box 1 Birdcage Walk, London 0 0
Postbox 55 Petty France, London 0 0
Poland Street Post Office 14 Poland Street, London 2.7 145
Postbox 79 Petty France, London 0 0
Gold Pilar Box Storey’s Gate, London 0 0
Royal Mail Post Box 65 Broadway, London 0 0
Post Box 1 Buckingham Place, London 0 0

Schools around St. James’s

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the St. James’s vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Dancebuzz 15 Marshall Street, London 4.7 61
Oyster Diving School London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 5 489
Piano Lessons at Piano-Yoga Music Studio Central London 48 Great Marlborough Street, London N/A N/A
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.1 62
Arts Academy 3rd, 207 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
Pure Soho Ltd Hammer House, 113-117 Wardour Street, London 4.3 7
SCHOOLGUIDE Heddon House, 149-151 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
Dukes Education 14 Waterloo Place, London 3.5 8
Ballroom Courses By Michael Litke Inspiration 2 Dance, The Dilly Hotel, 21 Piccadilly, London 5 10
Languages for Businesses 12A Royal Opera Arcade, London N/A N/A
Luv Me Buddies 1 Sherwood Street, London N/A N/A
The Great Windmill Studio 2nd floor, 39 Great Windmill Street, London 5 6
Henry Stewart 3 Winnett Street, London 4.4 7
DMT Swimming Lessons In London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 4.8 24
Eaton Square Mayfair 106 Piccadilly, London 4.3 29
Schools Together 1, 27 Queen Anne’s Gate, London N/A N/A
iNegotiate 3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London 5 159
EMMA MILLS LONDON Bond Street, London N/A N/A
The London School of Figure Drawing 8 Hop Gardens, London N/A N/A
華商中文學校 19, 20 Frith Street, London N/A N/A

Things that make us love St. James’s

What makes the heart of St. James’s? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs, gym that exist in St. James’s to help you decide to move in there.

Pubs

As Londoners, at Cozee we are deeply attached to our weekly attendance to our local pub. Why should you be different in the place where you are going to live? That is why we have been testing and reviewing all the pubs in St. James’s. As a matter of fact, we didn’t… But we would have loved to. Here is then the list of the greatest pubs of St. James’s

Pub name Name Address Description
Chequers Tavern 16 Duke Street London SW1Y 6DB Small, friendly old-world down-to-earth pub operated by small chain Shannon Pubs in the heart of the galleries area of St James’s, with outside drinking areas at the front, in Masons Yard at the side and in the square at the back. Two terrestrial TVs. Note that in common with many pubs of this age this one has fairly steep stairs down to the WCs.
Coach House 7 Oxenden Street London SW1Y 4EE Large pub spread over four floors, including function rooms available for meetings and parties. The walls of the comfortable, part-carpeted downstairs bar display many prints and paintings with historical themes. There is a cellar “sports bar” plus tv screens everywhere.
East India Club 16 Saint James’s Square London SW1Y 4LH Founded in 1849 for The East India Company’s senior employees, the club’s original members, the subsequent loss of its Indian possessions ultimately led to mergers with the Sports Club in 1939, the Public Schools Club in 1972 and the Devonshire in 1976. Nowadays, the public school membership is the most important element. Public school leavers may join the club on advantageous terms, which helps ensure its future, and the club is described as one of the less snobby ones in central London with a much younger average membership-age than most. Sebastian Coe and Nigel Farage are both cited as current members.
Golden Lion 25 King Street London SW1Y 6QY The delightfully ornate imitation Jacobean Baroque narrow frontage of this pub appears squashed between the drab monolithic giants on each side, but it faces the more pleasant prospect of Christie’s auction rooms across the road and displays some of their old posters inside. The present pub was rebuilt in 1900 and features part panelled walls, an attractive back bar and interesting tiles on the gantry over the bar itself. Curious white antler chandeliers are presumably a more modern addition. The upstairs ‘Theatre Bar’ and dining area is furnished with memorabilia from the former St James’s Theatre which stood next door between 1835 and 1957. There is an interesting menu of hot dishes as well as snacks, sharers and sandwiches, all at prices considered reasonable for the area. The handpumps generally offer a couple of beers from the Greene King range and one from another brewery; but as at late 2022 there have been reports of non-availability of cask ale at certain times. Further updates welcome.
In & Out 4 St James’s Square London SW1Y 4JU Founded in 1862 because the other service clubs of the period were all full! The name comes from its previous premises at 94 Piccadilly which had In and Out prominently displayed outside to direct vehicles. The house was originally built in 1679 and rebuilt in 1728 following a fire. During WWII it was used as the headquarters of the Free French forces. Membership now is described as being for ladies and gentlemen who respect service traditions; and officers of the Armed Forces. The front entrance has a strict dress code but there is a less formal back entrance leading to the more relaxed areas of the club. Clubroom facilities include dining, banqueting, a gym, business centre, swimming pool, and a courtyard for summer parties. The three bars are named the Long Bar, the Canning Room, and the Goat Bar & Brasserie; the latter doubling as the TV room. There is a strong programme of club events including three formal dinners to celebrate the battles of Waterloo and Trafalgar, and the club foundation date. Real ale is available in The Long Bar and the adjoining Canning Room but not in The Goat.
Oxford & Cambridge Club 71-77 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HD The original clubhouse was built in 1836-7 to the designs of Sir Robert Smirke and his brother Sidney Smirke. It was the last of the great London clubs built in the Greek revival style including the interior, apart from the staircase remodelled in 1906-12. In 1952 the site was extended by purchase of no. 77 also. As its name implies, membership is open to graduates of Oxford and Cambridge universities, with honorary membership extended to senior members of the British and foreign royal families. Famous past members include Gladstone, Attlee, and the Duke of Wellington. Club facilities include a large library, squash courts, a billiard room, overnight accommodation, two dining rooms and two bars. Real ale is available in the main bar.
Red Lion 23 Crown Passage London SW1Y 6PP Rebuilt 1861, makes the rather dubious claim to have the second oldest licence in the West End. This delightful little pub down an alley between King Street and Pall Mall has a cosy bar downstairs bar with wood panelling, mirrors and leaded windows. Here there is a television with its sound off, but the comfortable upstairs lounge is TV-free. Cold bar snacks are served; and accompanied children admitted until 6pm. Note that both sets of WCs are up/down steep stairs.
Red Lion 2 Duke of York Street London SW1Y 6JP A gem absolutely not to be missed by fans of Victorian pubs, described by a former editor of the Architectural Review as “a perfect example of a small Victorian Gin Palace at its best”. Licensed in 1788 and rebuilt in 1871-2 by architect WH Rawlings, it has kept its original engraved glass, outstanding etched and cut decorative mirrors by Walter Gibbs and Sons of Blackfriars, and polished mahogany. Around the island bar, it seems hard to believe that the pub was once divided into four smaller rooms. Grade II listed and in CAMRA’s National Inventory of historic pub interiors.
Royal Automobile Club 89-91 Pall Mall London SW1Y 5HS The Royal Automobile Club was founded in 1897 for the “Protection, Encouragement and Development of Automobilism”. The present flamboyant French-facade building is on the site of the old War Office and was completed in 1911 by the architects of the Ritz, Mewes and Davis; a small army of French craftsmen were employed in its construction. The royal accolade was awarded by Edward VII, a keen early motorist and of course the prime mover in the Entente Cordiale with France.
Three Crowns 19 Babmaes Street London SW1Y 6HD A pleasant enough retreat with high and low tables, low ceiling and boarded floor with chequer tiled bar surround and traditional brass foot rail. TV sports available. Latticed glass panes with stained borders above the bar survive from an earlier period as a Younger’s house; the pub dates from the 1932 office block development around it.
Tom Cribb 36 Panton Street London SW1Y 4EA With no TVs but packed with photographs and prints featuring boxers and early boxing history, this is a must for boxing fans. Refurbished to a high standard in 2023 at a reputed cost of £800,000. Three to four cask ales should be available here. The food offering includes bar snacks, pub favourites, pies, and a kids menu. Pub photos copyright Shepherd Naeme.

Parks and green spaces in St. James’s

Big green spaces cover the UK and London. However, it may be hard to work out just how much green space there is by just looking at a map. Here is a table below that shows you the green space of St. James’s in more detail.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Flanders Fields Memorial Garden Westminster, London 4.6 15
The Green Park Green Park, London 4.6 24180
St James’s Park London 4.7 54833
Hanning Recruitment 12 Hay Hill, London 4.3 510
Golden Square Golden Square, London 4.3 1283
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
St James’ Park Drinking Fountain 42 The Mall, London 4.6 40
The Tuk Tuk Flower Studio 34 Bourdon Street, London 1 1
Soho Square Gardens Soho Square, London 4.3 6139
St James’s Square Saint James’s Square, London 4.5 1385
WPC Yvonne Fletcher Memorial 6 Saint James’s Square, St. James’s, London 4.7 3
Southwood Garden St. James’s, London 5 1
Waterloo Gardens The Royal Academy of Engineering, The Royal Academy of Engineering, 3-4 Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s, London 4.5 64
Marlborough Gardens St. James’s, London N/A N/A
Jubilee Walkway London 4.5 10
Royal Naval Division War Memorial Horse Guards Road, London 4.3 21
Duck Island London 4.8 13
Fountain of Trafaglar 5 Trafalgar Square, London 4.7 12
Shakespeare Water Fountain 4 Leicester Square, London 4.6 8
Stolperstein 3 Upper James Street, London N/A N/A

Gyms and leisure centre in the area of St. James’s

More at-home work means more gym-goers. Major chains make staying active in St. James’s easy.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Washington Mayfair Hotel 5 Curzon Street, London 4.3 705
SweatBox Soho Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London 4.3 445
Fitness First 15 Great Marlborough Street, London 4.3 434
Fitness First Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London 4.3 205
Nordic Balance St James’s | Gym & Physiotherapy 7-9 Babmaes Street, London 4.3 180
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Powertone Studios 13 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1
Covent Garden Physiotherapy Ground Floor, Durham House, 1 Durham House Street, London 4.3 46
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Akkaya valley fitness UK office 1 Berkeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Ten Health & Fitness St James’s Lower Ground, 6 Duke Street, St James’s, London 4.3 51
3 St James’s Square 3 Saint James’s Square, London 4.3 6
PureGym London Piccadilly – Upgrade Coming Soon! Rex House, 4-12 Regent Street, London 4.3 340
ENHANCED PERFORMANCE Rex House, 4-12 Regent Street, London 4.3 N/A
Health Club at The Dilly 21 Piccadilly, London 4.3 18
Jon Mortimer PT Mayfair 21 Piccadilly, London 4.3 35
The Health Club at Dukes 35-37 Saint James’s Place, London 4.3 1
Third Space Soho 67 Brewer Street, London 4.3 1177
Sweaty Betty 1 Carnaby Street, London 4.3 87
Physio Remedies The Lansdowne Club, 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London 4.3 24

Museums & Galleries nearby

The vitality of a region is shaped by its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to St. James’s, we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. These venues offer delightful experiences, especially on weekends.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Churchill War Rooms King Charles Street, London 4.6 12533
The National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London 4.7 47389
National Portrait Gallery Saint Martin’s Place, London 4.6 10128
The Photographers’ Gallery 16-18 Ramillies Street, London 4.5 2418
Benjamin Franklin House 36 Craven Street, London 4.2 292
Spencer House 27 Saint James’s Place, London 4.6 340
The Guards Museum Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London 4.4 441
Alison Jacques 22 Cork Street, London 4.6 47
The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Buckingham Palace, London 4.5 3896
Handel Hendrix House 25 Brook Street, London 4.5 574
The Household Cavalry Museum 66 Horse Guards Avenue, Whitehall, London 4.5 2689
British Optical Association Museum 42 Craven Street, London 4.8 13
Matthiesen Gallery Ltd 7, 8 Masons Yard, St. James’s, London 5 4
Mall Galleries The Mall, London 4.6 638
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London 4.5 210
Cristea Roberts Gallery 43 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London 4.6 37
Marlborough 6 Albemarle Street, London 4.6 41
Jimi hendrix home 13A Lancashire Court, London 4.5 32
Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert 37-38 Bury Street, London 4.3 19

Restaurants in the area

St. James’s is rich in restaurants, from Indian, Chinese or Italian ones, your area is vibrant with life and the foodies that you may be will surely find what you are looking for.

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Leicester Square hotel Queens House, 1 Leicester Square, London 4.3 927
The Clermont London, Charing Cross Strand, London 4.3 2417
The Royal Horseguards Hotel & One Whitehall Place, London 2 Whitehall Court, London 4.3 2343
The Athenaeum Hotel & Residences 116 Piccadilly, London 4.3 1117
St. James’s Hotel and Club – Mayfair London 7-8 Park Place, London 4.3 408
Sofitel London St James 6 Waterloo Place, London 4.3 1982
Karma Sanctum Soho London 20 Warwick Street, London 4.3 655
Dean Street Townhouse 69-71 Dean Street, London 4.3 1775
Flemings Mayfair Hotel 7-12 Half Moon Street, London 4.3 274
The Wolseley 160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London 4.3 6069
Wong Kei 41-43 Wardour Street, London 4.3 3522
Boyds Grill & Wine Bar 8 Northumberland Avenue, London 4.3 306
Bob Bob Ricard Soho 1 Upper James Street, London 4.3 2703
Veeraswamy Victory House, 99 Regent Street, London 4.3 1629
The Ivy 1-5 West Street, London 4.3 3523
Goodman – Mayfair 24-26 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1965
The Salisbury Pub 90 Saint Martin’s Lane, London 4.3 2947
Liberty London Regent Street, London 4.3 19176
Thistle London Trafalgar Square Whitcomb Street, London 4.3 621
Gaucho Piccadilly 25 Swallow Street, London 4.3 4610

What are the range of supermarkets like?

Perhaps one of the most common amenities in St. James’s would be supermarkets. Below, you will be able to tell what type of supermarket there are in St. James’s and what company operates here.

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Other areas nearby

If you need a comparison of other nearby neighbourhoods besides St. James’s, Cozee Properties have provided you with guides with information on other areas too.

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Pimlico See the guide here
Victoria Station See the guide here
South Kensington See the guide here
Victoria St See the guide here
Belgravia See the guide here
Knightsbridge See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Hyde Park See the guide here
Bankside See the guide here
Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Monument See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
Mayfair (north) See the guide here
Covent Garden See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Aldwych See the guide here
Soho (south east) See the guide here
Soho (north west) See the guide here
St Paul’s See the guide here
Hanover Square See the guide here
Bank of England See the guide here
Brompton See the guide here
Soho Square See the guide here
Fetter Lane See the guide here
New Oxford Street See the guide here
St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
High Holborn See the guide here
Marylebone See the guide here
Barbican See the guide here
Great Portland Street See the guide here
Hatton Garden See the guide here
Harley Street See the guide here
Chenies See the guide here
Fitzrovia See the guide here
Farringdon See the guide here
Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
Bloomsbury See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
Lisson Grove See the guide here
Finsbury Estate See the guide here
St Pancras See the guide here
Clerkenwell See the guide here
Euston See the guide here
Somers Town See the guide here
Kings Cross See the guide here
Chelsea Bridge See the guide here
South Lambeth See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Vauxhall See the guide here
Chelsea See the guide here
Kennington See the guide here
Pimlico See the guide here
Victoria Station See the guide here
South Kensington See the guide here
Victoria St See the guide here
Belgravia See the guide here
Knightsbridge See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
Southwark See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here

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