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Play, Protest and Pelicans at Garden Museum [London]

St James’s Park was laid out by Charles II in the formal French style with avenues of trees and a long rectangular canal. This scene is viewed looking back towards Whitehall Palace down the oblique avenue of trees. Westminster Abbey is visible in th
St James's Park and the Mall ©

The Garden Museum is hosting an exhibition on the social history of London's royal parks.

On loan from the Royal Collection is the painting St James's Park and the Mall, which underlines the extraordinary variety of citizens to be found in the park, particularly demonstrating how royalty and the public met in the shared, open space. The exhibition is on display until February 2020.

Rooms and locations with objects on display