Opened in 1868 and named after the oldest and most popular Royal Park in London, the station building is incorporated into 55 Broadway, which will remain the headquarters of London Underground until 2015, when it will be converted into apartments.
This notable Art Deco cruciform building was designed by Charles Holden and opened in 1929. It’s now a Grade-I listed site.
Take a look at the outside of 55 Broadway, which features statues and carved stone panels by leading modern British artists including Sir Jacob Epstein, Eric Gill and Henry Moore.
St James’ Park itself runs alongside The Mall and Horse Guards Parade and hosts the annual Trooping of the Colour. The park lies on the site of the ancient hospital St James the Less and was swampland until King Henry VIII ordered it to be drained and transformed into a bowling green, tilt yard and breeding ground for deer.
New Scotland Yard, the most famous police station in the world, is opposite the Tube station. ‘The Yard’ is open to the public with displays and exhibits based on London policing.
Artworks are currently installed at the following stations
Look for the original roundel without the 2nd S of James’s. This is how the station was originally named. On the opposite platform is the preserved original News Kiosk. Enjoy.