St James's

St James's is a central district in the City of Westminster, London, forming part of the West End. In the 17th century the area developed as a residential location for the British aristocracy, and around the 19th century was the focus of the development of 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.

St James's

BP head office in St James's Square
St James's
Location within Greater London
Population10,828 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid referenceTQ295805
 Charing Cross0.5 mi (0.8 km) E
London borough
Ceremonial countyGreater London
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLONDON
Postcode districtSW1
Dialling code020
PoliceMetropolitan
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AmbulanceLondon
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
UK
England
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51.5085°N 0.1330°W / 51.5085; -0.1330

St James's is bounded to the north by Piccadilly and Mayfair, to the west by Green Park, to the south by The Mall bounding St. James's Park, and to the east by Haymarket.


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