Mark Wasilewski, The Royal Parks
Where else in London can you see pelicans and parades in the same Royal Park? The beautiful St James’s Park is the setting for spectacular pageants such as Trooping the Colour and Changing the Guard and is surrounded by some of the country's most famous landmarks including Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, St James's Palace and Westminster. Watch and share Park Manager Mark’s London story and see how he thrives on being involved in the heart of ceremonial London.
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About The Royal Parks
More than 40 million people – Londoners and tourists – visit the capital’s eight Royal Parks each year. The 5,000 acres of historic parkland provide unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the centre of London all year round.
Take a simple walk or a picnic. Play sport, enjoy top quality entertainment, join in with community and education projects and get back to nature in the parks.
The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent's Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James's Park. The Royal Parks also manage Victoria Tower Gardens, Brompton Cemetery, Grosvenor Square Gardens and the gardens of 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street.
The historic landscapes of The Royal Parks are home to some of the world’s finest gardens and living collections, including trees and plants of great cultural value. The rich biodiversity found in each park offers important wildlife habitat in the heart of bustling London. As custodians of some of London's most beautiful green spaces, The Royal Parks’ aim is to enhance, protect and conserve the parks for future generations.