St. James's

Leather armchairs and well-tailored suits fit the bill in this exclusive central London neighborhood.

As a members-only kind of neighborhood, St. James’s esteemed reputation is upheld by its penchant for finely tailored suits and thick cigar smoke. This neighborhood’s central London location, high-end antique markets, and boundary-pushing galleries solidify its untouchably exclusive mystique. Combine its posh clothiers and grand terraces with its proximity to the oldest Royal Park of London, and the reasoning behind St. James’s prestige, and its exceptional price tags, becomes crystal clear.

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On the Map

St. James's is within City of Westminster and bordered by Soho, Covent Garden, Belgravia, Mayfair, The West End, and Westminster

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

The London Eye: 14 minute walk
The Tower of London: 23 minutes on the tube
Heathrow Airport: 70 minutes on the tube
Gatwick Airport: 55 minutes by tube and train
Kings Cross: 30 minutes on the tube
National Gallery: 12 minute walk

The Top of Posh In Central London

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Polished. Elegant. Opulent.

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Superlative words don't do St. James's justice. A neighborhood known for its perfectly-tailored sophistication, St. James's redefines refinement.

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A stunning little neighborhood nestled into central London, St. James's attracts admirers for its fine clothing, choice cigars, and chic art galleries.

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St. James's exudes a royal air. Perhaps, this can be attributed to its extravagant homes and luxurious automobiles.

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Or, perhaps, it's because Buckingham Palace is right around the corner.

Tinkers, Tailors, Cigars, and Art: St. James's Specialties

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Ask any gentleman wearing a suit tailored to perfection, and he may just point you in the direction of Jermyn Street.

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When it comes to couture clothing, the destination has cut a cloth of nonpareil repute.

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Bright windows and marble floors characterize St. James's pristine indoor shopping centers.

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You'd look nice in that, sir.

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The world's finest cigars can be found in St. James's.

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Famous cigar makers crowded this little bit of London, and men in smoking jackets couldn't be happier.

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St. James's tastes extend beyond fine clothes and finer cigars. The neighborhood serves as a crossroads of high and experimental art.

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The neighborhood increases its esteem with the presence of the White Cube Gallery, a contemporary art gallery that's known to push the boundaries.

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Green Spaces of The Highest Order

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Once the most fashionable address in London, St. James's Square's surrounding homes have since converted into office spaces with resplendent views of the greenery below.

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Time for a picnic?

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We thought so.

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When you stare at the Eye, the Eye stares back at you.

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Well hello, lovely London Eye.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rebecca Duke has been working as a photographer for the last decade, after attending Central St Martin’s in London. Her work focuses on people, interiors and travel and has been published in The Sunday Times, Elle Decor and Conde Nast Traveller. Rebecca travels frequently for her work but loved working in her hometown of London for this project. London’s friendliness about this work took this ‘true Londoner’ by surprise.

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