The courtyard is surrounded by a unique turn-of-the-century red brick frieze, depicting scenes from Shakespeare’s Sylvan plays, overlooking a cherub-adorned Victorian fountain.
St. James’ Courtyard is a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of central London, where you can marvel and the craftsmanship of the brick and stonework over a cool drink or a cappuccino and admire the artistry of the turrets, balconies, arches, columns, cornices, gable ends, consoles and copings, all overlaid with scrollwork and bas-reliefs.
In the summer, the courtyard offers the perfect setting for al fresco dining in its secluded leafy surroundings, minutes away from Buckingham Palace. The Victorian fountain, the Shakespearean frieze and the carefully tended flowerbeds bring a truly magical summery feel.
Freshly prepared mixed grill or vegetarian platters are served straight from the outdoor BBQ and the kombucha station is packed with delicious refreshments.