If you look beneath the surface, you’ll discover what makes Elephant & Castle (or ‘The Elephant’ as it’s affectionately known to locals) unique.
The 100 different languages spoken, London’s largest Latin American quarter, the strong sense of community, the rich musical heritage, diversity of sights and sounds as you walk the streets and, above all, the genuine friendliness of the people from every walk of life. Just south of One The Elephant you will find the bustling East Street Market and a range of independent shops and restaurants along the Walworth Road.
A lively London neighbourhood, Elephant & Castle brings all the convenience of living in zone 1, but with property prices comparable to parts of zone 3.
The Elephant is already one of the best connected neighbourhoods in London and the regeneration plans for the area also include improvements to local transport and public realm, as well as creating better and safer access through new neighbourhoods and streets on foot or by bike
In contrast to its lively urban setting, The Elephant is also a place with many green spaces, and like many other parts of central London, The Elephant also has many hidden gems.
Leafy Victorian streets, beautiful listed buildings, regular street and flower markets, restaurants, cafés, parks and green spaces. A range of cultural attractions are also nearby such as the Imperial War Museum, the Borough Road Gallery and Tate Modern.
There are also good schools (six classed as outstanding), two London Universities (London South Bank University and London College of Communication), a brand new leisure centre by 2014 and some of the best views of London from an elevated position.
Located just next door to One The Elephant, Southwark Council is delivering a new £20m leisure centre at the heart of the Elephant and Castle regeneration area, providing state of the art sports and leisure facilities that are accessible to the whole community. Due to open in autumn 2014, this new leisure centre replaces the forty-year old centre which closed in June 2012. It will provide:
For more information, please see www.southwark.gov.uk/elephantleisure