Hot on the heels of National Bike Week, here are some London hotspots to explore within a few minutes’ ride of Elephant Park.
London has a thriving bike culture, and more people than ever are choosing to get around on two wheels. According to the Office for National Statistics, the number of people commuting to work by bike in London doubled between 2005 and 2015.
In case you needed convincing, cycling is great exercise and the perfect way to discover the city. Rather than being cooped up in the gym, you can enjoy fresh air and beat the crowds on the Tube and bus. There’s no better way to shake off stress from a long day at work than by hopping on your bike.
As well as boosting your physical and mental well-being, cycling is just plain fun. You and your friends can make it a social activity at the weekend, and discover the capital’s history and attractions.
In fact, Elephant Park couldn’t be better placed as launchpad for cycling adventures. With over 3,000 cycle spaces available for Elephant Park residents, as well as 90 new cycle hire bikes going into the scheme for the wider public to use, cycling is integral to our plans for Elephant & Castle. We are also introducing a number of new cycling and pedestrian routes through the development to encourage people out of their cars and towards more sustainable transport options.
We’ve chosen three unmissable destinations within ten minutes’ ride of Elephant Park.
1. COVENT GARDEN(10 MINUTES, 3.3KM)
Covent Garden, the beating heart of London’s Theatreland, can be reached in only 10 minutes by a route that takes you over the Thames and into the West End. Experience the buzz of the elegant Piazza by the Royal Opera House before treating yourself to a little shopping, or taking refreshment in one of the area’s quintessential London pubs.
The Market, London, WC2E 8RF
+44 (0)870 780 5001
2. BOROUGH MARKET(6 MINUTES, 1.7KM)
Few food lovers or aspiring chefs can resist the sights and smells of Borough Market. Here, some of the finest independent food producers can be found under the same wrought-iron roof.
This feast for the senses can be reached in six minutes by bike from Elephant Park.
8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL
+44 (0)20 7407 1002
3. TATE MODERN(6 MINUTES, 1.8KM)
Fancy spending your Saturday with Picasso, Matisse, Warhol and Hockney?
The Tate Modern, set in the iconic Bankside Power Station, is indisputably one of the nation’s cultural hotspots, exhibiting giants of art alongside daring new voices. Residents of Elephant Park can be there in only six minutes.
Bankside, London, SE1 9TG
+44 (0)20 7887 8888