How to make the most of your 2021

2021 is in full swing, and it’s perhaps time to reflect on plans and resolutions to live a healthier life, but it is also important to look after yourself throughout the year.

Arts and culture
  • 31 January 2021

No matter what your resolutions, we suggest some of the best ways to make the most of 2021 in a happy and healthy way.

Southwark Council believes there are five simple ways to improve wellbeing: connect; be active; take notice; keep learning; and keep giving.



Connecting with the community in Elephant & Castle and Southwark can have a wealth of benefits: you’ll make new friends, experience new activities and visit new locations.

Why not take a trip to Mercato Metropolitano, in Newington Causeway, Elephant and Castle? After a year when indoor areas were largely out-of-bounds, this sustainable community market is the perfect place to visit if you have a passion for homegrown, local produce and meeting new people. With social distancing in place, the market remains open daily and traders deliver to zones 1-3.


Be active:

The transition from bustling, busy gyms to solitary outdoor runs and cycles has been tough for some and a relief for others, thanks to the beautiful greenery of Elephant & Castle. We’ve put together a list of the best green spaces in the area so that you can focus solely on pushing yourself further.


Take notice:

A walk in your local park or wildlife trail isn’t just good for getting fit either. It’s likely to enhance your wellbeing and increase productivity in your everyday life. As the days lengthen, take a stroll around Elephant Park’s vast green space at the centre of the development or visit a local park, such as Dulwich or Peckham Rye, to try out a park trail.


Feed your creativity:

Have you always wanted to take on a creative project, but felt under-prepared? With more emphasis on education centres’ online resources than ever, it’s worth checking out the distance learning courses on offer at the prestigious Elephant & Castle-based London College of Communication which offers options to study full-time undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses from the comfort of your own home.

For more information about universities around Elephant and Castle, click here.