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Tree experts help to create green heart of Elephant Park

Industry-leading arboricultural consultancy Treework Environmental Practice was brought on board to lead the offsite tree programme across Elephant Park and beyond. Lendlease’s partnership with Southwark Council to deliver a £2.3 billion regeneration project in Elephant and Castle is evolving fast. With the completion date set for 2025, this is a vast undertaking and a key priority has been to protect …

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Modern pan-Asian delights await at Pot & Rice

Get set for flavour-filled Asian-fusion dishes as Pot & Rice opens on Sayer Street this winter. New restaurant Pot & Rice, coming to Elephant Park later this year, promises to deliver a menu packed full of authentic Asian cuisine with a modern twist. Joining a number of other eateries taking up residence on Sayer Street, Pot & Rice is a …

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What is National Tree Week?

Trees are an incredibly important part of our daily lives, especially in our urban environment. In cities such as London, the benefits are well-documented – from physical health and mental wellbeing to wildlife and adding value to our neighbours and communities (keep an eye on here for great events taking place in our park). With National Tree Week 2019 upon …

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Trees in and around Elephant Park: why are they so important?

In this post, we are celebrating trees in all their leafy glory. They make residential areas greener, healthier and happier places to live – and there are more than 1,000 new trees being planted in Southwark, thanks to Elephant Park developer Lendlease. Why are trees so important? Here we take a look at all the reasons why trees have such …

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London’s accessible sights

London is a great place to visit, but not always the easiest to get around. We’ve taken a look at some of the top attractions near Elephant Park that aim to be accessible for all. With the fast-paced scurry of life in London, those with limited mobility can find it hard to get around. Elephant Park is committed to being …

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A new concept for wine drinking in Elephant and Castle

Diogenes the Dog is rewriting the rules when it comes to choosing wine on a night out with a new concept taking the industry by storm. With a weekly changing menu of unusual wines available by the glass, the bar regularly features on London’s ‘best wine bar’ lists from the likes of Time Out and The Spectator. The bar is …

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Local Elephant artists team up for first-ever exhibitions

Two local artists are holding their first ever exhibitions in Elephant and Castle’s Mercato Metroplitano this weekend (Thursday 28 November – Sunday 1 December). In her first solo exhibition, entitled Self, Elephant-based artist Magdalena Steflova explores her portrait work. The London artist, who has lived in Elephant & Castle for just over a year, is inviting local people inside her …

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Flavours of the world coming to Elephant Park

More independent restaurants will soon be ‘joining the herd’ at Elephant Park, bringing cuisines from Asia, Jamaica and around the world. The South London-based eateries are about to move into Sayer Street, a newly opened food and drink area that will soon connect the local high street – Walworth Road – and the new green park. Tasty Jerk is also well-known …