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Walk Elephant project to open up more green routes through Elephant and Castle

A project is taking place to improve walking routes across the Elephant and Castle area, so residents and visitors can get from A to B in the safest, greenest and most picturesque way. Southwark Council is a partner in the community initiative, alongside the Walworth Society and Living Streets. Local tenant organisations and council departments are also involved, while developers …

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Love Your Neighbour

Elephant and Castle has seen a lot of change over the past few years and with change often comes uncertainty. Local charity, South London Cares, has been challenging this, making sure no-one is left behind in the Southwark community by introducing some exciting schemes to the area. The charity’s project, Love Your Neighbour, is a friendship-matching scheme that pairs young …

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School of frock

Delve into the origins of fashion at the School of Historical Dress – the coolest school you’ve probably never heard of. At the heart of Elephant and Castle, across the road from Imperial War Museum London and just a 13-minute walk from Elephant Park, sits a beautifully designed Victorian building that is home to the extraordinary School of Historical Dress. …

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Find your spot in Elephant Park for National Picnic Week

In case you need an excuse for some al fresco dining, National Picnic Week is coming up – so what better time to grab your blanket and find a spot in Elephant Park? National Picnic Week begins on 21 June and runs until 30 June – that’s 10 days to celebrate outdoor eating and perfect your picnic game plan. This …

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A taste of Lebanon in Elephant & Castle

There’s something about chargrilled meat that screams ‘holidays’, and the waft of Middle Eastern herbs and spices certainly evoke the exotic. You don’t need to travel far to enjoy such delights, as Bayroot restaurant has brought a taste of Lebanon to Elephant and Castle. Once an internet café, megabytes have been replaced with mega bites (see what we did there?) …

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Sharing spaces (it doesn’t have to be hard work)

Working for yourself can be liberating, but what do you do when you want to separate home from the office? We take a look at some of the top co-working spaces on offer to freelancers and small businesses in Elephant and Castle. Across London flexible co-working spaces have blossomed, and Elephant and Castle is no different. Here’s a round-up of …

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Bee-lieve in World Environment Day

With the ambition of creating central London’s greenest new place to live, Elephant Park has always supported and encouraged biodiversity. That’s why, with World Environment Day’s focus on air pollution, we’re celebrating the mighty bee and explaining why we should look after these plucky pollinators. Bees are a crucial part of the global ecosystem, and World Environment Day (5 June) …

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The air we breathe (World Environment Day)

This year’s World Environment Day theme is all around beating air pollution. It made us think about our city, and so we are taking a look at how Southwark is working to reduce air pollution across the borough, and what all of us living and working in Elephant & Castle can do to help make our air cleaner and safer …

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Tales from Elephant & Castle: Emma Grace

A short walk from Walworth Road, local business Emma Grace Massage offers personalised holistic, deep tissue, and pregnancy massage treatments and helps people with back pain to stand up straight. In this video, Emma Grace explains what people can expect when they visit and what her business means to her.

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Paladar’s South American cuisine feeds South London

If you’re hankering after a taste of South America south of the river, look no further than Elephant and Castle’s Paladar restaurant. Located on London Road, this Latin American restaurant, wine bar and bodega has become something of a culinary hotspot in the area serving a wide array of dishes to awaken your appetite. Paladar translates as ‘palate’ and the …