Prepare to be pampered at new Elephant Park beauty salon

Dima Beautiful is at 4 Sayer Street, SE17 1FG. The launch event takes place on Friday 25 January between noon and 9pm. To receive the 50 per cent launch event discount, treatments must be paid for in full on Friday 25 January and appointments made until the end of the month. Opening hours are: Monday to Wednesday 10am-8pm, Thursday and …

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People, Places & Perspectives in Elephant & Castle

Photography degree students from the University of Arts London (UAL) London College of Communication (LCC) took part in a creative project to showcase the essence of Elephant & Castle. The rules were simple – take photos that embrace what makes Elephant and Castle a truly unique London location. The project aimed to explore the Elephant & Castle area, covering the …

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New year, new fitness regime

With Christmas over and the days beginning to get longer, you may want to kick off the year with a new health and fitness routine at one of the many sports centres in Elephant and Castle. The Castle Centre Recently redeveloped and fully funded by Lendlease as part of the development of One, The Castle Centre now features a state-of-the-art …

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Did you know… Harry Beck

In 1933, Henry Charles Beck, better known as ‘Harry’, came up with the innovative design, which has since been viewed by millions upon millions of Londoners and tourists on all manner of journeys across the capital. Beck worked as an electrical draughtsman on the Underground service when he created the map – considered radical at the time as it didn’t …

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The 12 pubs of Christmas

Are you looking for something to do between Christmas and new year? Why not give the Londonist’s 12 days of Christmas pub tour a go, featuring three pubs in walking distance of Elephant and Castle.

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For auld lang syne

Looking for a different way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in London this year? Why not try one of the following top five events around Southwark. As well as offering  a spectacular, exclusive vantage point to watch the London fireworks, for one night only, the Royal Festival Hall will transport you through the decades by transforming all five floors into …

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On your bike!

Following a 2.5km extension between Farringdon and King’s Cross, Cycle Superhighway 6 (CS6) is fully open. Cyclists hopping in the saddle at the start of the route in Elephant & Castle can now make the 5km journey to King’s Cross on the same course. Also, in the borough of Southwark, the first section of Quietway 14 (Q14), which runs from …

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Rene’s Superarts Academy is Southwark’s best-kept secret

Superarts Academy has been teaching budding ballerinas and tenacious tap dancers for more than 45 years from its Larcom Street home, just off Walworth Road. Founded in 1962 by principal Irene Hayes, the much-loved performing arts school is known locally as Rene’s, or Rene’s Dance School, after Irene. Described by its members as ‘Southwark’s best-kept secret’, because of its unassuming …

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Charging ahead

People near Elephant and Castle and across the London Borough of Southwark now have public benches that offer a sit down, free Wi-Fi and phone charging