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The Eggs-tremely Eggs-cellent Easter Gift Guide

No need to give the same old chocolate egg this Easter – we’ve found some eggs-traordinary (sorry) gifts to guarantee a cracking Easter. Ikea’s Vårkänsla flatpack bunnyThe Swedish furniture brand is the master of flatpack furniture and this Easter Ikea has taken self-assembly to a whole new level with the creation of its flatpack milk chocolate bunny. The fun gift …

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Bats about biodiversity in Elephant Park

Morgan Taylor is an ecologist and associate at Greengage – a London-based sustainability consultancy – which has been advising on how the new two-acre park at the heart of Elephant and Castle can make the most of, and support, its urban wildlife. Morgan works on biodiversity projects all over the country, although 75 per cent of his work is based …

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What is Green Infrastructure?

Green Infrastructure (GI) is the network of strategically planned green spaces and environmental features that deliver a wide range of benefits for their communities. An example of GI is a living roof, which is when the roof of a building is partially or completely covered with vegetation. These are used to recreate conditions found at biodiverse brownfield sites or other …

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Here come the Southwark Business Excellence Awards

The 2019 Southwark Business Excellence Awards are currently being judged. The awards, in association with London South Bank University, were launched last year to mark the achievements of Southwark’s vibrant business community, which is made up of some 18,000 companies. The event attracted hundreds of entries and was a great success. With the aim of making 2019 an even bigger …

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Blog: Lauren Sheppard

People often say of Elephant and Castle: “There’s nothing to do.” But, as someone who lives and works in the area, I can tell your there is definitely more to the place than meets the eye. Elephant and Castle – or Elephant, as I call it – is home to a diverse number of communities, all of which are reflected …

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Tales from Elephant & Castle: Daniel Reynolds Studio

Located in Iliffe Yard, just a short walk from Walworth Road, Daniel Reynolds Studio is home to sculptures, painting and clay work. Artist Daniel Reynolds explains in this video his abstract approach to his craft, and what makes the area so special.

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Creating healthy streets across the capital

Londoners could soon be living on ‘healthy streets’ thanks to a £50 million investment programme designed to improve the capital’s neighbourhoods. The landmark investment is called the ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ programme and is designed to improve air quality in the capital making it a safer, greener and healthier place to live. The joint initiative by the Mayor of London and Transport …

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More Bottles Than Battles

In a recent review by the Londonist website, Italian bar Bottles & Battles has been named as a key reason why Elephant and Castle is one of the top places in London to enjoy a night out. The bar is decorated with wine bottles, echoing the main offering, as well as rustic wooden crates and bare-bulb lighting. As detailed by …

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Tales from Elephant & Castle: Salty Yoga

Just off Walworth Road, minutes from E&C tube station, Salty Yoga is a local business that combines the relaxing practice of Ashanta and Hatha Yoga with the healing properties of Himalyan salt in a heated environment. In this video, yoga teacher Laverne Shirfield explains about the studio and what makes Salty so special.

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Pick of the pubs around Elephant & Castle

As the weather gets better (sticks head out of window) and the days get longer, it’s the perfect opportunity for an after-work drink, spending time with friends in some ‘homes away from home’. Here we take a look at some options that offer a good range of food and drinks – all within easy walking distance of Elephant & Castle …