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Enough Eateries to Feed an Elephant

Looking for places to eat near Elephant and Castle? This area boasts eclectic tastes and authenticity, meaning you’ll find the right eateries and restaurants for whatever mood you find yourself in. Here are some of our top picks. Chee McA local favourite for some of London’s most popular KoFC (Korean Fried Chicken). If you take a short walk down Walworth …

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Bringing Burns Night to London

If you like drinking, eating and dancing, then you’ll love celebrating Burns Night on 25 January. This annual Scottish tradition celebrates poet and songwriter Robert Burns, who strongly endorsed food, fun and frivolity. Here are the five best ways to celebrate in London… 1. Go to a ceilidhGet into the Scottish spirit by going to a traditional ceilidh – Burns …

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Choreographer Siobhan Davies keeps Elephant and Castle dancing

When pioneering choreographer Siobhan Davies CBE built a dance studio in Elephant and Castle in 2006, it was the fulfilment of a dream. Photographs by Peter Cook A dancer and choreographer with the London Contemporary Dance Theatre for 15 years, Davies decided to set up her own company in 1988. The result was the Siobhan Davies Dance Company, which has …

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How to kick start your 2019

January is the month when many of us make plans and resolutions to live a healthier life, but it is important to look after yourself throughout the year. No matter what your resolutions, we suggest some of the best ways to kick-start 2019 in a happy and healthy way. Southwark Council believes there are  five simple ways to improve wellbeing: …

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Elephant Park welcomes Mercato Metropolitano with MM Factory

Mercato Metropolitano (MM) is coming to Elephant Park. The MM Factory will open in summer, on Walworth Square and Sayer Street, and will be the first of its kind. It will offer the local community a unique and sustainable dining experience, as well as being a supportive social hub centred on a love of food. In addition to its signature …

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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

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 parks, markets, shops, and backstreets of this part of London, capturing the landmarks, local hidden nooks and juxtaposition of the new and old, during an evolving period of change. …

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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 …