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Beza’s vegan taste of Ethiopia is here!

Want good quality, well-priced, traditional East African food? Then Beza has got you covered! Starting in 2006 in Camden Market, Beza opened a pop-up in East Street Market in 2016, before recently bringing their authentic Ethiopian fare the short distance to Elephant Park. “Our menu is alive with truly delicious and healthy seasonal food, all served in a beautiful setting,” …

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KOI Ramen – seriously tasty Japanese noodles

KOI Ramen have arrived with a bang – reasonably priced authentic Japanese noodles, that have been called “outstanding” by food critic Giles Coren, and previously won a TimeOut London Cheap Eats of the Week award. KOI Ramen Bar has been serving authentic ramen since 2014, when it started out as a street stall in Brixton, before moving into Pop Brixton, …

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Think globally, act locally – recycle

Did you know that recycling saves energy, conserves our natural resources and saves our countryside from acres of landfill? Sometimes, recycling can be confusing; it’s hard to work out what you can and can’t recycle – especially when different councils run alternative recycling schemes. We look at the facts and give you some top tips to help you do your …

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Happy 150th birthday Southwark Park!

Southwark is one of the greenest boroughs in London with more than 130 parks, gardens and open spaces totalling 610 acres of public parkland. Newbie Elephant Park is the largest new park in central London for 70 years – a mere sapling in comparison with the great Southwark Park which celebrated its 150th anniversary in June. Southwark Park is an …

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Did you know about Charlie Chaplin?

His name is known around the world and his face is instantly recognisable – but did you know that Charlie Chaplin, master of the silent-film era, hailed from south London and spent much of his childhood in and around Elephant & Castle? Despite reportedly having no birth certificate, Chaplin is widely-believed to have been born in East Street, Walworth, on …

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The re-Emergence of Elephant and Castle

During the recent London College of Communication exhibition, Emergence, at the London Design Festival, LCC journalism graduate Aliaa El Sherbini reflected on the physical and creative changes she has witnessed in Elephant and Castle over the past two years. “I got off the tube to find a mass of people waiting for the two lifts to exit the station. Seeing …

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Did you know about the Michael Faraday memorial?

It’s the height of a double-decker bus, has been part of Elephant & Castle’s landscape since 1961, and is Grade II-listed – but did you know the giant metal cube that stands tall in Elephant Square is a memorial sculpture to the Victorian scientist Michael Faraday? Born in Newington Butts in 1791, Faraday is famed for his pioneering work on …

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Southwark Works: employment advice that delivers

It’s been 15 years since Southwark Works began as a pilot project in Southwark, offering employment opportunities and support to local residents. The service, commissioned by Southwark Council, has evolved greatly over the years, but the aim is the same – to offer a friendly, informative employment service to the people of Southwark. Programme manager Jayne Couchman has been a …

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Tales from Elephant and Castle: Stephen Bull

In our latest Tales from Elephant and Castle series, we interview Stephen Bull who leads up a local business which repairs and conserves history buildings, and based in Pullens Yard – Elephant and Castle’s creative hub.