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Going vegan in Elephant & Castle

Veganuary is almost upon us – a time when all of us are encouraged to ditch the meat and two veg in favour of a more plant-based diet, both at home and when dining out. The London restaurant scene is thriving with ethical options, so – whether you’re a fully signed up member of the vegan revolution, or are simply …

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Cycleways – as easy as A to B

We all know getting from A to B in the capital can be a bit stressful. London is lucky to have a comprehensive transport system but, sometimes, it can be too hot, too cold or too crowded, and relying on someone else’s timetable can be an inconvenience. Driving is a test of nerves (not to mention patience) and occasionally there’s …

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Introducing Elephant says Hi – a warm welcome to Elephant & Castle

When’s the last time you said ‘hello’ to someone new? Or someone you don’t know said ‘hi’ to you? If the answer is a number of days, weeks or even months ago, then it’s time to get chatty – and a new community initiative launched in Elephant & Castle is making it easy to forge new connections. Launched out of …

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How to see in the new year around Elephant & Castle

Looking for a different way to celebrate new year in South London? Why not try one of the following top five things to do around Southwark – including the big fireworks show, of course. There are many places to watch the London New Year’s Eve fireworks for free from Southwark this year, as well as plenty more across the capital …

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Getting involved in 2020: a look back at community events around Elephant Park

Over the past year, we’ve seen dozens of community events hosted and organised by local businesses, neighbours and organisations, all promoting the great community spirit in our neighbourhood – but next year we want more! Take a look below at the range of great (usually free) events that we hosted or helped promote in and around our beautiful new park. …

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The Community Fund winners 2019 are…

The Elephant & Castle Community Fund has announced its beneficiaries for 2019 and six lucky organisations have been chosen to receive financial support to help around our neighbourhood. The fund was launched in 2012 between Southwark Council and Elephant Park developer Lendlease, to provide financial support to new and existing organisations in Elephant and Castle during the time of 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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Festive cheer: Christmas trees donated to Elephant and Castle community

Trees from the Sayer Street Christmas Tree Forest, which was open throughout December in the lead up to Christmas, were reused and donated to local communities in Elephant and Castle. Earlier this month, Paula Garvey and Lauren Sheppard from Elephant Park developer Lendlease, and Nickolas Tsiardakis from construction partner Carey’s, were out and about delivering Christmas trees to three community …

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Tree experts help to create green heart of Elephant Park

Industry-leading arboricultural consultancy Treework Environmental Practice was brought on board to lead the offsite tree programme across Elephant Park and beyond. Lendlease’s partnership with Southwark Council to deliver a £2.3 billion regeneration project in Elephant and Castle is evolving fast. With the completion date set for 2025, this is a vast undertaking and a key priority has been to protect …

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Modern pan-Asian delights await at Pot & Rice

Get set for flavour-filled Asian-fusion dishes as Pot & Rice opens on Sayer Street this winter. New restaurant Pot & Rice, coming to Elephant Park later this year, promises to deliver a menu packed full of authentic Asian cuisine with a modern twist. Joining a number of other eateries taking up residence on Sayer Street, Pot & Rice is a …