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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

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WW2 Escape Artists in Elephant

Visitors to the cobbled Pullens Yard in Elephant & Castle can experience a lock-in with a difference at the live gaming experience Escape Plan. Located in Iliffe Yard, above the Electric Elephant Café, the former photographer’s studio has been expertly transformed into a 1940s RAF base complete with authentic props and music from the era. Called The Battle for Britain, …

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Artworks Elephant Bids Farewell

The temporary retail hub in Elephant and Castle, Artworks Elephant, is to bid farewell at the end of the year, 2018. Find out more about how you may receive updates about what’s next for the retailers.

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Cool things to do in London this Christmas

Looking for something cool, quirky or just simply Christmassy to get you in the festive mood? Then look no further – here’s our rundown of what to do and where to go in London this December. If you think you’ve had your fill of ice skating over the past few years, listen up – this is ice skating with a …