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What is National Tree Week?

Trees are an incredibly important part of our daily lives, especially in our urban environment. In cities such as London, the benefits are well-documented – from physical health and mental wellbeing to wildlife and adding value to our neighbours and communities (keep an eye on here for great events taking place in our park). With National Tree Week 2019 upon …

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Trees in and around Elephant Park: why are they so important?

In this post, we are celebrating trees in all their leafy glory. They make residential areas greener, healthier and happier places to live – and there are more than 1,000 new trees being planted in Southwark, thanks to Elephant Park developer Lendlease. Why are trees so important? Here we take a look at all the reasons why trees have such …

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London’s accessible sights

London is a great place to visit, but not always the easiest to get around. We’ve taken a look at some of the top attractions near Elephant Park that aim to be accessible for all. With the fast-paced scurry of life in London, those with limited mobility can find it hard to get around. Elephant Park is committed to being …

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A new concept for wine drinking in Elephant and Castle

Diogenes the Dog is rewriting the rules when it comes to choosing wine on a night out with a new concept taking the industry by storm. With a weekly changing menu of unusual wines available by the glass, the bar regularly features on London’s ‘best wine bar’ lists from the likes of Time Out and The Spectator. The bar is …

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Local Elephant artists team up for first-ever exhibitions

Two local artists are holding their first ever exhibitions in Elephant and Castle’s Mercato Metroplitano this weekend (Thursday 28 November – Sunday 1 December). In her first solo exhibition, entitled Self, Elephant-based artist Magdalena Steflova explores her portrait work. The London artist, who has lived in Elephant & Castle for just over a year, is inviting local people inside her …

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Flavours of the world coming to Elephant Park

More independent restaurants will soon be ‘joining the herd’ at Elephant Park, bringing cuisines from Asia, Jamaica and around the world. The South London-based eateries are about to move into Sayer Street, a newly opened food and drink area that will soon connect the local high street – Walworth Road – and the new green park. Tasty Jerk is also well-known …

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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 …