Embrace the Elephant – join us for our next chapter

Embrace the Elephant – join us for our next chapter

Elephant Park is at an exciting phase in its journey, with plans underway for five very distinct zones across the development – featuring al fresco restaurants and bars, café culture, 11 acres of public green spaces and tree-lined walkways, plus health and fitness hubs and creative co-working spaces.

Five zones, one thriving neighbourhood. Get involved and join the Elephant evolution!

The Elephant is a diverse, fast-growing part of London – smack bang in the heart of dynamic Southwark and one of the capital’s most exciting neighbourhoods.


More than 23 million people pass through Elephant & Castle tube station each year, with Oxford Circus and King’s Cross less than 15 minutes’ ride away and London Bridge, Blackfriars, Waterloo and Bank all within 10-minute travel via Underground or mainline rail services.

An investment of £300 million is being made to improve public transport and infrastructure across the area, including new community facilities. This will create easy access to the West End, the City, Borough, Southbank and other vibrant parts of the capital, making Zone 1 more accessible than ever.

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So what’s coming in the next five years? More than 50 shops, bars, restaurants, health and fitness spaces and community co-working hubs across Elephant Park. This will include dedicated spaces for new local and independent businesses.

These operators, entrepreneurs and creative professionals will be driving new and exciting opportunities for the local economy, as well as creating a host of jobs for local people.

What does the area have to offer?

Walworth Square and Sayer Street

A connected neighbourhood to browse around.
You can expect to see creative independent stores, fresh produce, casual dining, coffee, drinks and more. This part of Elephant Park is already starting to take shape, with Dima Beautiful beauty salon and the Tap In craft beer bar already open. Mercato Metropolitano is also set to open the brand new MM Factory dining and community space here in the coming months.

Walworth Road

The established Elephant and Castle High Street
A quick and easy walk from the Tube, Walworth Road is a convenient stop-off for everyday shopping from well-recognised brands, with a number of new retailers opening within the year.

New Kent Road and Chatteris Quarter

Interconnected high-footfall streets
This part of Elephant Park will welcome retailers with a health and fitness focus, complemented by collaborative workspaces and creative studios. Co-working and wellbeing are key here – so expect places where you can get fit, feel well, and spend your well-earned “me time”.

Park East

A cycle-friendly destination with park-side views
Designed for social enterprise, community use and more co-working spaces – the perfect creative environment in which charities, local artists, and community and resident groups can flourish.

Ash Avenue

Southwark’s new, café-vibe food destination
Elephant Park’s social heart for visitors with a view across the park and outdoor for al fresco dining. As restaurants, bars and cafés open, Ash Avenue will become the place to relax with friends while enjoying the best of food and drink.

We’re looking for local businesses to come join us, with a few spaces remaining in Sayer Street, and new opportunities in Ash Avenue, New Kent Road and Chatteris Quarter. Get in touch with one of our retail support team for more information. Full contact details can be found here: https://www.elephantpark.co.uk/retail/

Read more about the retail vision for Elephant Park here.

For more information on affordable retail support packages for local businesses, see here.

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