London area of Elephant and Castle guide

What to do and where to stay in London's Elephant and Castle neighbourhood

A wise man once said that all roads lead to Rome but a not-so-wise transport chief once made all buses lead to Elephant and Castle. We're a bit confused about why this might be; it couldn't possibly be for the 1960s faded red monstrosity that is the area's shopping centre, which sits proudly in between the two gigantic concrete roundabouts, Elephant's most famous landmarks, bound together by a labyrinth of dark, foreboding subways. But if the eternal talk of regeneration becomes more than just a pipedream, the Elephant will become more than a forgotten stop on the number 68 to Norwood. Because, let's face it, it's all about Location, Location, Location ''“ the Elephant already has one of London's finest attractions in the Imperial War Museum, and the Ministry of Sound is a Mecca glow-stick clubbers. It doesn't take Kirstie and Phil to work out that its proximity to Waterloo, Westminster and the South Bank means this is potentially a prime piece of real estate for shiny new hotels. And, perchance, maybe even a shiny new shopping centre. At least we can dream.

See our recommended nearby Elephant and Castle Hotels, Events, Entertainment, Sights and Attractions, Shopping, Restaurants, Pubs, Nightlife, Leisure, Education, and Meeting Venues.

Elephant and Castle Hotels

in or near Elephant and Castle
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
30 Borough Road, SE1
Located just south of the River Thames, The Bridge Hotel is the perfect accommodation choice for those wishing to explore the many sights and attractions London ... More
 
 
 
H10 London Waterloo Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1
The H10 London Waterloo is a recently-built hotel providing comfortable and well-lit rooms and an ideally-located base from which to get around central London. The hotel ... More
 
 
 
Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel
157 Waterloo Road, SE1
Situated just a five minute walk from London Waterloo Station, the Hampton by Hilton London Waterloo is nearby to many central London locations, with the London ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Events

in or near Elephant and Castle
 
 
The Gallery Presents Underground Heroes Night
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
DJs Vitalic, Phil Kieran and Marco Bailey spin house, techno and dance.... More
 
 
 
Saxon Court
London > Events > Theatre
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
A razor sharp satirical comedy to darken your Christmas set in the City during the height of the financial crisis. A bad time for bankers; a ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Entertainment

in or near Elephant and Castle
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The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theatre - staging ... More
 
 
 
My Big Fat Greek
London > Entertainment > 16 Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
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Chocolate Lounge
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
146-148 Newington Butts, Kennington, Elephant and Castle, London SE11
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Elephant and Castle Sights and Attractions

The best museums, galleries, attractions in or near Elephant and Castle
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Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17
The worldwide collection of the Cuming Family accompanies exhibitions on the history of Southwark (from Roman times to the 19th century) in this unique museum. The ... More
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times ... More
 
 
 
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Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
Buddhist garden in the grounds of the Imperial War Museum. Located in the ground of the Imperial War Museum, lies this fitting tribute to peace and the ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Shopping

The best shops and markets in or near London's Elephant and Castle
La Bodeguita
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
Upper Level, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
Latin American grocery ... More
 
 
 
Tesco
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
326 Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
The UK’s largest supermarket chain offers all the usual food and household product brands as well as an extensive range of own-brand products. Should cater for ... More
 
 
 
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
22 Elephant and Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
The Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre is an iconic eyesore but even its 1960s heritage can't save it now: the shopping centre is for the chop, ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Restaurants

What are the best dining options in or near Elephant and Castle London?
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Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Green Causway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
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Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17
This impressive Cantonese restaurant is one of the first symbols of the glacially slow regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Occupying the attractive ground floor of one ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobster Pot
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
3 Kennington Lane, Kennington, , Elephant and Castle, London SE11
French seafood restaurant that puts the kitsch in kitchen. London isn’t particularly renowned for its seafood (nor for that matter is Kennington renowned for its restaurants) but ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Pubs

The best pubs in or near London Elephant and Castle.
Goose and Firkin
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Borough Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
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The Gladstone
London > Nightlife > Pubs
64 Lant Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
Gay friendly.... More
 
 
 
The Grand Union
London > Nightlife > Pubs
111 Kennington Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE11
There are several pubs dotted around town all called The Grand Union - and all of them owned by the same group, Canyon Entertainment Ltd. - ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Nightlife

Elephant and Castle clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17
A superbly designed two-room club and arts venue that captures the feeling of an illegal party in a squatted industrial space - while still being clean, ... More
 
 
 
Ministry of Sound
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
103 Gaunt Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
A massive sound system, huge dancefloor and a staggering roster of big name DJs has made sure of Ministry of Sound's place in clubbing folklore. The ... More
 
 
 
Southopia
London > Nightlife > Bars
146-148 Newington Butts, Elephant and Castle, London SE11
Private members' club for women and their male guests. ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Leisure

Elephant and Castle gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Elephant and Castle, London SE11
What is the oldest annual sporting event in the world? Where was the Roman Forum? How do I become Lord Mayor? What was (and is!) the ... More
 
 
 
London Palace Superbowl
London > Leisure > Activities
1st Floor, Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
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Elephant and Castle Education

in or near Elephant and Castle
Southwark Student Support
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Atkins Education Services, 144 Walworth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17
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Morley College
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
61 Westmister Bridge Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
Morley College, one of the oldest adult education colleges in the country, dates back to the early 1880s when it was set up by visionary, Emma ... More
 
 
 

Elephant and Castle Meeting Venues

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course in or near Elephant and Castle.
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
 
 
 
The Coronet Theatre
London > Business > Venue Hire
26-28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
This 2600-capacity venue hosts some of the most rocking club nights and live music events in town. Starting out life as a Victorian theare, staging melodramas, ... More
 
 
 
Ministry of Sound
London > Business > Venue Hire
103 Gaunt Street, Elephant and Castle, London SE1
A massive sound system, huge dancefloor and a staggering roster of big name DJs has made sure of Ministry of Sound's place in clubbing folklore. The ... More
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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