Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

 
 
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Elephant & Castle Shopping CentreThe 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, its demolished scheduled for 2012. In fact, the whole area is currently undergoing major redevelopment and by 2014 the site will be unrecognisable with a new Civic Square and shopping centre. Redevelopment has already begun on the Heygate Estate area. When it first opened on April the 3rd 1965 the £2.5 million project was intended to move shoppers away from noisy and dangerous traffic circling one of London's busiest roundabouts. A bronze statue of an elephant carrying a castle on its back - taken from a public house on the site - was unveiled at the launch. The three-store shopping arcade, dominated by an 11-storey office block - Hannibal House - was part of city-wide post-war development in the sixties which saw properties destroyed by enemy bombing in World War II replaced by controversial concrete towers and building blocks.

 

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Elephant & Castle Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Kennington Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
 
Waterloo East Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Elephant and Castle NCP
 
0 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London's Best Events 2014

With an exciting calendar of events, London 2014 is shaping up to be another special year. Find out the best of what's happening throughout the capital this year with our thorough guide to 2014's finest entertainment.

 
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Hotels near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £21  39% off
30 Borough Road, SE1 | 6 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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   from £83  42% off
284-302 Waterloo Road, SE1 | 9 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Days Hotel London Waterloo
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £56  26% off
54 Kennington Road, SE1 | 11 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The area where this hotel is located has become the vibrant cultural heart of London, with theatres, concert halls and art galleries lined-up against the South ... More
 
 
 
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Alternative Shopping Centres nearest Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Nearest to Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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Kingly Court
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Carnaby Street, Soho, London W1B | 2.1 miles from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Tucked away between Carnaby Street and Regent Street, Kingly Court has three floors of one-off 'concept' shops, cafes and restaurants set around an open courtyard. ... More
 
 
 
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Westfield London - Shepherd's Bush
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Ariel Way, Shepherd's Bush, W12 | 5.3 miles from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
At a whopping 150,000 square metres the imposing Shepherd's Bush Westfield Shopping Centre has the dubious honour of being London's largest shopping mall. Opened on 30th ... More
 
 
 
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Thomas Neal Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
29-41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 34 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
This is a trend-setter’s heaven. Some say it’s a bit pretentious but there’s certainly no better place to pick up the latest streetwear collections. The inside ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The best shops and markets near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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O W Loeb
London > Shopping > Wine Merchants
3 Archie Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Specialists in fine German wine, this shop has moved to larger premises and taken its customers with it - they have a deserved reputation for excellence ... More
 
 
 
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Evans Cycles
London > Shopping > Bicycle Shops
77 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
With over 80 years experience in selling bikes, Evans brings something special to the cycle scene. This shop is the original Evans bike shop. ... More
 
 
 
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Greensmiths Market
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
27 Lower Marsh, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Greensmiths combines an excellent butcher's (The Ginger Pig), artisan baker's (The Old Post Office Bakery) and Covent Garden Market greengrocer's (Solstice) under one roof - all ... More
 
 
 
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Events near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

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Albert Einstein: Relativitively Speaking
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 3rd January 2015 - Various Times
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
A witty, song-filled and physics-laden show written and performed by John Hinton, who reveals the genius behind the genius of the famous scientist....More
 
 
 
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Ongoing
Horrible Histories: Spies
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 19th July 2014 to 4th January 2015
IWM London (Imperial War Museums), Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The IWM London (Imperial War Museums) in London re-opened on 19th July 2014, having closed its doors for redevelopment in January 2014, and with it came ...More
 
 
 
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High Society
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 30th April to 22nd August 2015
Old Vic Theatre, 103 The Cut, SE1 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Maria Friedman directs this latest production of the Cole Porter musical, High Society, staged at the Old Vic in the round, in which the socialite Tracy ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Coronet Theatre
London > Entertainment > Live Music
28 New Kent Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 1 minute from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse in ... More
 
 
 
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White Bear Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
138 Kennington Park Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
It's easy to spot who's at the White Bear for the pints and who's there for the Pinter but somehow the two aspects unite comfortably under ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cuming Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
151 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 6 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Tibetan Peace Gardens
London > Attractions > Parks and Gardens
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
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Restaurants near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

What are the best dining options near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Nando's
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Green Causway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 2 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Dragon Castle
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
100 Walworth Road, Southwark, London SE17 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Lobster Pot
London > Restaurants > Fish and Seafood
3 Kennington Lane, Kennington, , Kennington, London SE11 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
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Education near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, SW9 | 30 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Career Energy
London > Education > Careers Services
4-6 Staple Inn, Holborn, London WC1V | 32 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Situated in the heart of London, Career Energy – formed in March 2002 - offers comprehensive advice on careers, career change and job searching. They’ll analyse ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 37 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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Rebus Tourist Guides
London > Leisure > Activities
33, Vanbrugh Court, Wincott St, Lambeth, London SE11 | 8 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, SE11 | 14 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
This much loved open space in the south London borough of Lambeth has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 16 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The best pubs near London Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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The Anchor & Hope
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 13 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
This is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in to sample some ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Duchy Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
63 Sancroft Street, SE11 | 13 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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Nightlife near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 1 minute from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Union Street Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
47-51 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
A local urban living room found beneath Union Street Cafe in Borough, Union Street Bar is Gordon Ramsay's first destination bar. Open until 2am on Thursday, ... More
 
 
 
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South London Pacific
London > Nightlife > Bars
340 Kennington Road, Kennington, London SE11 | 14 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Ten minutes from the nearest tube, in a drab and ugly corner of Oval, sits one of the most surreal nightlife experiences you can have in ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 7 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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
 
 
 
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Tate Modern
London > Business > Venue Hire
Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 17 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
 
 
 
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The Bridge
London > Business > Venue Hire
Weston Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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First World War Galleries
First World War Galleries
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 7 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Visitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new ...More

 
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Truth and Memory: British Art of the First World War
Exhibitions | Until 8th March 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 7 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The first major retrospective of British First World War art for almost 100 years, featuring 110 paintings, sculptures and drawings ...More

 
Horrible Histories: Spies
Horrible Histories: Spies
Kids Events | Until 4th January 2015 

IWM London (Imperial War Museums) 7 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The IWM London (Imperial War Museums) in London re-opened on 19th July 2014, having closed its doors for redevelopment in ...More

 
Free Live Music, Christmas Special: Louise Golbey
Music | On 25th December 2014 

Primo Bar 15 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

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Modern War Gardens: Paradise Lost
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2015 

Garden Museum 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

London-based photojournalist, filmmaker and writer Lalage Snow takes a look at conflict in the modern world and how the inhabitants ...More

Sonia Delaunay
Sonia Delaunay
Exhibitions | Until 9th August 2015 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became ...More

 
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Sigmar Polke: Alibis
Exhibitions | Until 8th February 2015 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Hailed as "one of the best shows MoMA has ever done" by The Guardian when it opened in New York ...More

 
Conflict, Time, Photography
Conflict, Time, Photography
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Taking place to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, this exhibition at Tate Moden concerns the relationship between ...More

 
Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood
Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

Fashion and Textile Museum 18 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Looking at vintage fashion knitwear in the 20th century, Knitwear: Chanel to Westwood at the Fashion and Textile Museum will ...More

 
Southwark Cathedral Carols & Services
Southwark Cathedral Carols & Services
Seasonal | Until 25th December 2014 

Southwark Cathedral 18 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Southwark Cathedral has a number of festive services open to the public throughout December. For the Cathedral Carol Services no ...More

 
 

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London 2015: Major Museums
London 2015: Major Museums

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March in London 2015
March in London 2015

Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty comes to the V&A in March 2015, Sam Smith plays two sell-out shows at the ...More

 
Rambert with Tredegar Town Band and the Rambert Orchestra
Rambert with Tredegar Town Band and the Rambert Orchestra
Dance | 12th May 2015 - 16th May 2015 

Sadler's Wells Theatre

Live on the Sadler's Wells stage, the full ranks of Tredegar Town Band accompany Rambert's dancers in the world premiere ...More

 
Stevie
Stevie
Theatre | 6th March 2015 - 18th April 2015 

Hampstead Theatre

Zoƫ Wanamaker stars in this major revival of Hugh Whitemore's award-winning drama. Staged at the Hampstead Theatre, Stevie provides a ...More

 
Christmas Lights at Westfield London
Christmas Lights at Westfield London
Seasonal | Until 5th January 2015 

Westfield London - Shepherd's Bush

Rita Ora is to switch-on the Christmas lights at Westfield London on Monday 3rd November from 6pm, ...More

 
Underworld
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Concerts | On 6th March 2015 

Hammersmith Apollo

Following the huge success of the 20th anniversary performance of their dubnobasswithmyheadman album at Royal Festival Hall last ...More

 
Oh What A Lovely War
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Theatre | 29th January 2015 - 7th February 2015 

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Built upon the songs that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed 10 million in four years, this ...More

 
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Pennethorne's Cafe Bar
Opened 28th November 2014 

Named after the 19th century English architect Sir James Pennethorne, the man who designed the Somerset House New Wing in ...More

 
Snaps & Rye
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Opened 30th November 2014 

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