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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
 
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Waterloo Railway Station
 
16 minutes walk
 
 
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Elephant and Castle NCP
 
0 minutes walk
 
Library Street NCP
 
8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £35  22% 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 £74  21% 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 £50  25% 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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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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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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Cardinal Place Shopping Centre
London > Shopping > Shopping Centres
Palace Street, Westminster, London SW1E5JD | 35 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Cardinal Place is a snazzy modern shopping venue in Victoria. Housed under a curvaceous, new-age glass capsule it has become something of a visual icon in ... More
 
 
 
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Mercato Metropolitano
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 6 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
At 45,000 square foot, new Italian market Mercato Metropolitano has no shortage of artisanal talent. Housed in a disused paper factory, it brings together bakers, fishmongers, ... More
 
 
 
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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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Seussical the Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 22nd November to 29th December 2018
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Following previous success in the UK and the US, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Seussical musical comes to the Southwark Playhouse this winter. Based on the ...More
 
 
 
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The Night Before Christmas
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th November to 29th December 2018 - Various Times
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Anthony Neilson's adult comedy has a contemporary storyline about finding the true spirit of the festive season. Directed by Alex Sutton....More
 
 
 
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The Time Travellers' Ball
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th November 2018 to 17th February 2019
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 42 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 6 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
This November, theatrical experience The Time Travellers' Ball opens new venue The Buzz, London's first ever purpose-built immersive theatre venue. An evening of dance, decadence and ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Artworks Elephant
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 2 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Repositioning refurbished shipping containers as retail spaces and offices for creative startups, The Artworks Elephant turns Elephant and Castle into "the new Shoreditch", according to the ... More
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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IWM London (Imperial War Museums)
London > Attractions > Museums
Lambeth Road, Elephant and Castle, 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
 
 
 
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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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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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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
 
 
 
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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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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 1 minute from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 26 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Leake Street Pocket Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Lower Marsh, SE1 | 14 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Located at the entrance to one of the most well known graffiti hotspots in London, Leake Street Pocket Park is an urban oasis of shrubs, ... More
 
 
 
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Kennington Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Kennington Park Road, St. Agnes Place, Kennington, London 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
 
 
 
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Elephant and Castle Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
119 Newington Causeway Road, SE1 | 2 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
After a lengthy closure, the historic Elephant and Castle pub reopened in summer 2016 revealing a re-imagined interior ... More
 
 
 
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Charles Dickens
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
160 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
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Mc & Sons
London > Nightlife > Pubs
160 Union Street, SE1 | 12 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Very much a family affair, with roots in Ireland, Mc & Sons is an Irish boozer serving Thai food. ... More
 
 
 
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 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
 
 
 
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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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Devonshire House
London > Nightlife > Bars
64 Union Street, SE1 | 13 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Within the Flat Iron Square site, an area encompassing six railway arches and filled with restaurants, street food and a live music venue, is Devonshire ... More
 
 
 
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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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Vinopolis
London > Business > Venue Hire
London Bridge, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
This conference and event venue caters for between 10 and 1250 guests. Ideal for dinners, conferences, exhibitions, meetings, product launches & AGMs. ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Night Before Christmas
Theatre | Until 29th December 2018 

Southwark Playhouse 5 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Anthony Neilson's adult comedy has a contemporary storyline about finding the true spirit of the festive season. Directed by Alex ...More

Seussical the Musical
Seussical the Musical
Theatre | Until 29th December 2018 

Southwark Playhouse 5 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Following previous success in the UK and the US, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Seussical musical comes to the Southwark ...More

 
The Time Travellers' Ball
The Time Travellers' Ball
Theatre | Until 17th February 2019 

The Buzz 6 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

This November, theatrical experience The Time Travellers' Ball opens new venue The Buzz, London's first ever purpose-built immersive theatre venue. ...More

 
African Soldier
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

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

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Moments Of Silence
Exhibitions | Until 31st March 2019 

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

An immersive installation exploring origins, history and future of remembrance rituals, created by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning artists 59 ...More

Survey
Exhibitions | Until 16th December 2018 

Jerwood Space 12 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

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A Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 19th January 2019 

Old Vic Theatre 12 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic, which has been adapted from the stage by Jack Thorne, returns to ...More

The Convert
The Convert
Theatre | Until 26th January 2019 

The Young Vic 13 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Black Panther star and Tony-nominated writer Danai Gurira - also known for her role as Michonne in The Walking Dead ...More

 
Flat Iron Square: Alpine Village
Flat Iron Square: Alpine Village
Foodie Events | Until 2nd January 2019 

Flat Iron Square 13 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Conifer trees, a canopy of lights, two bandstands and heated areas give Flat Iron Square a winter makeover. Nestled amongst ...More

 
Flea Market
Kids Events | Until 23rd December 2018 

Flat Iron Square 13 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Traders selling bric-a-brac, antiques, furniture, unique collections of clothing, jewellery and ceramics....More

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Sadler's Wells Theatre

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Filling the Sadler's Wells stage with 7,500 litres ...More

 
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

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