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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
 
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8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Bridge Hotel London
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £28  37% 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 £89  34% 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  30% 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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Bananaman
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th December 2017 to 20th January 2018 - Various Times
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Mark Perry directs the world premiere staging of a colourful musical based on the cult 1980s animated TV series about a schoolboy called Eric Wimp, who ...More
 
 
 
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The Here And This And Now
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th January to 10th February 2018 - Various Times
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Theatre Royal Plymouth presents Glenn Waldron's darkly comic interrogation of office workplace culture and the cataclysmic consequences of antibiotic resistance. Directed by Simon Stokes....More
 
 
 
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The War Has Not Yet Started
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th January to 10th February 2018 - Various Times
Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, 77-85 Newington Causeway, SE1 | 5 minutes from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre
Theatre Royal Plymouth presents a dark comedy by Moscow-based Mikhail Durnenkov, presenting 12 twisted parables for the modern age. Directed by Gordon Anderson....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
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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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Cutter Club
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 18th January 2018 

Corsica Studios 1 minute walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Techno, trance, rave and acid courtesy of 14anger, Similarch, Jackson Massey and more....More

Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11
Exhibitions | Until 28th May 2018 

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

This October, the Imperial War Museum hosts the UK's first major exhibition of artists' responses to war and conflict since ...More

 
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Theatre | Until 20th January 2018 

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

Rhys Ifans plays penny-pinching miser Ebenezer Scrooge in Matthew Warchus' staging of Charles Dickens' timeless classic at the Old Vic. ...More

 
Barnum
Theatre | Until 3rd March 2018 

Menier Chocolate Factory 14 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Gordon Greenberg directs a revival of the razzle dazzle musical, which charts the rise of the greatest showman on Earth, ...More

Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Gilbert & George: The Beard Pictures And Their Fuckosophy
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

White Cube Bermondsey 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

White Cube Bermondsey marks the 50th anniversary of Gilbert & George with its new exhibition, Gilbert & George: The Beard ...More

 
Modigliani
Modigliani
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

This November, Tate Modern takes a journey through Amedeo Modigliani's career with a major new retrospective. Responsible for some of ...More

 
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Red Star Over Russia: A Revolution in Visual Culture 1905-55
Exhibitions | Until 18th February 2018 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Tate Modern looks at the dramatic history of Russia and the Soviet Union through the eyes of artists, designers and ...More

 
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
The Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2018 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Danish collective Superflex has been chosen to create this year's Hyundai Commission for Tate Modern's massive Turbine Hall. In the ...More

 
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Exhibitions | Until 28th January 2018 

Tate Modern 17 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

Russian-born conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, known for their pioneering large-scale environments and installations, are the subject of a ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 19 minutes walk from Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre

London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 

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Theatre | From 24th January 

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Isla Van Tricht's musical which explores the forgotten America that voted for Donald Trump via a tale of two young conservatives becoming politically active in Beavercreek, Ohio during the summer of 2016. Presented by Old ...More

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Theatre | From 15th February 

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Theatre | From 24th January 

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This Is It Theatre presents Nicel Acquah's two-handed drama based on personal experience and verbatim research, which explores staggering consequences of everyday racism....More

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Theatre | From 31st January 

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Theatre-maker James Rowland tells the story of how he donated his sperm to his best friends and the consequences. Co-created with Daniel Goldman....More

Think Of England
Theatre | From 7th February 

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Anonymous Is A Woman tell the story of war office employees Bette and Vera who have been employed to send the young men off to war, having experienced all of life's pleasures. Written by Madeline ...More

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Comedy | On 14th February 

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A stand-up comedy show which will leave you feeling slightly less lonely this Valentine's Day....More

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A musical mash-up of comedy and storytelling ELSA, Isobel Rogers' debut show, uses character comedy, ...More

 
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Summer favourites like the Notting Hill Carnival and Kids Week return and two Open Air Theatre productions are staged in London during August 2018. ...More

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