Elephant and Castle
Unparalleled proximity to London Waterloo, the South Bank and Borough Market
"The regeneration of the Lambeth area is continuing at a pace...keep your eye on this part of London."Thomas Holmes
"There are some fantastic properties in Elephant & Castle like those in Strata SE1 that have amazing views!"James Glen
"An absolute foodie's dream...stock up or just treat yourself to some great street food from the finest suppliers!"James Glen
Where do Elephant and Castle locals go?
Imperial War Museum
The Imperial War Museum offers a wealth of collections to explore - head to the Extraordinary Heroes gallery to discover the real-life stories of courage behind the Victoria Cross and George Cross medals awarded for bravery.
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The Young Vic
A small theatre where all the seating has good angles. Reasonable ticket prices and performances by extremely talented people. There is also a food and drink area.
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Neal's Yard Dairy
Sourcing and selling the best of British and Irish cheeses. Make sure you check out Neal's Yard Dairy when you're wandering through Borough Market.
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An industrial, but welcoming bar and restaurant hidden behind Tate Modern.
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Ting at the Shangri-La
On the 35th floor of the Shard, Ting delivers the astonishing views that you would expect. What I didn't expect was the incredible food that was pretty good value for money - £55 for four mouth-watering courses and the prettiest dessert I've ever seen!
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The View From the Shard
A really nice afternoon out if you are new to London, have visitors or just want something to do one day. Amazing uninterrupted views over London and on a clear day you can see for over 30 miles!
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Konditor & Cook
They have a few stores around, but this is the best. Curly Whirly cake is the food stuff of legends, the most chocolatey chocolate cake ever!
Submitted by Matthew
Very impressive meat dishes cooked in a proper American smoker. The ribs are fantastic!
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The Clink Prison Museum
Set on the site of one of England's oldest prisons, this museum is a great day out for all the family!
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Gourmet Burger Kitchen
Whilst there have been many new entries into the London burger market, GBK remains a firm favourite. The Don burger is a thing of beauty!
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Tate Modern Kitchen & Bar
Nothing quite like sitting down with a cold, crisp glass of wine after a stroll along the south bank. The bar on the 6th floor of Tate Modern also comes with one of the best views in town AND the added benefit of supporting a fantastic arts institution. Later weekend opening times make this a great place to watch the sunset.
Submitted by Rachel
The best coffee on a bridge! They also sell delicious cocktails and food too.
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Did you know?
"Captain of the HMS Bounty and victim of the famous Mutiny, William Bligh lived at 100 Lambeth Road, Lambeth, SE1."
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Child-friendly activities near Elephant and Castle
Object ConversationsImperial War Museum London
Explore objects from the collections and see they connect with iconic objects on display in the new atrium and Terraced Galleries. Feel the weight of a shrapnel piece from the First World War and come to grips with real objects from the museum's collections.
Crazy ChimpsCrazy Chimps
Go ape and be pampered at Crazy Chimps in Kennington - an indoor playzone, café and beauty salon for kids (and adults!) Crazy Chimps has play areas and equipment suitable for little ones between the ages of three months to 13 years old. And there's something for all sizes with the castle, slide, swings, trampoline, ball pit, educational play equipment and touch-screen games. There are further facilities for arts and crafts, a cinema, disco and indoor entrainment room, and, if it all gets a bit too much, there's even a quiet reading area with iPads for everyone to use. Website
NCT SE1 Bumps and Babes GroupDel Aziz,
Bumps and Babes groups are informal get togethers which are there to help parents to meet one another in a local venue. Anyone is welcome to come to a Bumps and Babes group. You don't have to be a NCT member. Website
Little DiggersVauxhall City Farm
Our gardening club is specially designed for parents and their little ones! With a range of activities to engage the little ones they will learn from an early age about the importance of soil and the magic of growing your own food. Website
The Grove Toddle TimeThe Grove Children Centre
Play and craft sessions, songs and rhymes, time to meet other parents and carers. Website
The Grove Dad's Group (1st Sat of month)The Grove Children and Family Centre
Are you a first time dad or are you a dad of many? Come along for a session of fun with your little ones, breakfast included. Date: First Saturday of every month Website
The Grove ChildmindersThe Grove Children and Family Centre
Open for childminders or parents who want information and advice about becoming a childminder. Play and craft sessions for childminders and their children. Term time only. Website
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