Elephant & Castle Regeneration

Lend Lease and Southwark Council working together to transform the area

Lend Lease

Why the Elephant is a unique place

In Zone 1, Elephant & Castle – affectionately known as The Elephant – is one of the best connected places in London. Just south of the River Thames, it has a mainline station, two underground lines (Northern and Bakerloo) and 28 bus routes. A lively London neighbourhood, the area has a rich history stretching back to medieval times. Like other parts of central London, The Elephant has many hidden gems. Leafy Victorian streets, impressive listed buildings, great restaurants, cafés, parks and green spaces, and views of many of London’s most famous landmarks.


Regenerating the Shopping Centre

The local community has excellent amenities, including primary schools, two universities and a brand new community leisure centre opening in 2014. There is also local shopping, and lots of choice for eating, drinking and relaxing. Plans are underway to regenerate the famous Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre, which will complement the 50 new shops planned on the former Heygate site and the range of independent shops and restaurants along the Walworth Road.


A strong sense of community

But look closer and you’ll discover what makes The Elephant unique. The 100 different languages spoken, London’s largest Latin American quarter, the strong sense of community, the rich musical heritage, the diversity of sights and sounds as you walk the streets and, above all, the genuine friendliness of the people from every walk of life. You can really feel at home in the convenience of Zone 1 – whoever you are, wherever you’re from.

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