Local area guide

Living in Elephant and Castle

Thinking about moving to Elephant and Castle? Discover why it's a great place to live, fun things to do here, what the local schools are like, transport connections and so much more.

Your guide to moving to Elephant and Castle

Why Elephant and Castle is a good place to live

Elephant and Castle is increasingly becoming a desirable place to live in London. This charming neighbourhood offers an enriching blend of modern living and historic charm. Its close proximity to key parts of the city makes it a strategic spot for easy commuting. Elephant and Castle boasts excellent transportation links, including Underground trains, buses, and a variety of cycle docking stations, making it a thoroughly accessible place. With a host of eateries, independent retailers and a vibrant arts scene, including performance venues like Southwark Playhouse, there's no shortage of vibrant energy. Add to this the invigorating fresh air of Burgess Park, and Elephant and Castle starts shining as a delightful place to call home.

What's Elephant and Castle famous for?

Elephant and Castle is famous for its rich history and its surge of redevelopment. A standout landmark is the past-notorious Heygate Estate, significant in the area's history. The neighbourhood was known as the 'Piccadilly of the South', underscoring its significance in South London. Elephant and Castle's cultural roots can't be discussed without mentioning places like the Imperial War Museum, showcasing warfare artefacts, or the Cinema Museum, dedicated to the art of films. Among must-visit spots is the Ministry of Sound, a legendary nightclub known for its late-night energetic dance music scene.

Things to do in Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle has a delightful selection of things to do. Those interested in theatre can find themselves lost in a variety of shows at Southwark Playhouse. If you prefer to spend your time outdoors exploring, the wide green expanses of Burgess and Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Parks offer great respite. For food enthusiasts, dining at places like Rincon Costeno and at the exciting street-food venue Mercato Metropolitano is a definite treat. Art fans would appreciate a visit to various galleries, while sports lovers can find pleasure at The Oval cricket ground. End your evenings with a film at the historic Cinema Museum for a perfect end to a busy day in Elephant and Castle.

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Transport in Elephant and Castle

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Local connections

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Schools in Elephant and Castle

Discover local primary schools, secondary schools and sixth form colleges in Elephant and Castle.

Education in Elephant and Castle

Charlotte Sharman Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
St Jude's Church of England Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2021)
Notre Dame Catholic Girls' School
Ages: 11 - 16 years old
Imperial Oak Preparatory School
Ages: 4 - 7 years old
Crampton Primary
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2014)
Victory Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)

Local pubs in Elephant and Castle

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  • Elephant & Castle

    Newington, London, SE1

    The Elephant and Castle ‘Gastro pub’ is the main Pub of The Elephant and Castle, located on the corner of New Kent Road and Newington Causeway, next door to Nando’s. We serve Thai Food, English cuisine offering eat in or take away.

  • Rising SE1

    London SE1

    A dog friendly pub in SE1, a short walk from Elephant & Park underground. Serving a rotating selection of beers, wines and spirits. Offering live music 4 nights per week.

  • Draft House Tankard

    London SE11

    The Draft House is a small group of Public Houses which aims to do for beer what our culture has done for food and wine over the past twenty years.