London Uncovered: Things to see and do in Elephant and Castle

Welcome back to London Uncovered, the blog that takes you on an adventure through the treasures of the magnificent city of London.

Today, we’re diving into the vibrant and ever-evolving neighbourhood of Elephant and Castle. It may not be as well-known as some of its flashy counterparts, but let us assure you, this gem of an area is ready to dazzle you with its unique charm. From its rich history to its thriving arts scene and mouthwatering culinary delights, Elephant and Castle has it all.

Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano food market in Elephant and Castle, LondonIf you’re on the hunt for a foodie paradise in London, look no further than Mercato Metropolitano. This vibrant and bustling market is a culinary wonderland, filled with an array of mouthwatering food stalls, pop-up restaurants, and artisanal producers. From tantalising street food to gourmet treats, there’s something to satisfy every craving and delight every taste bud.

And the best part? You can feast to your heart’s content while soaking up the lively atmosphere and mingling with fellow food enthusiasts. So grab a plate, explore the diverse flavours from around the world, and let your taste buds embark on an adventure at Mercato Metropolitano – it’s a food lover’s dream you won’t want to miss!

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Southwark Playhouse Borough

Southwark Playhouse LondonTucked away beside our London Central Elephant and Castle hotel, this cosy and intimate theatre is a true hidden gem. From thought-provoking dramas to hilarious comedies, the Southwark Playhouse showcases a diverse range of innovative and daring productions that will leave you on the edge of your seat, laughing, crying, and everything in between.

Plus, with its friendly and welcoming atmosphere, you might even get a chance to mingle with the actors and creative team after the show. So prepare for an evening of surprises and laughter, and let Southwark Playhouse whisk you away – it’s a theatrical adventure that will leave you with a smile on your face.

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St George’s Circus

St George's Circus LondonSt George’s Circus is a true piece of history in the city of London. The incredible obelisk which now sits at the middle of the roundabout was designed by Robert Mylne in 1771, to mark the first purpose-built traffic junction in the city. It’s a delightful sight to behold with its beautifully preserved inscriptions, it’s like stepping back in time to a bygone era. Take a leisurely stroll, admire the stunning architecture, and imagine the hustle and bustle of horse-drawn carriages and Victorian life.

And with its convenient location, you’ll have plenty of options for dining, shopping, and entertainment in the surrounding area. So why not take a detour from the usual tourist spots and discover the charm and history of St George’s Circus!

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Ministry of Sound

Ministry of Sound logoSearching for the ultimate clubbing experience in London? Look no further than the legendary Ministry of Sound Club. Prepare to have your senses electrified and your dancing shoes worn out, because this iconic venue knows how to throw an unforgettable party. With its state-of-the-art sound system, mind-blowing light displays, and world-class DJs spinning the hottest beats, the Ministry of Sound is the place to let loose and dance the night away.

Get ready to lose yourself in the pulsating energy of the crowd, make new friends on the dancefloor, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Plus, if dancing isn’t your thing, The Ministry Borough is the hottest place in London to work, eat and even get your gym on!

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St George’s Cathedral

St George's CathedralThis stunning cathedral is a true feast for the eyes, with its majestic spires, intricate stained glass windows, and serene atmosphere. St George’s Cathedral is a place where you can find solace and admire the beauty of human creativity. Step inside and let the calm wash over you, as you explore the fine details and soak in the spiritual energy.

Plus, with its proximity to trendy cafes and boutiques, you can easily turn your visit into a delightful day out.

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Imperial War Museum

Imperial War MuseumThe Imperial War Museum is the world’s leading museum of war, and the London site is just one of three. Founded whilst the First World War was at its peak, it gives voice to the extraordinary experiences of ordinary people who fought for their country over 100 years ago. With five different exhibition displays, including poppies, an art gallery and the artefact gallery, this museum will enrich and entertain the kids at the same time.

Make sure to fill up at lunch in their cafe and end the day with a souvenir from the trusty gift shop.

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Elephant Park

Elephant ParkElephant Park is the ultimate green oasis of this bustling area, complete with sculptures and water fountains to create a whimsical wonderland! This hidden gem is a haven for all, whether you fancy an energising run through the park or a lounge in the sunshine.

Stroll through beautifully landscaped gardens, take a picnic on the lush lawns, or simply find a cosy spot to relax with family and friends. Plus, there is always something exciting on the events list such as The Chelsea Fringe Festival on May 27th.

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