The convenience of living in London’s Zone 1
The sprawling city of London has, of late, become a city full of residential pockets, some further out from the city’s centre than others. However, with the creation of new desirable locales scattered from East to West, is there still something to be said about the ultimate convenience of living in Zone 1? We certainly think so.
Our new development at Elephant and Castle is a prime example of Zone 1, London living. Read on as we examine the benefits of living in a postcode that’s right at the heart of the nation’s capital.
Forgive us for stating the obvious but living in London’s Zone 1 brings the main thoroughfares and transport hubs of the city within easy reach. Our Elephant and Castle development includes Park & Sayer and West Grove, collections of Elephant & Castle new apartments that are only a few minutes’ walk away from the area’s overground and underground stations. On the underground you have access to both the Northern and Bakerloo lines whilst the overground trains give you access to the Thameslink and Southeastern train services.
This means you can reach other transport hubs in no time at all: City Thameslink station within seven minutes; London Bridge in seven minutes; London Blackfriars in five; Farringdon in nine; and St Pancras International in 13 minutes.
If you happen to work in the City or Zone 1, this connectivity saves you so much – both in terms of time and money. Commuting costs reduce to a minimal rate, or zero if you decide to undertake the very manageable walk. Your time becomes your own, as you no longer spend hours a day on trains. This daily temporal and financial saving adds up and undoubtedly affects our wellbeing in the long term.
One benefit of living moments away from the city’s tourist meccas, is the array of cultural pursuits available for your entertainment. And not only you – if you purchased one of our Elephant and Castle apartments for sale, we’re quite sure that family and friends will be keen to make the most of your central location and visit the tourist hotspots or go on a shopping spree.
The Tate Modern, The Imperial War Museum, The Shard and The Houses of Parliament are all reachable within a 30-minute walk. Hop on the train or underground and you can reach Covent Garden, Soho, Oxford Circus and The National Gallery within 15 minutes.
If you’re in Education, a selection of campuses are also incredibly close by; Kings College, London School of Economics and the Royal Academy of Arts are all again within 20 minutes of train travel, whilst the London College of Communication is right on the doorstep of our Elephant Park homes.
It’s not something exclusive to Zone 1 but a range of exceptional retail and dining options can be found in many of Central London’s locales - and Elephant & Castle is no exception.
The area has a long-standing record of independent eateries and businesses who cater for the local community. And this has been something that our Elephant Park development has built upon when considering the retail mix.
We’ve already welcomed a host of eateries, restaurants and coffee shops to open new units at Elephant Park, a lot of whom are independent businesses or SMEs who have been based in Elephant & Castle for many years. Spicy, vegan food, artisan baking, craft beer, cocktails, ramen, or Italian street food – there truly is something to cater for every taste.
Elephant Park will also be launching Ash Avenue in the coming months. A social destination to rival the main thoroughfares of the city, Ash Avenue is a park-side dining quarter where each eatery has an abundance of al fresco dining space. Imagine stepping out from your home to rendezvous with a glass of wine and small plates, looking out onto the sprawling green space at the heart of the development.
And if you want to travel further afield for the big names in the London food scene, you know you’re only moments away with the ample public transport options available to you.
One significant benefit of living so central is the array of accommodation options available. Whether renting or buying, some of the most innovative buildings with impressive amenities can be found in London’s Zone 1.
Our Elephant and Castle apartments for sale at Park & Sayer give residents access to a range of fabulous perks. A residents’ gym overlooking a curated elevated garden; an incredible skylounge on the 24th floor with lounge space that looks out to The Shard and beyond; a working lobby where you can enjoy the free Wi-Fi and set up your hot desk for the day.
For those looking to rent, similar perks are on offer at Park Central East and Park Central West. Find out more about rental properties at livingbylendlease.com.