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Places to Explore in Elephant & Castle

Going Out

Just as you’d expect from a vibrant neighbourhood in the heart of London, living in Elephant and Castle means living close to a scene that's buzzing day and night. From museums bursting with history and leading live theatre to traditional pubs serving fine ales and bars – where you can relax with a cocktail or glass of chilled Chablis – there’s plenty to keep you entertained around the clock.

Fancy hitting the dancefloor and not returning home until the small hours? Look no further than the world-famous Ministry of Sound for the ultimate clubgoer’s night out. Luckily, it’s on your doorstep, so just a seven-minute walk home.

If it’s a more chilled-out vibe you’re looking for, you’ll be spoilt for choice with plenty of inviting places to enjoy a drink, whether it’s a quiet evening out for two or a long overdue catch up with friends over dinner. If you’re look for quirky craft ales, classy cocktails or fine wines, you’ll find just the spot in Elephant & Castle.

Southwark Playhouse, Elephant & Castle

This award-winning theatre began life 25 years ago beneath London Bridge station. In 2013, the theatre moved to its current home on Newington Causeway where it continues to offer the best of fringe theatre in the capital, specialising in new writing, classic plays and musicals, and youth theatre. It’s currently live streaming performances so keep an eye on what’s on so you don’t miss out. The next chapter of this inspiring theatre will definitely be one to watch.



Ministry of Sound, Elephant & Castle

The iconic venue is world-renowned on the clubbing scene and is home to the biggest names in dance music. Located in a former bus depot, the huge club boasts four dancefloors and various bars. Just a few steps from Elephant & Castle tube station, this clubbing institution is just minutes from Elephant Park London– an easy walk home at the end of the night for those living in Elephant and Castle, and no need to call a cab! But if late nights aren’t your thing you can still get your music fix at one of the club’s fitness classes during the day.



Imperial War Museum, London, Kennington

Steeped in history, this fantastic museum in nearby Kennington is well worth a visit. You could easily spend a morning or afternoon exploring the museum’s many galleries and exhibitions or even longer if you want to recharge in the onsite café. The impressive façade gives a taste of what’s to come with truly breath-taking dispels. Witnesses to War is a permanent exhibition and a must-see on your visit to the museum. You will be amazed by the sight of a Harrier jet and Spitfire plane suspended above a V-2 rocket, while the sight of Baghdad Car – a vehicle destroyed in a suicide car bombing – will leave you with goosebumps.