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Elephant and Castle, London

Located in South London, Elephant and Castle is a dynamic, fast-paced area. You can find high-rise towers like the Strata tower, nicknamed the “Razor,” and modern art and music venues like Ministry of Sound and Corsica Studios. In addition, the area is home to Latin American cuisine, with the Mercato Metropolitano food hall serving up global street food. The Imperial War Museum is another popular attraction in the area, with displays of planes and military aircraft.

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Southwark Council’s development framework for Elephant and Castle

The regeneration project is expected to create around 4,000 jobs, and will see the creation of a new town centre. The plan also includes a brand-new tube station and a cutting-edge new campus for the London College of Communication. The new town centre will also feature a new public square called Castle Square, which will bring together local traders.

EastEnders-style soap opera based in Elephant and Castle

An EastEnders style soap opera set in Elephant and Castle has recently come to Netflix. The show has gained a devoted fan base. It is one of the most watched programmes in the world. Often imported from the United States, soap operas have large audiences and are widely watched by females. Its success is often down to clever casting.

Art project in Elephant and Castle

The Art project in Elephant and Castle, London, is an exciting public programme, which celebrates the creativity of the local community. The project began as a five-day showcase held in parallel with the London College of Communication’s 2019 Degree Shows, and it drew thousands of extra visitors to the area. The project included 20 events held at 13 venues. These events celebrated the vibrant creativity of the area through street dance classes, exhibitions, and live radio broadcasts.

Theatre in Elephant and Castle

The Theatre in Elephant and Castle is one of the oldest theatres in London, with a history spanning more than a century. It was built in 1872, and was redeveloped in the 1920s after the Theatre Royal burned down six years earlier. During this time, the Theatre in Elephant and Castle was the home of the young Charlie Chaplin. In 1928, the theatre was turned into an ABC cinema and featured a steam-driven organ. Although it suffered damage during World War II, the Theatre in Elephant and Castle remained standing.

Cinema museum in Elephant and Castle

The Cinema Museum is a museum located in Kennington, London. It was founded in 1986 by Ronald Grant and Martin Humphries as a nonprofit organization. Its building was once a working class home where Charlie Chaplin lived as a child.

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