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Elephant & Castle Walking Tour

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 11th Nov 2023

 Free

Join Open City for a walking tour exploring the fascinating architectural history of Elephant and Castle

This fun and engaging walking tour — led by Elephant and Castle resident and Golden Key Academy graduate Joesph Granata — explores the past, present and future of this extraordinary central London hub which was once known as the ‘Piccadilly Circus of South London’ but has at times since been controversially used as a symbol of urban decay and failed planning.

This walking tour will explore how, despite Elephant and Castle’s central location and unparalleled cultural and architectural riches, the area became unfairly ignored and unloved in the late twentieth century. During this time, the area had a reputation for being an ugly, congested pocket of south London, built around not just one but two busy roundabouts and with a network of dank, pedestrian subways, at the heart of which lay a famously outdated, but nevertheless enigmatic, shopping centre.

This tour will show you that this district — known affectionately as the ‘Elephant’ — is in fact a fascinating, vibrant neighbourhood with a rich history and a promising future, boasting conservation areas, numerous listed buildings, pioneering post-war architecture and striking contemporary developments, all of which surround an ambitious large-scale regeneration scheme which aims to bring the Elephant and its revitalized circus back to town.


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This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 11th Nov 2023

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2023-11-11 2023-11-11 Europe/London Elephant & Castle Walking Tour Join Open City for a walking tour discovering the extraordinary architecture of Elephant & Castle https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2023/11/11/elephant-castle-walking-tour-360492 St George's Circus,,London SE1,London

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St George's Circus,
London SE1,
London,

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