5 mins from Imperial War Museum, London South Bank University, Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, bowling alley and bingo and Zone 1 Underground station Elephant and Castle.
10 mins from The Old Vic Theatre, Young Vic Theatre.
15 mins from Waterloo Station, Borough Market.
20 mins from Tate Modern, London Bridge, Shakespeare’s Globe, National Theatre, iMax, Royal Festival Hall, London Eye, Hayward Gallery, Sea Life London Aquarium, The Garden Museum.
25 mins from Tate Britain, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Monument,
Of course all these places are much closer if you hop on a bus, bike, taxi or tube.
London SE1 – Community Website online since 1998
BFI iMax – 3D Cinema
BFI Southbank – British Film Institute
Greater London Authority – Official website for the Mayor of London, the London Assembly and the Greater London Authority
Rockingham Arms Weatherspoons – Newington Causeway, SE1 1BN
Elephant & Castle – Elephant & Castle Roundabout, SE1 1BN
Charlie Chaplain – 26 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ
The Dover Castle – 6a Great Dover Street, SE1 4XW
The Libertine (ex Town House) – 125 Great Suffolk Street, SE1 1PQ
The Roebuck – 50 Great Dover Street, SE1 4YG
The Ruse – 280 Borough High Street, SE1 1JS
The Ship – 68 Borough Road, SE1 1DX
The William – Harper Road, SE1 6AD
If you have a suggestion of a good place to visit, eat or drink in nearby please contact us.
Other high rise places to live nearby.
Metro Central Heights – Celebrity modernist architect and inspiration for Ian Fleming’s Bond nemesis Erno Goldfinger designed this mega structure opposite Perronet House. For the first three decades of its life it was offices before being condemned as having sick building syndrome. The developers St George’s (most famous for The Tower at Vauxhall) bought it in the 1990s, demolished Goldfinger’s iconic Trocadero cinema weeks before it was due to be listed and converted it all into small single aspect flats with the original glazing. There is a small communal gym and paddling pool in the basement for residents. The flats are popular as buy to lets.
Strata – Also known as The Razor and The Lipstick this 41 storey stripey tower is all that was built of the large eco-friendly redevelopment planned for the Elephant in the early 2000s. But all is not what it seems. The three turbines were intended to generate 8% of the building’s electricity but they are now just static and decorative because a design flaw makes them too noisy to use. The building won The Concrete Award in 2010 for its innovative construction technique. The same year Strata won the Telegraph’s Carbuncle of the Year.