This is a sponsored article on behalf of Elephant Park.
Discovered the hidden gem that is Elephant Park yet? This leafy corner of Elephant and Castle is home to buzzing restaurants and bars offering global cuisines (including loads of great brunch options), a beautiful medley of indie retailers, and — at the centre of it all — a 2.5 acre park.
Throughout 2023, you'll also find an eclectic array of things to do, from video game speed dating, to cocktail masterclasses, to candlelit yoga. Back in March, we went to discover a neighbourhood event for ourselves and have a nose around the Zone 1 neighbourhood...
Elephant Park's Earth Hour celebrations — a day of sustainability and wellness-themed activities — gave us the perfect opportunity to explore the neighbourhood's quirkiest corners.
There was leaf-printing in Little Louie, the rather charming cafe-bar at multi-use venue Elephant Stores (it also boasts an independent gift shop run by SoLo Craft Fair and a bike repair service). We also got to experience the great outdoors with a tour of the park's many trees, before finishing up with a guided meditation in The Tree House — a stunning community space with a rooftop terrace shaded by a canopy of greenery.
Earth Hour 2023 may have come and gone, but you can be the first to know about all upcoming events by signing up to Elephant Park's newsletter, or keeping tabs on what's on here.
Even if there isn't an event on, this thriving community is still well-worth a visit. Both tube and national rail services are nearby, which makes getting here a breeze — you can really make a day of it. Start with shopping, then take the kids to let off some steam in the park, before refuelling with something special from one of the many local food traders.
Oh, and if you really like what you find, you might want to know that Elephant Park has a variety of high quality, newly-built homes available to buy and rent...