Elephant and Castle
in Greater London of England, United Kingdom
- Tower of London (Unesco heritage, 8 mi)
- Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church (Unesco heritage, 10 mi)
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Unesco heritage, 17 mi)
- Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites (Unesco heritage, 22 mi)
- Blenheim Palace (Unesco heritage, 33 mi)
- Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine's Abbey, and St Martin's Church (Unesco heritage, 53 mi)
- City of Bath (Unesco heritage, 67 mi)
- Dorset and East Devon Coast (Unesco heritage, 67 mi)
- Derwent Valley Mills (Unesco heritage, 107 mi)
- Hartsbourne Country Club (Golf course, 4 mi)
- Ilford Golf Club (Golf course, 8 mi)
- Brent Valley Golf Course (Golf course, 9 mi)
- Ealing Golf Club (Golf course, 10 mi)
- Barnehurst Golf Course (Golf course, 11 mi)
- Chingford Golf Club (Golf course, 11 mi)
- Cray Valley Golf Club (Golf course, 11 mi)
- Hampton Court Palace Golf Club (Golf course, 12 mi)
- Broke Hill Golf Club (Golf course, 14 mi)
- Brickendon Grange Golf Club (Golf course, 18 mi)
- London Eye (observation point, (1 mi)
- Lee Valley Marina Springfield (marina, (6 mi)
- The View from the Shard (observation point, (1 mi)
- Box Hill Hiking Area (amusement park, (19 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 51.495 and -0.101 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 51° 29' 42" and W -0° 6' 2"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Pound - GBP
- Spoken languages:
- English, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 07:02 AM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Europe/London
- UTC/GMT offset: 0 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 7:53 am and 3:51 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -43.750 and 173.083 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Le Bons Bay
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to United Kingdom.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning United Kingdom. Last Update: 2023-12-08 07:22:45
Discover Elephant and Castle
Elephant and Castle in Greater London (England) is a place in United Kingdom a little south-east of London, the country's capital city.
Current time in Elephant and Castle is now 07:02 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Europe / London with an UTC offset of zero hours. We know of 8 airports near Elephant and Castle, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in United Kingdom is London City Airport in a distance of 7 mi (or 11 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in United Kingdom is Tower of London in a distance of 8 mi (or 12 km), East. Also, if you like playing golf, there are a few options in driving distance. We encountered 4 points of interest in the vicinity of this place. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: City of Westminster, City of London, Camberwell, London and Islington. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 11°C / 52 °F
|Morning Temperature||9°C / 47 °F|
|Evening Temperature||10°C / 49 °F|
|Night Temperature||8°C / 47 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||12%|
|Air Pressure||992 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Fresh Breeze with 15 km/h (9 mph) from East|
|Cloud Conditions||Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky|
|General Conditions||Moderate rain|
Sunday, 10th of December 2023
9°C (48 °F)
9°C (48 °F)
Moderate rain, fresh breeze, overcast clouds.
Monday, 11th of December 2023
11°C (51 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Broken clouds, moderate breeze.
Tuesday, 12th of December 2023
11°C (52 °F)
8°C (47 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
The Metropolitan Tabernacle is a large Independent Reformed Baptist church in the Elephant and Castle in London. It was the largest non-conformist church of its day in 1861. The Tabernacle Fellowship have been worshipping together since 1650, soon after the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers. Its first pastor was William Rider, and many notable others have filled the position since, including Benjamin Keach, Dr. John Gill, Dr. John Rippon, and C. H. Spurgeon.
Metro Central Heights
Metro Central Heights is a group of residential buildings in the London Borough of Southwark. It was originally known as Alexander Fleming House, a multi-storey office complex designed by Hungarian-born modernist architect Ernő Goldfinger and constructed in the early 1960s for Arnold Lee of Imry Properties.
Ministry of Sound
Ministry of Sound London, commonly referred to as simply Ministry of Sound or MoS, is a nightclub based in London, England and an associated record label. It was ranked fourth in the 2010 DJ Magazine top 100 clubs poll 2010. The Ministry of Sound brand also includes various other products such as dance music compilations and clothing.
Skipton House is a high specification office building in Elephant and Castle, Central London. It was built for a Japanese bank and then sold on to accommodate staff of the Department of Health who were moved out of Alexander Fleming House. The project architect was Paul Cayford. Its address is 80 London Road SE1 6LH, next to the Bakerloo Line entrance to Elephant & Castle tube station. It was opened by Virginia Bottomley, who was then Secretary of State for Health, on 15 February 1993.
Hannibal House is an icon of 1960s office architecture positioned above the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in Southwark, south London. Until 2005, the building housed various bodies and agencies of the Department of Health, including the Devices section of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (the Medical Devices Agency until April 2003). It achieved some fame in hosting the enquiries into the murders of Stephen Lawrence and Victoria Climbie.
South Bank Technopark
South Bank Technopark (aka the Technopark building) at London South Bank University, England, houses the main administration for the university, including the Vice-Chancellor's Office, under the leadership of Prof. Martin Earwicker. The Technopark building was opened in November 1985. It is designed in a modular way, with a floor area of 3,000 m², which can be divided into units from around 19 m² in size.
Newington Butts is a former village, now an area of the London Borough of Southwark, that gives its name to a segment of the A3 road running south-west from the Elephant and Castle junction. The road forks left into Kennington Park Road and right into Kennington Lane, leading to Kennington and Vauxhall Bridge respectively. It is popularly believed to take its name from an archery butts, or practice field, but there is no evidence for such activity.
Michael Faraday Memorial
The Michael Faraday Memorial is a monument to the Victorian scientist Michael Faraday in Elephant and Castle, London, England. The stainless steel box-shaped structure was designed by Brutalist architect Rodney Gordon in 1959 and built in 1961 on the centre of the northern roundabout of the Elephant and Castle gyratory system. It commemorates Michael Faraday's importance as a scientist and was placed in Elephant and Castle because Faraday's birthplace is nearby in Newington Butts.
The Coronet Theatre is a large live music and night-club venue with a 2,600 capacity located at 28 New Kent Road in Elephant and Castle, London. The historic venue has been operating as an entertainment venue for over 100 years and to this day has managed to retain all of its art deco features. The site was first occupied by the Theatre Royal, built in 1872 and destroyed by fire only six years later.
Perronet House is an 11-storey residential council tower block adjacent to the northern roundabout of the Elephant and Castle, in London.
Bakerloo line extension to Camberwell
The Bakerloo line extension to Camberwell is a proposed extension of the London Underground line to Camberwell in South London from its current terminus at Elephant & Castle. It was due to be built in the late 1940s, but the project was cancelled. In the 21st century the project has been revived in one version or another, but nothing has yet been agreed. Current proposals for extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle do not always involve Camberwell.
Ministry of Sound Radio
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- East Ham
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City of London: London Rd/Thomas Doyle St, City of London (source)
City of London: St Georges Rd/Hayles St, City of London (source)
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