Local Area

Image of the Elephant Statue in Elephant & Castle
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Be in the heart of the action – Elephant & Castle

At London College of Communication, we're proud to put our location in our name. In London you can define your creative future within one of the most dynamic world capitals – it's a student experience that's hard to beat.

Our single site at Elephant & Castle is a big part of the local community, with plenty of public events and activities. Built in the 1960s and reminiscent of the architecture defined by key modernist Erno Goldfinger, today it's still a towering presence – and comes with a stunning view. Take in the skyline from our upper floors and see major sites from the Houses of Parliament to Tower Bridge, or cross the road outside and sample the street market in full flow.

Great transport links

Brilliantly connected by bus, train and tube – and centrally located in zone 1 – our Elephant & Castle site is only minutes away from the river and the creative media hub of the Southbank, close to major arts and design venues including Tate Modern, the Design Museum, The Hayward Gallery, the British Film Institute (BFI) and many more.

Tonnes of character

The area that surrounds the College has its own quirks and character, with plenty of shops, restaurants, bars and a street market. Built around one of the city's major roundabouts, this swirling axis is the centrepiece of a neighbourhood that was once home to Charlie Chaplin and Michael Caine. And with creative landmarks just around the corner, LCC is perfectly positioned within a city that isn't afraid to change, a city that celebrates personal expression and a city that promotes creative freedom.

Culturally thriving

As well as being great for links to hotspots across London, Elephant & Castle boasts plenty of cultural gems of its own. The Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts from cinema throughout history. The Artworks boasts a handful of bitesize shipping container homes for street food and drink, creative businesses, a library, art gallery and more. The Ministry of Sound, which started life as a nightclub, has grown to become the world’s biggest dance music brand. The Imperial War Museum is home to an insightful collection that tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. And The Southwark Playhouse is one of London’s leading off-West End theatres. All within walking distance from the College!

Exciting developments

Right now everything's changing as Elephant & Castle undergoes a major £3 billion redevelopment. With a new leisure centre, cycle superhighway, five-screen arts cinema, shops and restaurants all in the planning, our area's history is in the making. To find out more about the redevelopment visit the Elephant & Castle Partnership website.

Come and find your favourite spots to live and learn in a capital that's shaping the creative landscape on a global scale.

Image of Elephant & Castle buildings, roads and roundabout from the Tower Block at London College of Communication
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Elephant & Castle is well connected by bus, train and tube – and centrally located in zone 1.

Image of Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park in Elephant & Castle.
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The Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park offers a place to relax as well as a range of sports facilities.

Image of Southwark Playhouse and street
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The Southwark Playhouse – one of London's leading theatres off the West End.

Image of the cafe in the Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Elephant & Castle.
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The Jamyang Buddhist Centre in Elephant & Castle is home to a popular and picturesque cafe.

Image of the Artworks in Elephant & Castle
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The Artworks – a creative hub in the heart of Elephant & Castle.

Exterior image of the Imperial War Museum.
Image © Lewis Bush

Imperial War Museum – a leading authority on conflict and less than a 10 minute walk from LCC.

Image of the exterior of Ministry of Sound.
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Ministry of Sound – a nightclub and now also a global brand, based in Elephant & Castle.

Image of the Art Cafe in Elephant and Castle.
Photo © Lewis Bush

The Art Cafe on London Road is a popular spot for students and staff.

View of London and Elephant & Castle from the Tower Block at London College of Communication.
Image © Lewis Bush

The stunning view over Elephant & Castle and London from our Tower Block.