This past Saturday I went on a tour with Isobel through the Elephant and Castle, which is located in the London Borough of Southwark. It was my fifth tour with Isobel. She’s a blue badge guide and knows her stuff. I only wish I had a better memory to share all of the tidbits with you. If you are in the London area or if you plan on visiting London, I highly recommend her. On her website she has a list of her upcoming tours. I know I plan on going on a few during the summer.
As I exited the Tube station I enjoyed all of the murals on the walls.
As for the Elephant the neighborhood is delightful. So many of the residential areas made me wish I had the money for a down payment on a flat.
The Albert Terrace neighborhood:
West Square Gardens:
When I first saw the Metro Central Heights I thought that is was quite unattractive. Apparently I’m not alone. According to our guide, Ian Fleming, the author of the Bond novels, hated the building and named his villain after the architect Erno Goldfinger.
The Imperial War Museum. Currently the museum is closed but plans to reopen in July. I can’t wait to go back and explore inside.
This neighborhood is one of the most delightful places to stroll through. It may not be on the top of your list when you visit London, but you may want to give it a chance to wow you. It did me.
Random shots from the neighborhood: