Elephant and Castle SE1

Despite boasting a central location and second-to-none transport links, Elephant and Castle was long considered a place to avoid. However, after a recent £3 billion revamp, SE1 has grown in popularity as a place to reside. A change in aesthetics has brought a vibrant new energy to the area. If you want a slice of real London living without an astronomical price tag compared to other London areas, Elephant and Castle could be the location for you.

Properties in SE1

Many are under the illusion that Elephant and Castle is a maze of estates and high-rise buildings. Granted, a multitude of the buildings are ex-authority, but there is a real variety of property. There are streets of Victorian hones, next to converted workshops, and new contemporary apartments.

As many people are realizing that SE1 is the new place to be, prices are steadily creeping up. Flats for let in Elephant and Castle have an average price tag of £1829 pcm, but similar properties can be found for a more affordable £1350. Terraced homes start at £2700 pcm, whilst semis creep into the £3000 to £5000 pcm bracket.

For those looking for a project, a two-bedroom flat can be purchased for around £200,000, with prices jumping depending on condition and property. Terraced homes have asking prices well into £600,000 territory, and semis and detached homes are non-existent.

Properties for Rent in Elephant and Castle

Elephant & Castle, SE17 – £1,600 pcm SE17

This flat is Newly Refurbished and is available immediately. Please Contact Premier Moves to arrange...

This flat is Newly Refurbished and is available immediately. Please Contact Premier Moves to arrange your viewing.

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£1,600 pcm
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Schools in Elephant and Castle

There are thirteen primary schools in Elephant and Castle. They are a mix of non-denomination schools, CofE schools, and Roman Catholic schools. There are three secondary schools in the area; Notre Dame RC Girl’s School, St Saviour’s and St Olave’s CofE Girl’s School, and University Academy of Engineering South Bank (mixed). These schools all serve ages eleven to sixteen. Due to a lack of co-ed or boys state schools in the area, many children travel by bus to schools outside of the district.

Elephant and Castle Transport Links

Elephant and Castle underground station sits on both the Northern and Bakerloo lines. Access to popular destinations such as Oxford Circus and Old Street is just a twelve-minute tube journey away. However, if you fancy a brisk walk and need National Rail services, Waterloo Station is just fifteen-minutes walk away.

Don’t fancy the walk, that’s fine. SE1 is served by a plethora of bus services, running both day and night. Services 1, 176, 168, 68, 168 and 172 all stop at Waterloo and go on to destinations such as Notting Hill, Camden and Kings Cross. However, there are also buses to Clapham, Shoreditch, Kensington, and virtually the entirety of the city!