Welcome to The Artworks Elephant, a creative hub for the vibrant and diverse Elephant & Castle community.

The Artworks

Built from repurposed shipping containers, The Artworks Elephant is a hub for the vibrant and diverse Elephant & Castle community. A ground floor of food and drink outlets surrounding an outdoor courtyard is a bustling gateway to two more floors containing small, creative businesses and studios. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee, lunch, an after-work drink or to bring your laptop for work or study.

As well as our ground floor public space, Newington Temporary Library, is open daily on the second floor. It offers a full array of library services, activities and classes for adults and children, and free internet access.

The Artworks Elephant also has an event space for hire, called The Trunk. Perfect for meetings, rehearsals and parties, there are also classes and events on offer.

Opening times:

Monday – 8am–12am
Tuesday – 8am–12am
Wednesday – 8am–12am
Thursday – 8am–12am
Friday – 8am–1am
Saturday – 9am–1am
Sunday  – 10am–10pm
Site management office is open Monday – Friday 8am-4pm

How to find us

Underground Elephant & Castle (Bakerloo and Northern lines)
Follow the signs to the Shopping Centre. Elephant Road is a short walk from the Shopping Centre.
National Rail
National Rail Elephant & Castle
Exit is on Elephant Road with regular services to Blackfriars and Kings Cross.
There are 28 bus routes which leave from various locations within Elephant & Castle.

Please visit www.tfl.gov.uk for all route details.


The Artworks Elephant Road London SE17 1AY