Burgess Park is the perfect place to chill out with picnic grub

Looking for the best things to do in Elephant and Castle? You’ve come to the right place. If you need to sun-worship, check out Burgess Park because it’s only a 15-minute walk from the hostel. You’re bound to find the perfect spot for a picnic because it’s one of London’s biggest parks! So head down to Burgess Park Cafe and get your picnic grub. You have to try their muffin with bacon, avocado and a fried egg – It’s the best! Or maybe you want to get back at your friends with a few games of tennis. You can also do fishing and hope to catch the biggest fish in the capital after visiting the Imperial War Museum.
Mercato Metropolitano has become the must-visit spot in Elephant and Castle. Walk 10-minutes from the hostel and you’ll find an outdoor-covered food hall serving from Mexican tacos and Turkish Kebabs. Here’s a tip – buy some of your favourite bites and take them with you to chill and feast at Burgess Park with your friends. Mercato Metropolitano also has a moving picture cinema showing the latest films. Now you don’t have to miss out on your favourite flick because you’re on holiday.
End your night by taking a 10min uber to the infamous Ministry of Sound. Expect to have one of the biggest nights out London has to offer! The DJ’s spin a variety of electronic and dance genres from house, techno and trance. If you want the best experience, check out what goes on each night at this venue. They also have a dress smart policy, for more info click here.

Check out Brixton, its the best place for a beach party!

Head over to Brixton, the birthplace of David Bowie and get your Instagram snap in front of his mural on Brixton Road. Dressed up in his iconic lightning bolt make-up from his 1973 album, it’s so worth the 10-minute walk to find this artistic tribute.
Or get lost within Brixton market, loaded with 140 retailers and restaurants, you’ll find dishes that span across continents. But look out for the Raclette at Alpes, their mouth-watering melted cheese spooned over a plate of potatoes, meats and salad is godly.
To end your day, take another 15-minute walk to visit Brockwell Park and check out stunning views of London’s skyline. Grab your picnic bites from the Brixton market and chill out with your mates with a cold beer. It’s the perfect Brixton day out for budget travellers.
Though, if you’re in London, the best place to have a beach party is at Brixton’s rooftop bar. It’s only a 15-minute walk from our hostel. Watch the sunset from the lounge bar whilst sipping on pina colada’s, cubanitos and mojitos or salsa the night away. If you’re looking for a fun night, this is the place to be!
For those avid film-lovers, catch your favourite screening at the Ritzy Picturehouse in the heart of Brixton. It’s 15-minutes away from the hostel so there’s no chance for you to miss your screening. Hearty sit-down meals, quick bites, bar grub, it’s the best place to relax late into the evening with your friends.

Want the best views of London landmarks?

Want the best views of London’s landmarks? From the hostel, take an 11-minute uber journey to Westminster. This iconic neighbourhood is packed with all the essential attractions to tick off the list. So if you want the best sight, grab your ticket for the London Eye (click here). From sky-high, look out for Big Ben lit up at night against the river and just behind you’ll see Westminster Abbey. It’s a sight not easily forgotten.
If you love culture and sightseeing, Westminster is the place to be. Looking for a good fill of arts and culture? Walk 25-minutes to visit the historic gallery Tate Britain and wander between famous paintings, exhibitions and see impressive works on display. It’s an unforgettable experience for any art lover. Or walk 20-minutes to South Bank for amazing views of Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster! You can even pass through the lively Southbank food market and find yourself tucking into the most exciting treats. Grab the finest Pad-Thai’s and Punjab-inspired biriyanis and quench your thirst with a refreshing Berry smoothie from the Elephant Juice stall.
Walk another 15-minute to slip into Chinatown to finish your night. Decorated with Chinese lanterns, symbols and Chinese dragons, it’s a place you cannot miss on your itinerary. So if you have a sweet tooth, head over to Bake and try the Nutella or matcha Taiyaki waffles. You’ll be screaming for more!

Check out Borough Market to refresh your taste buds!

If you’re staying at Safestay London Elephant and Castle, the Borough Market is a must-visit! Established in 1855, it’s one of the oldest, busiest and known markets and it’s a 15-minute walk away! Eat through the best food stalls from Artisan bread and cheeses, raw Greek honey and fresh seafood. Don’t worry if you and your friends fancy something different, because there are over 100 stalls to browse from! Also, don’t forget to try a small plate of boiled potatoes covered with creamy melted Raclette cheese. Believe us – it’s the best!
After you could take a 5-minute walk to the London Bridge to get your perfect insta snap. Here’s a tip – stand on the London Bridge side of the river in front of the City Hall for the best shot. You could then make a trip to the Shard and head up to see jaw-dropping views! To make more of your experience, walk 10-minutes to Shakespeare’s Globe to get your guided tour of the iconic globe theatre.
When the weather is great, it’s the perfect day to spend with your friends and to get your insta snaps in front of London’s most iconic places. Yes, we agree, there are so many things to do. But at least you could kill all the calories you took from binging at the stalls of Borough Market.

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