Barrio elephant and castle londres

elefante y castillo londinense

Elephant and Castle es un área alrededor de un importante cruce de carreteras en Londres, Inglaterra, en el distrito londinense de Southwark. El nombre también se refiere informalmente a gran parte de Walworth y Newington, debido a la proximidad de la estación de metro de Londres del mismo nombre. El nombre deriva de una posada local. En la primera mitad del siglo XX, debido a su vitalidad, la zona era conocida como «el Piccadilly del sur de Londres»[1]. Sin embargo, en años más recientes se considera una parte del centro de Londres, dada su ubicación en la zona 1 del metro de Londres.

«The Elephant», como se abrevia localmente, consta de importantes cruces de tráfico conectados por una corta carretera llamada Elephant and Castle, la parte naciente de la A3. El tráfico va hacia y desde Kent por la A2 (New Kent Road y Old Kent Road), hacia gran parte del sur de Inglaterra por la A3, hacia el West End por St George’s Road, y hacia la City de Londres por London Road y Newington Causeway en el cruce norte. Newington Butts y Walworth Road colindan con el nudo sur. Todo el nudo forma parte de la carretera de circunvalación interior de Londres y parte del límite de la zona de cobro por congestión de Londres.

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Elephant and Castle is a major railway junction located in the London Borough of Southwark, South London, England. It is also used as a name for the surrounding area.[1] It is also used as a name for the surrounding area.[1] The Elephant.

The Elephant, as it is known, is formed by the intersections of major streets connected by a short road called Elephant and Castle, part of the A3. Between these intersections, on the eastern side, is the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, with an office building called Hannibal House on top. To the north of this, bordering Newington Causeway and New Kent Road is a large residential block called Metro Central Heights. And also the 43-storey Estrata residential block is just south of the shopping center on Walworth Road. Elephant and Castle has largely replaced the original name of the area, which was formerly known as Newington.

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elephant and castle

The name comes from an inn that stood there centuries ago and bore that name. Previously, the site of the inn was occupied by a blacksmith and cutler and the coat of arms of the cutler’s guild shows an elephant with a castle, a probable reference to the use of elephant ivory in knife handles.

The site of the building was rebuilt in 1816 and again in 1898. Now a pub, the Elephant & Castle, at the junction of New Kent Road and Newington Causeway, was part of the comprehensive redevelopment plan carried out in 1960, as the area was one of the worst affected by the bombing of London during World War II.

Today, in the center of this intersection of tracks is the Michael Faraday Memorial, a large stainless steel box built in honor of Michael Faraday who was born nearby. Also born and raised in the area were Charles Chaplin and Michael Caine.