Welcome to the Hotel Elephant
A pop-up market and cinema occupies Peabody's future head office in Southwark.
Peabody’s Newington Causeway site in Southwark has a new tenant. The space, which will eventually have new affordable homes and be the site of Peabody’s new head office, became the Hotel Elephant to coincide with the "Elefest" weekend (4–5 Oct).
The festival is an annual celebration of Elephant and Castle, and this year Hotel Elephant offered the space to The StockMKT for a pop-up night market and cinema. Hundreds of revellers came along to experience one of the highlights of the festival, with street food, live music, DJ sets, bars and a cinema screen.
Peabody Development Manager Patrick Duffy said: "The pop-up night market was a terrific success, and we are delighted that Hotel Elephant will continue to operate from the Peabody warehouses until we redevelop the site.
"They will also be running community and school sessions in the building which we hope Peabody residents and employees can become involved with."