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Contents Contents - 1 Welcome To Elephant - 2,3 Shopping - 4 Supply Shops - 5 Culture - 6,7 Eating - 8,9 Drinking & Dancing - 10 Active Elephant - 11 Elephant On The Web - 12 Top Tips - 13 Useful LCC info - 16 Who’s Who In The SU? - 17 Get Involved With The SU- 18,19 The Student Hub - 20

Front Cover Text Graphic by Jon Stace. Cover Foot and all other graphics by Kit Friend, Alumni BA Arts, Design, Environment, CSM | www.kitfriend.com

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ith close to 9000 students, London College of Communication is the largest of the six colleges that make up the University of the Arts London. In one form or another the College dates back to 1883 but it was in 1960 that it moved to its purpose-built site in Elephant & Castle. Many people say the best thing about Elephant & Castle is that you can go almost anywhere from there, in fact it was once known as ‘The Piccadilly of the South’. With two tube stations serving the Northern and Bakerloo lines, bus stops lining almost every road, an overground station served by Thameslink and Southeastern trains, along with major transport terminals such as Waterloo within walking distance, getting out of Elephant and Castle is easy. But why would you want to do that? It’s easy to dismiss Elephant & Castle as a concrete jungle - it’s not the most salubrious of addresses, essentially a roundabout with a bizarre shopping centre, surrounded by tower blocks that have seen better days. However, look a little closer and there are some secret gems to be found. Elephant & Castle isn’t all bad and this little guide aims to prove that - helping you to find some of its redeeming features.

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Shopping The hub of Elephant & Castle’s shopping lies in and around the shopping centre. In the market outside the shopping centre, which is open Mon-Sat, 7am-7pm, you can pick up anything and everything; from jackets with Tony Montana airbrushed on the back, to gloves, and exotic food. If you keep your eyes open, there are always very good cheap basics on the stalls e.g. good quality plain T-shirts for £2 Within the shopping centre, on the ground floor, chain stores such as Tesco, Greggs, Iceland, WHSmith, Woolworths, Superdrug, Boots and Peacocks can be found. Where as an eclectic mix of small stores and restaurants make the first floor a really lively cultural centre. TLÖN Books, on the ground floor is a secondhand book shops that is well worth a look, and they will exchange your old books. Also on the ground floor is a discount household shop which has all kinds of useful stuff like plug adaptors, oddball gems like a strange illuminated tree made out of gaffer tape and cheap fairy flights. Walworth Road, which extends from the south roundabout towards Camberwell, offers all the normal high street shops and amenities (Banks, Post Office etc). But there are also some more interesting charity and second-hand shops that are well worth the visit, especially the army surplus store. 4

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Supply Shops GF Smith & Son Ltd | www.gfsmith.com Paper supplier 2 Leathermarket, Weston St, SE1 3ET

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Intaglio | www.intaglioprintmaker.com Printmaking studios and supplier 62 Southwark Bridge Road, SE1 0AT Marcus Campbell Art Books | www.marcuscampbell.co.uk 43 Holland St SE1 9JR

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RK Burt & Company Ltd | www.rkburt.co.uk Handmade paper supplier 57 Union St, SE1 1SG

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Service Point | www.servicepointuk.com Reprographics, large format photocopying 221 New Kent Rd, SE1 4AG

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Total Dominion Ltd | www.totaldominion.co.uk Printers and reprographics 13 London Rd, SE1 6JZ

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Culture Cumming Museum & Newington Library Quirky museum filled with archaeological curios & local history. 155-157 Walworth Rd, SE17 IRS County Hall Gallery | www.countyhallgallery.com Largest permanent display of surrealist artist Dali’s work. Riverside Building, County Hall, SE1 7PB Delfina Studio Trust | www.delfina.org.uk Shows works of contemporary artists, using all media 50 Bermonsey St, SE1 3UD Design Museum | www.designmuseum.org Regular exhibitions of old and new designs.Well-stocked bookshop. Shad Thames,SE1 2YD Fa Projects | www.faprojects.com Shows contemporary cutting-edge artists. 1-2 Bear Gardens SE1 9ED Florence NightingaleMuseum | www.florence-nightingale.co.uk The history of this well-known and remarkable nurse. 2 Lambeth Palace Rd SE1 7EW Gallery 33 Small gallery showing contemporary art. 33 Swan St SE1 4JB Hayward Gallery | www.haywardgallery.org.uk Major London art gallery. Good exhibitions on other cultures South Bank, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XZ

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Imperial War Museum | www.iwm.org.uk Visual records of the British Forces during the two world wars. Lambeth Rd, SE1 6HZ

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Jerwood Space | www.jerwoodspace.co.uk Shows work by Jerwood Prize artists 171 Union St, SE1 0LN

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Morley Gallery All forms of art and craft are considered. 61 Westminster Br Rd, SE1 7HT The Garret | www.thegarret.org.uk This small, quirky Victorian surgical theatre cum museum is not for the squeamish with early medical instruments and human organs on display in jars. 9a St Thomas St, SE1 9RY Percy Miller Gallery | www.percymillergallery.com Interesting contemporary British art 39 Snowfields SE1 3SU Tate Modern | www.tate.org.uk Designed by the Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, its seven levels contain a world-class display of international modern art. Bankside, Sumner St, SE1 9TG Tom Blau Gallery | www.tomblaugallery.com Photography Exhibitions 1 Boney Gate, SE1 2PD Zandra Rhodes Museum | www.ftmlondon.org A showcase of influential modern British designers. 83 Bermondsey St, SE1 3XF

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Eating Baltic | www.balticrestaurant.co.uk Eastern European cuisine & 35 flavours of Vodka with Live Jazz on Sundays 74 Blackfriars Road, SE1 8HA

10 Bar Room Bar | tankard.barroombar.com

2-4-1 pizza every Tues, big screen sports, happy hour 5 -7pm 111 Kennington Road, SE11 6SF Delfina Studio CafĂŠ Artists-run studios, excellent lunch fare 50 Bermonsey Street SE1 3UD

11 Dragon Castle | www.dragoncastle.co.uk

Extravagant Chinese restaurant under Arts London Halls 114 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1JL

12 La Bodeguita | www.labodeguita.co.uk

A little bit of Colombia in the heart of London, meals often followed by dancing into the early hours, offers 10% student discount 1st Floor, E&C Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE

13 La Dolce Vita

Variety of Italian dishes, eat in & takeaway 4-5 London Road, SE1 6JZ La Luna Pizzeria This real local draws equally real locals for a rustic Italian experience, the pastas are the main attraction 380 Walworth Road, SE1 2NG

14 Lye Torng Thai Restaurant & Bar

Quirky thai themed pub with cheap food, a regular LCC haunt 35 St. Georges Road, SE1 6EW

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Nando’s | www.nandos.co.uk Portuguese food well known for its spicy peri-peri sauce and its laid-back, brightly coloured vibe. Top end fast-food Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BA Orient Espresso Relaxing top notch coffee 59 Borough High Street, SE1 1NE

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Perdoni’s With tan-leather booths and low lighting, it’s the epitome of a 60s up-market cafeteria, serving mostly Italian dishes, but also a good old English fry-up 18-20 Kennington Road, SE1 7BL

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RSJ Good selection of wines and good modern European food 13a Coin Street, SE1 8YQ

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Tai Won Mein Noodle Restaurant One of the most prominent Pan-Asian chains in southeast London, the food is freshly cooked and cheap, and there’s more than plenty of it. Ground Floor, E&C Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE The Globe Theatre Restaurant | www.swanattheglobe.co.uk Sunday Jazz Brunches at the Cafe Shakespeare’s Globe, New Globe Walk SE1 9DT

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Drinking & Dancing 19 The Albert Arms

One of the better locals, fairly quiet 1 Gladstone Street, London, SE1 6EY

20 Corsica Studios | www.corsicastudios.com

Arts events and gigs, often run by Arts London students. Unit 5, Farrell Court, Elephant Road, SE17 1LB

21 The Beehive

Traditional pub with decent beer and fairly priced food 60 Carter Street, SE17 3EW

22 The Coronet | www.coronettheatre.co.uk Large gig venue 26-28 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ

23 George Inn

London’s last surviving galleried coaching inn from the 17th century with low-ceilinged, dark-panelled and wonky rooms 77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH

24 Ministry of Sound | www.ministryofsound.com

One of the biggest clubs in London draws clubbers south of the river with world renowned DJ’s playing every weekend. 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP The Prince Albert Traditional pub with decent beer 76 Colombo Street, SE1 8DP

25 The Rockingham Arms (Wetherspoons)

Slightly depressing, but cheap, a student must Metro Central Heights, 119 Newington Causeway SE1 6BN 10

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Active Elephant 26 Elephant & Castle Superbowl

Boasts the cheapest bowling in London 2nd Floor, E&C Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE

27 Fusion Leisure Centre | www.fusion-lifestyle.com

Just behind LCC on the south roundabout, it has 2 fitness suites, a dance studio, a sports hall, exercise classes, martial arts and much more! Arts London students get a discounted monthly membership. 020 7582 5505 22 Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SQ

28 London South Bank Uni Sports Centre|www.lsbu.ac.uk/sports Offers 40+ station fitness suite, free weights room, sports hall, revitalise classes, personal training, therapy treatments. Full membership works out at about ÂŁ12/ month when you sign a 12-month contract. 020 7815 7812 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA

29 Palace Bingo | www.thepalaces.com

A traditional bingo experience is guaranteed 2nd Floor, E&C Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE

30 ReCycling

Second hand bike shop 110 Elephant Road, SE17 1LB

31 Siobhan Davies Studios

Dance classes, (Yoga, Alexander, Feldenkrais). Also events hire and exhibitions. 85 St, St George’s Road, SE1 6ER

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Elephant On The Web London SE1 community website www.london-se1.co.uk The weekly email newsletter for SE1 www.se1direct.co.uk Monthly what’s on guide for SE1 www.inse1.co.uk Regeneration project website www.elephantandcastle.org.uk Southwark’s online community website and ICT training centre www.into.org.uk The Official Regeneration Magazine of Southwark Council www.southwarkmagazine.com Southwark Council website www.southwark.gov.uk Transport for London www.tfl.gov.uk

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Top Tips...

• For a free panorama of London take the lift up to the 14th floor of the tower block at LCC and find a window! • Avoid those library fines by renewing you loans online: voyager.arts.ac.uk • Don’t miss important information – set up your university email account to forward to your normal email address. It’s done through the options on Webmail, for more info ask at the IT help desk in the library. • Get free furniture at www.freecycle.org • Learn a language while you study: The Language Center at Davies St offers evening courses in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Japanese, and Mandarin at five different levels. www.arts.ac.uk/languagecentre • Creative Careers at Davies St will help with any career related enquiry and can help with advice and training. Creative Opportunities produce job listings online: www.arts.ac.uk/student/careers • Based at LCC, ECCA, The Enterprise Centre for the Creative Arts offers free creative business services and facilities, and is available to students and graduates of the University of the Arts London who have either set up their own business in the last 3 years, or are thinking about starting one. www.ecca-london.org • Based at LCC, Own-It offers free intellectual property advice for London’s creative people. www.own-it.org

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Useful Contacts At Lcc LCC Front Desk

020 7514 6532

LCC Library & Learning Resources

020 7514 6527

LCC Switchboard

020 7514 6500

The School of Creative Enterprise

020 7514 6953

The School of Graphic Design

020 7514 6650

The School of Media

020 7514 6853

The School of Printing & Publishing

020 7514 6700

Information Centre

020 7514 6569

Student Services

020 7514 6590

Study Support

020 7514 6607

Childcare Services

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Accommodation help Housing Services, Davies St Accommodation lists Housing Services, Davies St Advice Service Students Union Blackboard Support Library & Learning Resources Bolt On sign up PDA/Information Centre Chaplaincy Student Services Childcare Student Services College ID card School Office Course Information Information Centre Council Tax Exemption Letter School Office Counseling Service Student Services Creative Careers Student Services Disability matters Student Services DSA Loan queries Study Support Dyslexia support and screening Study Support Enrolment School Office Grant and loan information   Student Services/School Office Hardship Fund Student Services I.T Login Setup and Support    Library & Learning Resources Language support (UK & EU) Study Support Language support (International)   Language Centre,Davies St Loan Cheques School Office Money matters Student Services NUS Extra Card Students Union Office / www.suarts.org Student Health Student Services TFL Student Discount Form School Office Visa Extension Forms Student Services 20


The Students Union Www.Suarts.Org The Students’Union exists to represent the student voice,whether to the separate Colleges, the University, the Government, community groups or the media. We are an independent, democratic and member-led organization. You (the students) have the most power in influencing the direction of the Union. We are here to help you bring about positive change. You can get involved with the Students’ Union in many different ways, to find out more go to the website or email info@su.arts.ac.uk. We also provide a range of services to make studying and university life a little bit easier and a lot more fun: Sport & Societies / Bar, Cafes & Events / Support – Buddying & Advice Service / Exhibitions – ‘Xhibit’ and ‘We are Arts galleries’ / Arts Magazine - Less Common More Sense Arts Magazine / NUS Extra Card The Students’ Union is headed up by a team of full time sabbatical officers; the positions are up for election each year for students to vote on. The full time officers represent students from all six colleges at the University. They are based in the Students’ Union head office at the Student Hub, on Davies St. Each College has it’s own college committee that volunteer part time to represent students at their college and add to the college’s student community, as well as studying! Their roles involve representing their students within the college and the university as a whole. They are an important link between the college and the full time sabbatical at head office. For more info on college committees, and how to get involved email info@su.arts.ac.uk 16


Who s Who In The Su...

Sabbatical Officers

Helen Gimber

Carly Aslett

President

Culture & Diversity

James Burden

Kit Friend

Activities & Volunteering

Campaigns & Communications

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Get Involved...

Volunteer With The Su... You could give something back, discover yourself and make a difference. The Students’ Union are always on the look out for volunteers to get involved with other students and the community. Just look through the opportunities for one that suits you, then get in touch on Volunteer for Pathfinding Week : Join the fun and meet new people while using your knowledge to help others settle in. Be a Buddy Buddy up to help new students settle in, share your experiences, make friends & have fun. Become a ‘Raggie’ - Raising and Giving (RAG) Socialise with students, organise and manage fundraising activities to donate money to charity. Volunteering in the Community with IDEAL Learn new skills and use your creativity to set up fun and varied projects with others, for your local community Less Common More Sense Create your magazine, with your choice of articles and your voice, choose the style, change the content, and learn the trade. 18

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...Represent Your Fellow Students Course Reps Represent students, effect change to create an exciting, interesting student experience for you and your course mates. College Committees Each College has its own college committee that represent students at their college and add to the college’s student community! Their roles involve representing their students within the college and the university as a whole. They are an important link between the college and SU head office. Hall Reps Represent your neighbours, create social networks, and make your halls experience one to remember. NUS delegates Represent students at Arts London, be a part of NUS Annual and Regional Conferences; influence decisions that effect students throughout London and nationwide.

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Student Hub at Davies street A creative environment for you to socialise, relax, develop, meet and evolve. Address

Reception

The Student Hub 65 Davies Street London W1K 5DA

020 7514 6010

Course  Enquires

020 7514 2067

Hub Café Bar

020 7514 6270

Arts Gallery

020 7514 6448

Learning Zone

020 7514 2223

Activities Studio

020 7514 6270

Careers Services 020 7514 6150 Students’ Union

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Housing Service

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Student Services

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CULTURE Cumming Museum & Newington Library 155-157 Walworth Road, SE17 IRS Imperial War Museum | www.iwm.org.uk Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ Jerwood Space | www.jerwoodspace.co.uk 171 Union Street, SE1 0LN Morley Gallery | www.morelycollege.ac.uk 61 Westminster Bridge Road, SE1 7HT

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Lye Torng Thai Restaurant & Bar 35 St. Georges Road, SE1 6EW

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Perdoni’s 18-20 Kennington Road, SE1 7BL

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RSJ 13a Coin Street, SE1 8YQ

Nando’s | www.nandos.co.uk Unit 4, Metro Central, 119 Newington Causeway, SE1 6BA

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The Coronet | www.coronettheatre.co.uk 26-28 New Kent Road, SE1 6TJ

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George Inn 77 Borough High Street, SE1 1NH

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Ministry of Sound | www.ministryofsound.com 103 Gaunt Street, SE1 6DP

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Fusion Leisure Centre | www.fusion-lifestyle.com 22 Elephant & Castle, SE1 6SQ

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London South Bank University www.lsbu.ac.uk/sports 103 Borough Road, SE1 0AA

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Palace Bingo | www.thepalaces.com 2nd Floor, E&C Shopping Centre, SE1 6TE

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