Elephant and Castle is a large urban neighbourhood in the South London borough of Southwark. Though it takes only a few minutes to travel by bus from Elephant and Castle to the Houses of Parliament, this part of London has been plagued for decades by poverty, crime, poor housing, high unemployment, low levels of educational achievement and a high incidence of teenage pregnancy. Because of these social issues, Elephant and Castle as it exists today will soon be demolished to make way for 170 acres of redevelopment.
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