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War GamesWhy do children play war games? The V & A Museum of Childhood explores this often controversial question in War Games, an exhibition of strategy games, toy weapons and miniature soldiers dating back to the 1920s. Aimed at adults and children, War Games explores the role of warfare in children's play from 1800 to the present day. The exhibition invites visitors to investigate how toys recreate and represent war and questions the role of war toys as tools of propaganda - through games like the 1914 British puzzle 'Get Rid of the Huns'.

 

About V & A Museum of Childhood

The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from games throughout the ages to a historical look at cots, prams and feeding bottles (including a 19th century ceramic bottle). More about V & A Museum of Childhood

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Underground Stations

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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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Sclater Street Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  37% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  33% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 17 minutes from War Games
Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  37% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 19 minutes from War Games
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
War Games, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's ...More
 
 
 
Ongoing
Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November 2017 to 20th May 2018
War Games, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and often amusing - look at the ...More
 
 
 
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Dream On
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th February 2018 to 20th January 2019
War Games, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as War Games
The V&A Museum explores the world of dreams and the unconscious with its new exhibition, Dream On. Playing with the notion that objects come to life ...More
 
 
 
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from War Games
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from War Games
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
 
 
 
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Oval Space
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near War Games
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as War Games
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from ... More
 
 
 
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
The remnants of its former use as an old industrial area are still visible on Vyner Street. But, in recent years, it has become a hotbed ... More
 
 
 
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Fred London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
45 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
Set up by Fred Mann, former director of the Milch gallery, Fred London specialises in contemporary art and musical collaborations. Fred Mann has had a mixed ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near War Games
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from War Games
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 
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The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from War Games
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
 
 
 
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from War Games
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories. American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ... More
 
 
 
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Paradise Garage
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
254 Paradise Row, E2 | 1 minute from War Games
Neighbouring the likes of Mother Kelly's, the Japanese Canteen and Resident of Paradise Row, Paradise Garage is in ... More
 
 
 
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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
Vegetarian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from War Games
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 minutes from War Games
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes from War Games
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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War Games gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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spa LONDON
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
Bethnal Green's former Turkish baths have been refurbished and turned into a spa complete with aroma steam rooms and a plunge pool. Spa LONDON is run ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Grove Road, Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 12 minutes from War Games
One of London's best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The city's first public park, it was opened in the ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London War Games.
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
... More
 
 
 
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
... More
 
 
 
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
 
 
 
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War Games clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club ... More
 
 
 
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from War Games
If rum is your tipple of choice, then PortSide Parlour is the place to quench your thirst. Located in an underground bar beneath Off Broadway on ... More
 
 
 
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 15 minutes from War Games
We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near War Games.
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from War Games
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 21 minutes from War Games
Site of the legendary Whirly Gig parties in the nineties, Shoreditch Town Hall lends itself well to any type of gathering. Re-opened in 2005, following a ... More
 
 
 

V & A Museum of Childhood events

 
Madeleine Waller: Sister BrotherMadeleine Waller: Sister BrotherMadeleine Waller: Sister BrotherPhotographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and often amusing - look at the physical relationships and striking resemblances" (The Guardian) between brothers and sisters.2018-02-22T10:00:00+00002018-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th November 2017 to 20th May 2018
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and often amusing - look at the physical relationships and striking resemblances" (The Guardian) between brothers and sisters.... More about this event
 
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesMichael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesMichael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesThe original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's greatest living authors for children.Through notebooks and manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, the exhibition shows how books like Private Peaceful have come about. Atmospheric sounds intr2018-02-22T00:00:00+00002018-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's greatest living authors for children.Through notebooks and manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, the exhibition shows how books like Private Peaceful have come about. Atmospheric sounds intr... More about this event
 
Dream OnDream OnDream OnThe V&A Museum explores the world of dreams and the unconscious with its new exhibition, Dream On. Playing with the notion that objects come to life when we are not looking, the exhibition will weave together several elements and displays. One aspect will be a new work by internationally acclaimed ceramist Christie Brown that has been created in re2018-02-22T00:00:00+00002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th February 2018 to 20th January 2019
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
The V&A Museum explores the world of dreams and the unconscious with its new exhibition, Dream On. Playing with the notion that objects come to life when we are not looking, the exhibition will weave together several elements and displays. One aspect will be a new work by internationally acclaimed ceramist Christie Brown that has been created in re... More about this event
 
 

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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

V & A Museum of Childhood

The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life ...More

 
Dream On
Dream On
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

V & A Museum of Childhood

The V&A Museum explores the world of dreams and the unconscious with its new exhibition, Dream On. Playing with the ...More

 
Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2018 

V & A Museum of Childhood

Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and ...More

 
Glisten: Daniel Naddafy (0-18months)
Theatre | Until 24th February 2018 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre 11 minutes walk from War Games

A gentle and immersive journey for babies, exploring the world of reflective materials....More

MARSM: Photo & Design Exposition
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Rich Mix Centre 16 minutes walk from War Games

A showcase for Algerian art featuring satirical graphic designer El Moustach, as well as photographers Lola Khalfa and Oualid Khelifi....More

Craft Beer Rising
Craft Beer Rising
Foodie Events | Until 24th February 2018 

The Old Truman Brewery 17 minutes walk from War Games

A festival dedicated to the increasing interest and innovation in the beer industry in the UK, Craft Beer Rising returns ...More

 
Mark Dion: Theatre Of The Natural World
Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 20 minutes walk from War Games

A sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present representing a host of environments travelled through by the American ...More

ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 20 minutes walk from War Games

Works exploring how we project our identity through our appearances and consumer choices by 28 artists including Ai Weiwei, Lynda ...More

Leonor Antunes: The Frisson Of The Togetherness
Exhibitions | Until 9th April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 20 minutes walk from War Games

Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist....More

Antonia Beck & Lucy Nicholls: The Death Show
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2018 

Toynbee Studios 21 minutes walk from War Games

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The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
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Tom Sellers is keeping himself busy while his Michelin-starred Restaurant Story is being refurbished (closed ...More

 
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Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The Bloomsbury Club Bar is an inviting Art Deco retreat serving delectable classic and contemporary cocktails. ...More

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Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
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A thing of beauty, The Coral Room breathes new life into The Bloomsbury Hotel with ...More

 
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Welsh rockers Stereophonics, led by Kelly Jones, known for their hits including Dakota, Maybe Tomorrow ...More

 
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