Genesis Cinema  

 
 
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93-95 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJ
 
 
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Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema is now a hub for local hipsters, with five screens, a bar, coffee shop and gallery, as well as unbelievably cheap tickets. Designed by a team who develop film sets, it's an attractive setting and the café serves tempting treats such as crodoughs from nearby bakery Rinkoffs. The standard screens aren't the comfiest but with tickets much cheaper than big chain cinemas - adult prices start at just £4 - who's complaining? There's also the option to book in at the plush Studio 5, which boasts comfy sofas and armchairs, footstalls, blankets and a drinks service. Prices for the studio start at as little as £8.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
18 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £47  29% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 11 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  26% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 13 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  41% off
469-475 The Highway, E1W | 16 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Cinemas nearest Genesis Cinema

Nearest to Genesis Cinema
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 18 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 19 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 31 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
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Near Genesis Cinema
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Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More
 
 
 
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 8 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 8 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Events near Genesis Cinema

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Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Furry Tails: Theatre Of Widdershins
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Friday 24th November 2017 at 10.30am-11.20am and 3.30pm-4.20pm & Saturday 25th November 2017 at 11am-11.50am and 2pm-2.50pm
Genesis Cinema, 43 White Horse Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
A tale featuring puppets, music and props themed around the number three....More
 
 
 
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Winter Arts Fair
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 2nd December 2017 - 10am-5pm
Genesis Cinema, 43 White Horse Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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Andrew Grassie
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th November 2017 to 7th January 2018 - 11am-6pm
Genesis Cinema, 21 Herald Street, E2 | 6 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Photo-realistic paintings of sourced images from the internet by the artist....More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Genesis Cinema

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Genesis Cinema
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Spitalfields City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from Genesis Cinema
There's loads to do at the 1.3 acre Spitalfields City Farm. Come and meet Bayleaf the donkey and Bentley the goat - just a few of ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Genesis Cinema
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The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 13 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 15 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Restaurants near Genesis Cinema

What are the best dining options near Genesis Cinema London?
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Foxcroft & Ginger, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69-89 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Genesis Cinema
With their Soho branch now successfully established, Foxcroft & Ginger have brought their sourdough pizzas and homemade cakes to Whitechapel. Situated on Mile End Road, between ... More
 
 
 
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Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
27A Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Soho House have brought two of their projects together under one roof, creating Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel. The industrial-style 60-seat restaurant, which extends to ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
... More
 
 
 
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Education near Genesis Cinema

Near Genesis Cinema
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 10 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 21 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 25 minutes from Genesis Cinema
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near Genesis Cinema

Genesis Cinema 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 | 12 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 12 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 16 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 Genesis Cinema.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
... More
 
 
 
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 10 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Nightlife near Genesis Cinema

Genesis Cinema clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 17 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club ... More
 
 
 
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 17 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 17 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Genesis Cinema

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Genesis Cinema.
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 18 minutes from Genesis Cinema
... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 18 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 20 minutes from Genesis Cinema
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Andrew Grassie
Exhibitions | Until 7th January 2018 

Maureen Paley 6 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Photo-realistic paintings of sourced images from the internet by the artist....More

Suspiciously Cheap Comedy
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen 8 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Comedy, Sketch....More

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

V & A Museum of Childhood 9 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

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

 
Seen But Not Heard
Exhibitions | Until 19th November 2017 

V & A Museum of Childhood 9 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

A display of Rachel Molina's work of intimate photographic portraits and testimonies highlighting children in the transition from primary to ...More

Searching For Ghosts
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2018 

V & A Museum of Childhood 9 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Working with the museum and photographer Tom Hunter participants undertook an exploration of some of the housing in East London; ...More

Oxford House Nexus; An exhibition by Sarah-Jane Field, Keith Greenough and John Umney
Exhibitions | Until 29th November 2017 

Oxford House 11 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Exhibitions & Art, Photography....More

Mukhosh
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Brady Arts Centre 12 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

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Back 2 Back Sessions
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93 Feet East 17 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Underground house from residents and guests including Shenin Amara & AR, Carnao Beats, Alecia Hanna, Iwizz, Jerome Six and more....More

Junkyard Golf Club
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Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2017 

The Old Truman Brewery 17 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Getting a refresh for its second year, Junkyard Golf Club in the loading bay of the Old Truman Brewery gets ...More

 
ISelf Collection: The End Of Love
Exhibitions | Until 26th November 2017 

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An exploration of contemporary portraiture featuring works by Akram Zaatari, Chantal Joffe, Rashid Johnson, Alex Katz, Mary Kelly, Leon Kossoff, ...More

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