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V & A Museum of ChildhoodThe 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). The World in the East End exhibit tells stories of childhood from the East End through toys and stories, and there are plenty of hands-on exhibits including rocking horses, windup trains, and gravity powered cars. The Museum opened in 1872, when a prefabricated iron structure originally intended for South Kensington was moved to Bethnal Green. Originally, the museum housed collections from the Great Exhibition of 1851, and the art collection of Sir Richard Wallace (now The Wallace Collection).

 

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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.2018-01-23T10:00:00+00002018-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th November 2017 to 20th May 2018
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 intr2018-01-23T00:00:00+00002018-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
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
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  37% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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
 
 
 
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The Viktor Wynd Museum Of Curiosities, Fine Art and Natural History
London > Attractions > Museums
11 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 | 10 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
Viktor Wynd launched his Little Shop of Horrors in 2009 and in 2014 it re-opened as a museum of rare and priceless marvels of the natural ... More
 
 
 
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Geffrye Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 19 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Bank of England Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Bartholomew Lane, City, London EC2R | 34 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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 V & A Museum of Childhood
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Degree Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
30 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as 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 ...More
 
 
 
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Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November 2017 to 20th May 2018
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as 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 ...More
 
 
 
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Very Special Guest
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 2nd February 2018 - 10pm-6am
V & A Museum of Childhood, 29-32 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from V & A Museum of Childhood
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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 V & A Museum of Childhood
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
254 Paradise Row, E2 | 1 minute from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 16 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 22 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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 V & A Museum of Childhood
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 V & A Museum of Childhood
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 15 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 21 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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