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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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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 re2018-08-18T00:00:00+01002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
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event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th February 2018 to 20th January 2019
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
 
Nordic Summer Family DaysNordic Summer Family DaysThemed family-friendly drop-in sessions inspired by the current exhibition.2018-08-23T11:00:00+01002018-08-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
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21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  41% 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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5 Cavell Street, E1 | 17 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 19 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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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
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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Degree Art
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
30 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
Offering affordable art, Degree Art sells, commissions and rents out art works - painting, photography, sculpture and prints - created by students and recent graduates from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 16th, 23rd and 30th August 2018 - 11am-4pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as V & A Museum of Childhood
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Century Of The Child: Nordic Design For Children 1900 To Today
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 30th March to 2nd September 2018 - 10am-5.45pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as V & A Museum of Childhood
The exhibition explores the influences which have helped forge Nordic design and examines how children have inspired some of the century's most progressive designs, architecture and ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 18th August 2018 - 4pm-6am
V & A Museum of Childhood, 29-32 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
Horse Meat Disco, Prins Thomas, Mafalda, English Disco Lovers, Jive Talk, Funky Fever Family and others provide a whole host of disco, soul and boogie tunes....More
 
 
 
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
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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The East End Thrift Store
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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Chiringuito
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
Museum Gardens, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as V & A Museum of Childhood
Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of ... More
 
 
 
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Paradise Garage
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
254 Paradise Row, E2 | 1 minute from V & A Museum of Childhood
Neighbouring the likes of Mother Kelly's, the Japanese Canteen and Resident of Paradise Row, Paradise Garage is in ... More
 
 
 
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Arepa & Co
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
254 Paradise Row, E2 | 1 minute 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
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 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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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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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Florist
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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
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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The Star Of Bethnal Green
London > Nightlife > Bars
359 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 7 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
Opened in 2008, The Star of Bethnal Green has been a landmark of the London pub scene for a ... More
 
 
 
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The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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 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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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 21 minutes from V & A Museum of Childhood
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
 
 
 
 

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