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Visit London: East London

Sep 24, 2010  We love London!
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  • 1. Museum of London Docklands

    The Museum of London Docklands tells the story of London's trade, immigration and regeneration, from Roman times to the present day. The museum is brilliant at bringing the past to life (with a little video help from Time Team's Tony Robinson) and provides a fascinating social history of the area and the world. They even have a full size recreation of a Wapping street scene from the 1840's to explore. Admission is free.

  • 2. London's Olympic Park

    If you're getting excited about the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games, why not take a tour round the Olympic Park in Stratford. As the site is still under construction, the tour doesn't go inside the site, but you'll see the main stadium, the aquatics centre, the velopark and more when you walk round the outside with a knowledgeable Blue Badge Guide.

  • 3. Brick Lane

    Brick Lane is famous for it's funky Sunday market and offering great curries in the many curry houses in the area (debating which one serves the best curry is a popular local sport). It's also home to the Trueman Brewery, an eating and event space which hosts lots of interesting exhibitions and shows, often with artistic leanings.

  • 4. The V&A Museum of Childhood

    The Victoria and Albert Museum's toy collection has it's own home in Bethnal Green at the Museum of Childhood. If you love train sets, doll's houses, puppets, teddy bears and even action man, you'll love exploring the museum. The museum also has traditional children's clothes and special exhibitions exploring childhood in other times and cultures, all aimed at young visitors.

  • 5. Geffrye Museum

    If you fancy nosing about in other people's homes, you'll love walking through the Geffrye museum where each of the 11 rooms contains a thoughtfully recreated living room from a different period of history. The museum also has two restored alms houses and five period gardens. Admission is free.

  • 6. The Hackney Empire

    The Hackney Empire is an elegant theatre and former music hall which brings comedy, variety, music, drama and family shows to the East End. The Hackney Empire has been entertaining the crowds since 1901 and famous past performers include Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Every Christmas, the Hackney Empire puts on one of the finest panto's in the country.

  • 7. Canary Wharf

    In between the imposing tower blocks at Canary Wharf, you'll find Jubilee Place, a shopping centre packed with all your high street favourites and pretty little parks with fountains and sculptures. Canary Wharf also has lots of restaurants and pubs, and quite a few have outside seating and stunning river views.

  • 8. Valentine's Mansion & Gardens

    Valentine's Mansion is a 300 year old country house in Ilford with Victorian kitchens, Georgian rooms, artists' studios and a blooming rose garden. There are special events all year round, including family days, tours, adult education classes, exhibitions and a farmers market.

  • 9. Dennis Sever's House

    Step back in time in one of London's more unusual attractions. Dennis Sever was an artist who returned the interior of his Folgate Street house to the 18th century. You walk round the house in silence by candlelight, sensing the presence of the past occupants from the unmade beds and half-eaten food.

  • 10. Sutton House

    Sutton house is a Tudor home in Hackney, built by one of Henry VIII's courtiers. This is no stuffy old house though, the oak panelled rooms and charming courtyard are regularly used by locals for lively events including themed family days, craft fairs and even filming (the house was used for the film of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather)