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Christmas PastEach year the Geffrye Museum celebrates Christmas with a look at the way Christmas traditions have evolved over years at its annual Christmas Past exhibition, staged at the Shoreditch museum for over 20 years. It's a timely opportunity to see the museum's period rooms decorated to reflect our changing tastes at this festive time of year. Typically there's a programme of events and family activities which tie in with the chosen theme where you can create your own Christmas decorations, sip on mulled wine while witnessing the traditional burning of the holly and the ivy, and enjoy the carols by candlelight.

 

About Geffrye Museum

There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this quirky museum is the changing style of English domestic interior, from the 1600s to the present. More about Geffrye Museum

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Christmas Past  A living room in 1935, photo by Steve Speller  

   
Christmas Past - A living room in 1935, photo by Steve Speller

Christmas Past A living room in 1935, photo by Steve Speller 

LondonTown.com - Christmas Past Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Haggerston Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Leonard Street Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
Paul Street NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £99  42% off
    100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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    Holiday Inn Express London-City
    London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £60  34% off
    275 Old Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Christmas Past
    Modern and functional, you get what you pay for at this middle ranking hotel close to the City and the reasonable rates mean that it fills ... More
     
     
     
    The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £49  28% off
    419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 11 minutes from Christmas Past
    This hotel is modern, clean and very convenient if you want to explore the sights and bright lights of trendy Shoreditch. Although close to the City, ... More
     
     
     
     
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    London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 27th May 2015 - 8.30am-9.30am
    The Proud Archivist, 2-10 Hertford Road, N1 | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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    Ryoji Ikeda
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Wednesday 27th May 2015 - 6.30pm
    Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A | 11 minutes from Christmas Past
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    Morning Gloryville: 2nd Birthday Bubble Bath + By Us, For Us! #24
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Wednesday 27th May 2015 - 6.30am-10.30am
    Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Hackney, London E2 | 13 minutes from Christmas Past
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    Hoxton Hall
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 3 minutes from Christmas Past
    Built in 1863 as a saloon-style music hall, this Grade II listed multi-arts venue represents the absolute pinnacle of trendy Shoreditch. Hoxton Hall played host to ... More
     
     
     
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    Shoreditch Electric Light Station
    London > Entertainment >
    Coronet Street, N1 | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
    As the name suggests, Shoreditch Electric Light Station began life as an electricity generating station. Now home of Circus Space, the building, which dates back to ... More
     
     
     
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    Comedy Cafe
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
    Don't let the gaudy red and yellow paint that mutilates the exterior of this fantastic comedy club deter you from gracing its hallowed floors. It may ... More
     
     
     
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    The best museums, galleries, attractions near Christmas Past
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    Geffrye Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | Same location as Christmas Past
    There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this ... More
     
     
     
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    Limoncello
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    340-344 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E8 | 1 minute from Christmas Past
    This cutting edge contemporary art gallery is run by director Rebecca May Marston, a graduate of the RCA's curating course who first took on the Hoxton ... More
     
     
     
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    Seamus Ryan Sunday Shoots
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
    Like most things on and around Columbia Road, Seamus Ryan's studio is only open on Sundays. The rest of the time Seamus works on high end ... More
     
     
     
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    WAWA
    London > Shopping > House and Garden
    3 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
    WAWA came about when, in 1998, Richard Ward extended his furniture workshop to include rugs by Lucy Wassell. Now you'll find a whole range of funky ... More
     
     
     
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    Warren Evans Furniture
    London > Shopping > House and Garden
    7a Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
    Handmade wooden beds, matresses and furniture that are a class above your average flat packed homeware. All the timber is ethically sourced and fairly traded, with ... More
     
     
     
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    Angela Flanders
    London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
    96 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
    Established in 1985 Angela Flanders works with natural ingredients to create her perfumes and offers bespoke perfumes and consultation service for clients upon request. Her products ... More
     
     
     
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    Beagle
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    397 Geffrye Street, E2 | 1 minute from Christmas Past
    Set within three carefully renovated railway arches on the pedestrianised Geffrye Street in Shoreditch, Beagle is a British restaurant, bar and coffee shop set up by ... More
     
     
     
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    Song Que
    London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
    134 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 | 1 minute from Christmas Past
    One of the best Vietnamese in town and also one of the cheapest, this hugely popular place offers over 150 dishes, all excellent. It’s in a ... More
     
     
     
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    The Grocery Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    54-56 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, E2 | 3 minutes from Christmas Past
    This Shoreditch cafe on Kingsland Road is a great spot for the full English. You can breakfast on poached eggs, cooked tomatoes and succulent sausages while ... More
     
     
     
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    The Making Space
    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
    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 | 11 minutes from Christmas Past
    National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
     
     
     
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    City Journalism
    London > Education > Professional Training
    106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 16 minutes from Christmas Past
    City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
     
     
     
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    Christmas Past gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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    L!FE Shoreditch
    London > Leisure >
    The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 14 minutes from Christmas Past
    Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
     
     
     
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    All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
    London > Leisure > Activities
    95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 15 minutes from Christmas Past
    The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
     
     
     
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    London Fencing Club
    London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
    Norman Street, EC1V | 17 minutes from Christmas Past
    Excellent fencing courses for beginners with highly trained coaches, good facilities and years of experience teaching this ancient, noble sport. Fencing is very good fun and ... More
     
     
     
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    The best pubs near London Christmas Past.
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    The Royal Oak
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
    You might just recognise this pub off the telly - it has featured in the Kray's film, sitcom Good Night Sweetheart and even Blue Peter. The ... More
     
     
     
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    The Bricklayers Arms
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
    This bohemian boozer was an integral part of the Shoreditch explosion. Tucked away down a cobbled East End alley it was originally a mecca for local ... More
     
     
     
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    The Princess of Shoreditch
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 10 minutes from Christmas Past
    Take the spiral staircase up out of this busy Old Street boozer and you find yourself in a small, chic dining room with big picture windows, ... More
     
     
     
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    Christmas Past clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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    Sager + Wilde
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    193 Hackney Road, E2 | 3 minutes from Christmas Past
    A wine bar which began as a pop-up hosting wine nights in a former bank vault in Shoreditch, Sager + Wilde is run by husband and ... More
     
     
     
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    Happiness Forgets
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 | 7 minutes from Christmas Past
    Embracing the new wave of drinking habits in London, Happiness Forgets is a quaint underground bar that provides drinkers with decent cocktails and a place to ... More
     
     
     
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    Bar Kick
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    127 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Christmas Past
    Fashionable Shoreditch drinkers from all around the globe are attracted to this cellar bar by its rickety old furniture, interesting imported beers, and a pricy, but ... More
     
     
     
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    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Christmas Past.
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    Shoreditch Town Hall
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Christmas Past
    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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    The HAC Grounds
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    City Road, City, London EC1Y | 15 minutes from Christmas Past
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    Christ Church Spitalfields
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 17 minutes from Christmas Past
    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
     
     
     

    Geffrye Museum events

     
    Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian LondonHomes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian LondonHomes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian LondonThe Geffrye Museum's display on Homes Of The Homeless: Seeking Shelter In Victorian London promises to be fascinating exhibition on a subject close to home. Using first hand accounts the Hackney museum looks at the problem of homelessness in Victorian London through paintings, photographs, and objects, as well as personal stories and reports. Fro2015-05-27T00:00:00+01002015-07-12T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
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    Ongoing

    event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums
    DATES  24th March to 12th July 2015
    VENUE  Geffrye Museum 
    The Geffrye Museum's display on Homes Of The Homeless: Seeking Shelter In Victorian London promises to be fascinating exhibition on a subject close to home. Using first hand accounts the Hackney museum looks at the problem of homelessness in Victorian London through paintings, photographs, and objects, as well as personal stories and reports. Fro... More about this event
     
    Night At The MuseumNight At The MuseumThree compositions reflecting on the history of the interiors of the museum, by musicians from the Royal Academy of Music.2015-06-09T18:30:00+01002015-06-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Night At The Museum
    Open Garden Squares WeekendOpen Garden Squares WeekendOrganised by the London Parks & Gardens Trust LPGT), this volunteer-run event opens private gardens and green spaces around the capital to the public for one weekend. Activities vary from one site to the next but many organise tours and family-oriented activities.2015-06-13T10:00:00+01002015-06-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
    Category: event
    On Soon
    Open Garden Squares Weekend
    Christmas PastChristmas PastChristmas PastEach year the Geffrye Museum celebrates Christmas with a look at the way Christmas traditions have evolved over years at its annual Christmas Past exhibition, staged at the Shoreditch museum for over 20 years. It's a timely opportunity to see the museum's period rooms decorated to reflect our changing tastes at this festive time of year. Typically 2015-11-24T00:00:00+00002016-01-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
    Category: event
    Free Event 

    event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
    DATES  24th November 2015 to 3rd January 2016
    VENUE  Geffrye Museum 
    Each year the Geffrye Museum celebrates Christmas with a look at the way Christmas traditions have evolved over years at its annual Christmas Past exhibition, staged at the Shoreditch museum for over 20 years. It's a timely opportunity to see the museum's period rooms decorated to reflect our changing tastes at this festive time of year. Typically ... More about this event
     
     

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