Christmas Past

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH JANUARY 2014

ADDRESS
Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E2 8EA 
 
TELEPHONE
 
Dates:
26th November 2013 until 5th January 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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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. 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

Christmas Past images

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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  24% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £49  23% 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 £62  37% 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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Near Christmas Past
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th Oct 2014
Charlie Wrights International Bar, 45 Pitfield Street, Hoxton, N1 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
A fusion quintet founded in London by Tomasz Zyrmont and Laurie Lowe....More
 
 
 
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Camaradefest II
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 25th October 2014 - 12noon
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes from Christmas Past
Poets demonstrate the brilliance of 21st century poetics....More
 
 
 
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Cat Lovers
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Saturday 25th October 2014
The Queen Of Hoxton, 1-5 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 13 minutes from Christmas Past
House and techno courtesy of Cat Lovers....More
 
 
 
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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
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Limoncello
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
340-344 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London E8 | 1 minute from Christmas Past
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
7 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
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Shopping near Christmas Past

The best shops and markets near Christmas Past
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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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Near Christmas Past
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
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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
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Christmas Past gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 14 minutes from Christmas Past
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 15 minutes from Christmas Past
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London Fencing Club
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
Norman Street, EC1V | 17 minutes from Christmas Past
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
73 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
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The Bricklayers Arms
London > Nightlife > Pubs
63 Charlotte Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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The Princess of Shoreditch
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
76 Paul Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 10 minutes from Christmas Past
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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
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Happiness Forgets
London > Nightlife > Bars
8-9 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 | 7 minutes from Christmas Past
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 

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