Christmas Past

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 4TH JANUARY 2015

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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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Near Christmas Past
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £104  41% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £53  25% off
275 Old Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Christmas Past
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £104  29% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 18 minutes from Christmas Past
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Events near Christmas Past

Near Christmas Past
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 28th February 2015 - 1pm-3pm
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A | 9 minutes from Christmas Past
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th and 27th February 2015 at 9am-11pm & 28th February 2015 at 10am-11pm
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes from Christmas Past
Street art by Llaguno and Jimenez, two members of the Mexican art collective Lapiztola Stencil, which is based in Oaxaca....More
 
 
 
Today Only
Chinese New Year Celebrations 2015
London > Events > Leisure  Dates: Saturday 28th February 2015 - 12noon-4pm
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 10 minutes from Christmas Past
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Near Christmas Past
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
130 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, London N1 | 3 minutes from Christmas Past
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Shoreditch Electric Light Station
London > Entertainment >
Coronet Street, N1 | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Comedy Cafe
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
66-68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 8 minutes from Christmas Past
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Sights and Attractions near Christmas Past

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Christmas Past
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
WAWA
London > Shopping > House and Garden
3 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
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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
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Angela Flanders
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
96 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
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Restaurants near Christmas Past

What are the best dining options near Christmas Past London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
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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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near Christmas Past

Near Christmas Past
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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
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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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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
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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.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, E2 | 3 minutes from Christmas Past
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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
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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Meeting venue hire near Christmas Past

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Christmas Past.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 

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. Fro24th March 2015Sunday 12th July 2015 Where:
Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
Category: event
On Soon

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
 
Gardens Galore!Gardens Galore!Create seasonal headwear, plant seeds for spring and make baskets.7th April 2015Friday 10th April 2015 Where:
Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
Category: event
Free Event 
Gardens Galore!
 

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