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Toy StoriesItalian photographer Gabriele Galimberti visited more than 50 countries over 18 months to create images of children with their most prized possessions: their toys. The 21 portraits displayed in Toy Stories, taken in Zambia, Texas, Ukraine, Japan and beyond, show that regardless of the country they live in or their economic status, whether the child owns a fleet of miniature cars or a single stuffed monkey, they are simply interested in playing. Galimberti's beautiful photographs capture kids' natural tendancy to enjoy playtime, no matter what their background is.

 

About V & A Museum of Childhood

The 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). More about V & A Museum of Childhood

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Toy Stories  Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia, copyright Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE  

   
Toy Stories - Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia, copyright Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE

Toy Stories Maudy - Kalulushi, Zambia, copyright Gabriele Galimberti/INSTITUTE 


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Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
1 minutes walk
 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
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Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
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Sclater Street Car Park
 
15 minutes walk
 
Spitalfields Car Park
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  24% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from Toy Stories
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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  42% off
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Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  32% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 19 minutes from Toy Stories
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
 
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Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
Toy Stories, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as Toy Stories
The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's ...More
 
 
 
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Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th November 2017 to 20th May 2018
Toy Stories, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as Toy Stories
Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and often amusing - look at the ...More
 
 
 
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Dream On
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 10th February 2018 to 20th January 2019
Toy Stories, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | Same location as Toy Stories
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 ...More
 
 
 
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London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Toy Stories
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from Toy Stories
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 Toy Stories
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London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Toy Stories
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from Toy Stories
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 Toy Stories
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London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from Toy Stories
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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 Toy Stories
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from Toy Stories
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories. American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
254 Paradise Row, E2 | 1 minute from Toy Stories
Neighbouring the likes of Mother Kelly's, the Japanese Canteen and Resident of Paradise Row, Paradise Garage is in ... More
 
 
 
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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
Vegetarian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from Toy Stories
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 Toy Stories
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 | 22 minutes from Toy Stories
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 Toy Stories
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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spa LONDON
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
York Hall Leisure Centre, Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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 Toy Stories
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277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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Florist
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255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from Toy Stories
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 4 minutes from Toy Stories
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 Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 8 minutes from Toy Stories
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from Toy Stories
If rum is your tipple of choice, then PortSide Parlour is the place to quench your thirst. Located in an underground bar beneath Off Broadway on ... More
 
 
 
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 15 minutes from Toy Stories
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from Toy Stories
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from Toy Stories
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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Shoreditch Town Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
380 Old Street, Shoreditch, London EC1V | 21 minutes from Toy Stories
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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Madeleine Waller: Sister BrotherMadeleine Waller: Sister BrotherMadeleine Waller: Sister BrotherPhotographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and often amusing - look at the physical relationships and striking resemblances" (The Guardian) between brothers and sisters.2018-02-17T10:00:00+00002018-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th November 2017 to 20th May 2018
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and often amusing - look at the physical relationships and striking resemblances" (The Guardian) between brothers and sisters.... More about this event
 
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesMichael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesMichael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in StoriesThe original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's greatest living authors for children.Through notebooks and manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, the exhibition shows how books like Private Peaceful have come about. Atmospheric sounds intr2018-02-17T00:00:00+00002018-02-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd July 2017 to 25th February 2018
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life of Michael Morpurgo, one of Britain's greatest living authors for children.Through notebooks and manuscripts, photographs and illustrations, the exhibition shows how books like Private Peaceful have come about. Atmospheric sounds intr... More about this event
 
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 re2018-02-17T00:00:00+00002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th February 2018 to 20th January 2019
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
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
 
 

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Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

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Dub techno courtesy of the legendary DJ plus Bluetrain and Ario & o Utlier....More

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A humorous 60-minute journey through poems, songs and animal drawings by John Hegley, one of the UK's leading comic poets, ...More

 
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Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

Rich Mix Centre 16 minutes walk from Toy Stories

A showcase for Algerian art featuring satirical graphic designer El Moustach, as well as photographers Lola Khalfa and Oualid Khelifi....More

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Theatre | On 17th February 2018 

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A film screening, art installations, performances, dancing and music - all intended to address the myth that people of colour ...More

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Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th August 2018 

Apples And Pears 19 minutes walk from Toy Stories

Funk, old skool and pop courtesy of resident DJs....More

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Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 20 minutes walk from Toy Stories

A sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present representing a host of environments travelled through by the American ...More

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Exhibitions | Until 9th April 2018 

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Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist....More

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