Victorian Santa's Grotto

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH DECEMBER 2013

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, No 1 Warehouse, Tower Hamlets, West India Quay, London E14 4AL
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Sun 10am-5pm
 
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£7
 

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Travel back in time to festive 19th century Sailortown to meet Father Christmas in his secret grotto at the Museum of London Docklands. Tell Santa your Christmas wishes and receive a special gift, and you can also get a photograph of your child and Father Christmas (for an additional cost). Leave time to look around the museum and see their glittering Cheapside Hoard: London's Lost Jewels display, a unique collection of priceless late 16th and early 17th century jewels and gemstones.

 

About Museum of London Docklands

In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames and the lives that have ebbed and flowed with it. The building in which the museum is housed is pertinent, too. More about Museum of London Docklands

LondonTown.com - Victorian Santa's Grotto Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Canary Wharf Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Mile End Tube Station
 
25 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Wapping Overground Station
 
28 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
30 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
City Harbour NCP
 
19 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    Marriott Executive Apartments - West India Quay, London
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £116  29% off
    22 Hertsmere Road, Canary Wharf, E14 | 2 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Ideal for business travellers, the Marriott Executive Apartments London, West India Quay is in the heart of Canary Wharf. With both one and two bedroom options ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Docklands Riverside Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £61  30% off
    265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 9 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    You can still feel the excitement and bustle of ships laden with goods, unloading their wares in London's Docklands. Now a burgeoning centre for some of ... More
     
     
     
    Hilton London Canary Wharf Hotel
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £62  22% off
    South Quay, E14 | 11 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Perched on the waterfront, just 15 minutes from London's City Airport, the Hilton London Canary Wharf combines convenience with comfort. Stroll across the hotel's private bridge ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Museum of London Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Victorian Santa's Grotto
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    Boisdale Classics
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 31st March 2015 - 6.30pm-10.30pm
    Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    A music and dining experience featuring some of the world's most revered classical artists, including Jennifer Pike, Milos Karadaglic, Amy Dickson and Charlie Siem....More
     
     
     
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    Gunther Kurmayr Trio
    London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Tuesday 31st March 2015 - 7pm
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 18 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    This splendid 1930s art deco Grade II listed East End dance hall has a capacity of over 2,600 and prides itself as "London's most versatile venue". ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    269 Westferry Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 21 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    It's not all music hall these days down in the East End. This multi-arts centre on the Isle of Dogs gives the locals a chance to ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    Peninsula Square, SE10 | 24 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
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    London > Attractions > Museums
    No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Victorian Santa's Grotto
    In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
     
     
     
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    One Canada Square
    London > Attractions > Sights
    1 Canada Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 5 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Once the tallest building in the United Kingdom (a title it held from 1991 until 2012 when The Shard rose above it), One Canada Square is ... More
     
     
     
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    Surrey Docks Farm
    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    Rotherhithe Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 13 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    All the animals on this 2.2 acre city farm on the south bank of the river Thames in Rotherhithe are organically reared. Donkeys, goats and sheep ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    Cabot Place West, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 4 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    This long-established chocolatier, set up in 1875 at the behest of Edward VII, has been making the finest chocolate in traditional French style for 130 years. ... More
     
     
     
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    Billingsgate Market
    London > Shopping > Markets
    Trafalgar Way, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 8 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Originally a general market for corn, coal, iron, wine, salt, pottery, fish and other goods, Billingsgate is now the only London-based market dedicated to fish. From ... More
     
     
     
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    Jubilee Place Mall
    London > Shopping >
    Bank Street, E14 | 8 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Jubilee Place Mall, an underground shopping mall on the south side of Canary Wharf, offers shoppers a choice of fashion, pharmacies, cafes and restaurants. In November ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Restaurants > Brasseries
    Hertsmere Road, West India Quay, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Victorian Santa's Grotto
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    Dockmasters House
    London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
    1 Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    This listed Georgian building has had many past incarnations; it's been an excise office, a pub called the Jamaica Tavern, and even the offices for the ... More
     
     
     
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    Amerigo Vespucci
    London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
    25 Cabot Square, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 2 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 2.6 miles from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    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 | 2.7 miles from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
     
     
     
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    Four Corners
    London > Education > Adult Education
    121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 35 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    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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    London > Leisure > Activities
    Unit 4, Wood Wharf, Preston Road, Canary Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 10 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    This fab game emerged in 1980 and has taken the world by storm. Popular with adrenalin junkies, paintballing is an action-packed, mission-driven past-time that is ... More
     
     
     
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    Revolution Karting
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Arches 422-424 Mile End Park, Burdett Road, Tower Hamlets, London E3 | 16 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    It's not exactly Formula 1 but get behind the wheel of a go-kart and you'll certainly feel like you're ready to give Lewis Hamilton a ... More
     
     
     
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    Brooklyn Bowl
    London > Leisure >
    O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 | 24 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Five years after the original Brooklyn Bowl launched, the well known New York bowling alley comes to London's O2. The London venue is the first Brooklyn ... More
     
     
     
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    The Narrow
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    44 Narrow Street, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 12 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Having been such a huge influence on British gastropub fare, it was only a matter of time before Gordon Ramsay opened one himself. As is so ... More
     
     
     
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    The Gun
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 15 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by ... More
     
     
     
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    Wibbley Wobbley
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    Greenland Dock, off Rope Street, Southwark, London SE16 | 20 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Cute, unpretentious bar housed on a boat docked in the Thames. A world away from the bustling, brash mainstream bars, pubs and clubs of central London, is ... More
     
     
     
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    Davy's Wine Bar
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    31 Fisherman's Walk, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 3 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    At ground floor level on Fisherman’s Walk at Canary Wharf, tables, chairs and merry-makers spill out of doors on to the riverside during the summer months. ... More
     
     
     
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    Proud2 at The O2
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    The O2 Arena Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 | 24 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    In the sad shell of the Millennium Dome, a superclub was born, going by the name of Proud2. Sporting one of the world's most powerful audio ... More
     
     
     
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    Studio 338
    London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
    338 Boord Street, Greenwich, SE10 | 29 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Following a major refurbishment, Studio 338 reopened in spectacular style in March 2014, with Mark 'MK' Kinchen, Kevin Saunderson and Kate Simko all on the line-up. ... More
     
     
     
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    Museum of London Docklands
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | Same location as Victorian Santa's Grotto
    In keeping with its waterside location, the Museum of London Docklands focuses on the history of the East End with particular emphasis on the River Thames ... More
     
     
     
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    The O2
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Peninsula Square, SE10 | 24 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    The second most embarrassing legacy of Tony Blair's time in government struggled for years to find a role after the millennium show shut up shop. It's ... More
     
     
     
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    The Wapping Project
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 25 minutes from Victorian Santa's Grotto
    Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre ... More
     
     
     

    Museum of London Docklands events

     
    At Home In The Past (Over 5s)At Home In The Past (Over 5s)A hands-on art workshop.2015-03-31T11:00:00+01002015-03-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
    Category: event
    Free EventToday Only
    At Home In The Past (Over 5s)
    Create A Curiosity CabinetCreate A Curiosity CabinetMake a Victorian curiosity cabinet.2015-04-01T11:00:00+01002015-04-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Free EventOn Soon
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    Discover Victorian Toys (Over 5s)Discover Victorian Toys (Over 5s)Learn about Victorian toys.2015-04-01T11:00:00+01002015-04-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Free EventOn Soon
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    Animal EmporiumAnimal EmporiumHear the tale of Jamrach's Animal Emporium and when a tiger roamed the streets of Wapping and camels walked on the cobbles of London's Docklands.2015-04-02T11:00:00+01002015-04-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Ragged School (Over 5s)Ragged School (Over 5s)Learn about Victorian schools.2015-04-03T11:00:00+01002015-04-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Free EventOn Soon
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    Victorian Childhood (Over 5s)Victorian Childhood (Over 5s)Discover more about life for rich and poor children in Victorian London.2015-04-04T11:00:00+01002015-04-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Free EventOn Soon
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    West India Quay: Guided TourWest India Quay: Guided TourA tour of the docks exploring its history through what remains.2015-04-05T13:00:00+01002015-04-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Amazing Victorian Animals: Workshop (Under 5s)Amazing Victorian Animals: Workshop (Under 5s)Drama workshop.2015-04-06T11:00:00+01002015-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside (Over 5s)I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside (Over 5s)Imagine a Victorian family holiday.2015-04-06T11:00:00+01002015-04-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Animals Aboard (Over 5s)Animals Aboard (Over 5s)Learn about the animals that came through London docks.2015-04-08T11:00:00+01002015-04-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    Museum of London Docklands,   No 1 Warehouse  West India Quay    E14 4AL
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    Victorian Santa's Grotto, Victorian Santa's Groto, Victorian Santas Grotto
     
     

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    Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf 4 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

    The outfit plays jazz and swing....More

    Boisdale Classics
    Concerts | On 31st March 2015 

    Boisdale's Of Canary Wharf 4 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

    A music and dining experience featuring some of the world's most revered classical artists, including Jennifer Pike, Milos Karadaglic, Amy ...More

    Celtic Session Lead By Alastair Caplin
    Concerts | Until 31st March 2015 

    Jamboree 17 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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    Dance | On 31st March 2015 

    Jamboree 17 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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    The Space 21 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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    Concerts | Until 31st March 2015 

    The O2 Arena 24 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

    The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer will perform soul, pop and R&B including popular hits Hello and ...More

     
    Elvis At The O2: The Exhibition Of His Life
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    The O2 Arena 24 minutes walk from Museum Of London Docklands

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    Aperture by Robert Orchardson
    Aperture by Robert Orchardson
    Exhibitions | Until 24th April 2015 

    NOW Gallery 1.36 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

    For the second NOW Gallery commission Richard Orchardson has drawn on the rich heritage of Greenwich and his research at ...More

     
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    Kids Events | Until 1st April 2015 

    Cutty Sark 1.78 miles from Museum Of London Docklands

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