War Games

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH MARCH 2014

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Dates:
25th May 2013 until 9th March 2014
 
OPENING TIMES
Daily 10am-5.45pm, last admission 5.30pm
 
PRICES
FREE
 

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War GamesWhy do children play war games? The V & A Museum of Childhood explores this often controversial question in War Games, an exhibition of strategy games, toy weapons and miniature soldiers dating back to the 1920s. Aimed at adults and children, War Games explores the role of warfare in children's play from 1800 to the present day. The exhibition invites visitors to investigate how toys recreate and represent war and questions the role of war toys as tools of propaganda - through games like the 1914 British puzzle 'Get Rid of the Huns'.

 

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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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
20 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
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 £104  39% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £47  34% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 17 minutes from War Games
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 £104  42% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 19 minutes from War Games
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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Boys' Book Club (Under 11s)
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 26th January 2015 - 4pm
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 10 minutes from War Games
Especially for boys to get together and share their reading experiences....More
 
 
 
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Book Club
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th January 2015 - 4pm
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 10 minutes from War Games
A talk about a book....More
 
 
 
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Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 31st January to 26th December 2015 - 9am-5pm
Broadway Market, East London, Hackney, London E8 | 13 minutes from War Games
Broadway is a great little market that is expanding rapidly and enjoys a tremendous reputation. Hidden gems are the Marissa V clothing stall and Kate Garwood ...More
 
 
 
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | 1 minute from War Games
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More
 
 
 
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 2 minutes from War Games
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, E2 | 8 minutes from War Games
Oval Space is a multi-use arts and events space with 6,000 square feet of space in Bethnal Green in East London with stunning views over the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near War Games

The best museums, galleries, attractions near War Games
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as War Games
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 ... More
 
 
 
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Vyner Street Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
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 War Games
Set up by Fred Mann, former director of the Milch gallery, Fred London specialises in contemporary art and musical collaborations. Fred Mann has had a mixed ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near War Games

The best shops and markets near War Games
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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 6 minutes from War Games
When one reader, Barbara Buchanan, came across this gorgeous vintage and fashion boutique she wanted to pass on the shopping tip. "I have used your recommendations ... More
 
 
 
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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 War Games
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
 
 
 
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 11 minutes from War Games
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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Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
21 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
Vegetarian cuisine. ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Education near War Games

Near War Games
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 5 minutes from War Games
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 War Games
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 War Games
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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War Games gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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 War Games
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 War Games
One of London's best kept secrets, Victoria Park is a fantastic place to spend an afternoon. The city's first public park, it was opened in the ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London War Games.
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, E2 | 4 minutes from War Games
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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War Games clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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PortSide Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
Off Broadway, 63-65 Broadway Market, E8 | 13 minutes from War Games
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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London Fields Brewery
London > Nightlife > Bars
365-366 Warburton St, E8 | 15 minutes from War Games
Located under the railway arches beside London Fields in Hackney, the London Fields Brewery opened in 2011 and was inspired by the drought of craft beer ... More
 
 
 
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Sager + Wilde
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
193 Hackney Road, E2 | 16 minutes from War Games
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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Meeting venue hire near War Games

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near War Games.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 19 minutes from War Games
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 War Games
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
 
 
 

V & A Museum of Childhood events

 
Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the UK's best-loved doll's houses. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing relationships of 12 doll's houses from the past 300 years, including country mansions, a Georgian t26th January 2015Sunday 6th September 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  13th December 2014 to 6th September 2015
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some of the UK's best-loved doll's houses. Visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of the home, everyday lives and changing relationships of 12 doll's houses from the past 300 years, including country mansions, a Georgian t... More about this event
 
It's My Party...It's My Party...An installation inspired by Wilfred, a 1930's toy rabbit, created by artists and children from Rushmore Primary School Hackney and St John's Primary School Tower Hamlets.26th January 2015Sunday 5th July 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
It's My Party...
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Installation | PRICING  Free  
DATES  20th September 2014 to 5th July 2015 - 10am-5.45pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
An installation inspired by Wilfred, a 1930's toy rabbit, created by artists and children from Rushmore Primary School Hackney and St John's Primary School Tower Hamlets.
Breakfast TourBreakfast TourAn exclusive guided tour of the Small Stories exhibition followed by breakfast.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
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Breakfast Tour
event > Tours
DATES  Thursday 5th February 2015 - 9am-10.30am
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
An exclusive guided tour of the Small Stories exhibition followed by breakfast.
Haunted Dolls' House Night TourHaunted Dolls' House Night TourA horror film screening is followed by an exhibition tour.12th February 2015Thursday 12th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
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Haunted Dolls' House Night Tour
event > Tours
DATES  Thursday 12th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
A horror film screening is followed by an exhibition tour.
Books Of LoveBooks Of LoveDesign your own book cover.14th February 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Books Of Love
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 14th February 2015 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Design your own book cover.
London Children's BookswapLondon Children's BookswapSwap old books for new stories.14th February 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon
London Children's Bookswap
event > Kids Events
PRICING  Free, please bring books suitable for 0-14 year olds
DATES  Saturday 14th February 2015 - 11am-4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Swap old books for new stories.
Back-Packs (Ages 5-12)Back-Packs (Ages 5-12)Pick up an activity-filled back-pack and tour the gallery.14th February 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Back-Packs (Ages 5-12)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  14th to 22nd February 2015 - 10am-5.45pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Pick up an activity-filled back-pack and tour the gallery.
Miniature Book-Making (Ages 5-12)Miniature Book-Making (Ages 5-12)Children create their own miniature book covers.16th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon
Miniature Book-Making (Ages 5-12)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
DATES  16th to 20th Feb 2015
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Children create their own miniature book covers.
Miniature FurnitureMiniature FurnitureChildren learn how to create their own furniture designs.16th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon
Miniature Furniture
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 20th Feb 2015 at 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2.45pm and 4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Children learn how to create their own furniture designs.
Miniature WallpaperMiniature WallpaperPrint-maker Ling Chiu will assist children as they design wallpaper.16th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
On Soon
Miniature Wallpaper
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
DATES  16th, 17th, 18th and 20th Feb 2015 at 11.15am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.45pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Print-maker Ling Chiu will assist children as they design wallpaper.
 

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Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen 1 minute walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Four Corners 5 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Basque Lessons
Exhibitions | Until 26th February 2015 

Oxford House 6 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Thai Boxing: Workshop
Exhibitions | Until 23rd February 2015 

Oxford House 6 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Book Club
Exhibitions | Until 27th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel 10 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

A talk about a book....More

Boys' Book Club (Under 11s)
Exhibitions | Until 26th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel 10 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Especially for boys to get together and share their reading experiences....More

Incloodu 2015: The Roomfactory: Designing For Deaf Space
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Rich Mix Centre 16 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Architect Martin Glover exhibits work from The Roomfactory looking at designing for deaf space with a vibro-tactile multi-sensory music chair, ...More

Levan Mindiashvili: Heritage
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Rich Mix Centre 16 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Multi-media collaboration between Levan Mindiashvili, Tato Akhalkatsishvili, Uta Bekaia, Irakli Bugiani and Cristian Tonheiser....More

 

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