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 £112  25% 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
 
 
 
The RE London Shoreditch Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £58  37% off
419 to 437 Hackney Road, E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn London Commercial Road
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £55  39% 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
 
 
 
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Events near War Games

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Now On
Easter Egg-Tivities
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: 19th, 20th and 21st April 2014 - 10.30am-4pm
V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as War Games
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Today Only
Tom Marcovich
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Sunday 20th April 2014 - 7pm
The Sebright Arms, 34 Coate Street, Haggerston, E2 | 9 minutes from War Games
The Australian singer-songwriter and musician performs acoustic music. With support from Ina Marie and The Provisos....More
 
 
 
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Broadway Market
London > Events > Shopping  Dates: 12th April 2014 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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Near War Games
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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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Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 11 minutes from War Games
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near War Games

The best museums, galleries, attractions near War Games
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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Restaurants near War Games

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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
... More
 
 
 
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
... More
 
 
 
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Education near War Games

Near War Games
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
... More
 
 
 
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 3 minutes from War Games
... More
 
 
 
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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.
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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

 
Confiscation CabinetsConfiscation CabinetsConfiscation CabinetsNotes passed in class, toy guns and a homemade bomb are among the items gleaned from 150 different London primary and secondary schools and displayed in Confiscation Cabinets. The intriguing objects displayed at the V&A Museum of Childhood have been collected during the course of three decades by artist and teacher Guy Tarrant who has studied the 20th April 2014Sunday 1st June 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Confiscation Cabinets
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  9th November 2013 to 1st June 2014
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Notes passed in class, toy guns and a homemade bomb are among the items gleaned from 150 different London primary and secondary schools and displayed in Confiscation Cabinets. The intriguing objects displayed at the V&A Museum of Childhood have been collected during the course of three decades by artist and teacher Guy Tarrant who has studied the ... More about this event
 
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline WilsonDaydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline WilsonDaydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline WilsonThis exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out about her childhood, early career and what inspired her to write. The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations 20th April 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
event > Exhibitions > Special exhibits - Museums | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th April to 2nd November 2014
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
This exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out about her childhood, early career and what inspired her to write. The exhibition features original notebooks along with childhood toys, school reports and diaries. There are also extracts and illustrations ... More about this event
 
St George's Day at the Museum of ChildhoodSt George's Day at the Museum of ChildhoodSt George's Day at the Museum of ChildhoodDragon slaying stories, learning to maypole dance and a Punch and Judy show; St George's Day at the Museum of Childhood is perfect for keeping the kids entertained. The day's traditions are made relevant for today's youngsters with live music and dance, stroytelling, traditional games and arts and crafts activities.26th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
St George's Day at the Museum of Childhood
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th April 2014
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
Dragon slaying stories, learning to maypole dance and a Punch and Judy show; St George's Day at the Museum of Childhood is perfect for keeping the kids entertained. The day's traditions are made relevant for today's youngsters with live music and dance, stroytelling, traditional games and arts and crafts activities.... More about this event
 
St George's DaySt George's Day26th April 2014Saturday 26th April 2014 Where:
V & A Museum of Childhood,   Cambridge Heath Road      E2 9PA
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
St George's Day
event > Leisure | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 26th April 2014 - 11.30am-4pm
VENUE  V & A Museum of Childhood 
 

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Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson
Exhibitions | Until 2nd November 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood

This exhibition at the Museum of Childhood celebrates best-selling children's author Jacqueline Wilson, giving visitors the chance to learn out ...More

 
Confiscation Cabinets
Confiscation Cabinets
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

V & A Museum of Childhood

Notes passed in class, toy guns and a homemade bomb are among the items gleaned from 150 different London primary ...More

 
Rockin' Roasts
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th May 2014 

The Star Of Bethnal Green 7 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Resident DJs play old rock'n'roll and rockabilly tunes....More

Tom Marcovich
Concerts | On 20th April 2014 

The Sebright Arms 9 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

The Australian singer-songwriter and musician performs acoustic music. With support from Ina Marie and The Provisos....More

Sexy Parties Queer Revels
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th May 2014 

Joiners Arms 15 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

DJ Romano plays electro, Latin and house....More

Insanity: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 28th May 2014 

Chisenhale Dance Space 16 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Fitness class....More

Soul Acoustic
Concerts | On 20th April 2014 

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

Soul showcase event with appearances by Don-E and Christopher Ellis....More

Red Night Lights
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 18 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

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Re:Touch
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

The Rhythm Factory 18 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

Residents play deep and tech house....More

Black Boogie Presents
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th April 2014 

The Basing House 19 minutes walk from V & A Museum Of Childhood

House music from Youandewan, Rob Amboule, Ario and Nick Gabriel....More

 
 
 
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