Genesis Cinema  

 
 
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93-95 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, Whitechapel, London E1 4UJ
 
 
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Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema is now a hub for local hipsters, with five screens, a bar, coffee shop and gallery, as well as unbelievably cheap tickets. Designed by a team who develop film sets, it's an attractive setting and the café serves tempting treats such as crodoughs from nearby bakery Rinkoffs. The standard screens aren't the comfiest but with tickets much cheaper than big chain cinemas - adult prices start at just £4 - who's complaining? There's also the option to book in at the plush Studio 5, which boasts comfy sofas and armchairs, footstalls, blankets and a drinks service. Prices for the studio start at as little as £8.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Whitechapel Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
18 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
18 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £55  23% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 11 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £100  26% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 13 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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
 
 
 
Grange Tower Bridge Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £80  40% off
45 Prescot Street, E1 | 22 minutes from Genesis Cinema
The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel combines luxury accommodation and events facilities, making it a great choice for your stay whether it's business or leisure oriented. Within ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Cinemas nearest Genesis Cinema

Nearest to Genesis Cinema
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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 18 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
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Rich Mix Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 19 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Located in one of London's most thriving and art-driven communities Rich Mix does exactly what it says on the tin, presenting visitors of different interests with ... More
 
 
 
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Hackney Picturehouse
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
270 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 | 31 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Picturehouse Cinemas, who run the popular Greenwich Picturehouse and Clapham Picturehouse opened the Hackney Picturehouse on Mare Street in October 2011 which features the biggest ... More
 
 
 
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 8 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 8 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Troxy
London > Entertainment > Live Music
490 Commercial Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 13 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Writing Historical Fiction With Anna James
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 2nd March 2019 - 10am-4pm
Genesis Cinema, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Literary & Education, Writing Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Write What You Don't Know: Crafting Fiction Beyond Personal Experience With Maria Thomas
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 14th March 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Genesis Cinema, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Literary & Education, Writing Workshop....More
 
 
 
London Writers Network Applying For Creative Writing Funding
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Wednesday 20th March 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Genesis Cinema, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Literary & Education, Writing Workshop....More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Genesis Cinema
More than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history ... More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Spitalfields City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 11 minutes from Genesis Cinema
There's loads to do at the 1.3 acre Spitalfields City Farm. Come and meet Bayleaf the donkey and Bentley the goat - just a few of ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near Genesis Cinema

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The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 13 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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King & Queen of Bethnal Green
London > Shopping > Clothing
41 Temple Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 15 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Foxcroft & Ginger, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69-89 Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Genesis Cinema
With their Soho branch now successfully established, Foxcroft & Ginger have brought their sourdough pizzas and homemade cakes to Whitechapel. Situated on Mile End Road, between ... More
 
 
 
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Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
27A Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 3 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Soho House have brought two of their projects together under one roof, creating Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel. The industrial-style 60-seat restaurant, which extends to ... More
 
 
 
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Chiringuito
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
Museum Gardens, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Azure mosaic tiles and a peseta-topped bar set the tone for this Spanish restaurant overlooking the Museum of ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 10 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 21 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 25 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 12 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 12 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 | 16 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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 Genesis Cinema.
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 10 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Genesis Cinema clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Star Of Bethnal Green
London > Nightlife > Bars
359 Bethnal Green Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Opened in 2008, The Star of Bethnal Green has been a landmark of the London pub scene for a ... More
 
 
 
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The Pickle Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
13-14 The Oval, E2 | 17 minutes from Genesis Cinema
Directly opposite Oval Space and run by the same team, The Pickle Factory hosts shows, bands and club ... More
 
 
 
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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 17 minutes from Genesis Cinema
We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind ... More
 
 
 
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Meeting venue hire near Genesis Cinema

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Genesis Cinema.
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Bistrotheque
London > Business > Venue Hire
23-27 Wadeson Street, Hackney, London E2 | 18 minutes from Genesis Cinema
... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 18 minutes from Genesis Cinema
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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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 20 minutes from Genesis Cinema
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
 

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Saturday Night At The Backyard Comedy Club
Comedy | On 16th February 2019 

Backyard Bar & Kitchen 8 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

A Pirate's Life For Me
Exhibitions | Until 21st April 2019 

V & A Museum of Childhood 9 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

An immersive exhibition which focuses on fictional pirates and their influence in popular culture, with key loans and objects from ...More

The Murder Express
The Murder Express
Foodie Events | Until 31st March 2019 

Arch 63 Pedley Street 11 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Back for a return journey in 2019, The Murder Express departs from Pedley Street Station from 11th January. The immersive ...More

 
Douchebag - Valendouche
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th February 2019 

The Star Of Bethnal Green 12 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Presenting Mikey XCX & Laurence Del Rey spinning twisted pop, wonky synth & red-hot remixes for a friendly, sweaty crowd ...More

Wimp - Blitz
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 16th February 2019 

Bethnal Green Working Men's Club 13 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

A homage to the Blitz kids and Gawgeous magazine....More

Party Like Gatsby
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th February 2019 

Troxy 13 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Live performers, music and DJs with a strictly enforced Roaring Twenties dress code....More

Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen: Bad Mantra
Exhibitions | Until 24th February 2019 

Matt's Gallery 13 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Exhibitions & Art, Installation....More

Strazzanti: Sicilian Supper Club
Strazzanti: Sicilian Supper Club
Exhibitions | Until 16th February 2019 

Hackney Coffee Company 16 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Be transported to the romantic Sicilian hillsides as Strazzanti, the supper club founded by Emilia Strazzanti, brings almond blossom season ...More

 
Sadar Bahar
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 16th February 2019 

Oval Space 16 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

Chicago's funk, soul and disco maven hosts a party featuring African rhythms from Awesome Tapes, Zanzibar native Mim Suleiman, Brazilian ...More

Sophia Al-Maria: BCE
Exhibitions | Until 28th April 2019 

Whitechapel Gallery 18 minutes walk from Genesis Cinema

The artist draws on a year of performances and readings, her audio-visual display centres around two creation myths: one from ...More

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