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The dilapidated frontage of this spectacularly haunting museum conceals 300 years of immigration and thousands of precious memories. Tucked away in Spitalfields, 19 Princelet Street provides a vivid insight into the history of settlers in Britain.

French Huguenots, the Irish, Jews, Bengalis and the people of Somalia have all found refuge within the rickety shell of this building. First occupied in 1719 by the French Ogier family, by 1869 Jewish settlers had built a cavernous synagogue in the garden.

‘Suitcases and Sanctuaries’ is the site specific exhibition that has been captured through the eyes of children. Actors, poets, artists and children from local schools were asked to contribute. Its creativity is fresh and loaded with honest meaning. A collection of piled up brown suitcases is possibly one of the most moving images.

Unfortunately, the building is too fragile to currently permanently welcome the public. However there are isolated, scheduled open days in the summer when visitors can cross the museum’s dusty threshold. To avoid disappointment, we recommend you contact the museum as soon as possible to enquire.


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196 Bishopsgate Serviced Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment † from £223† 37% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 9 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £149† 25% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 9 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
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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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
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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The Boiler House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The Old Truman Brewery's celebrated Old Boiler House, which dates back to the 1830s, a warehouse with spectacular soaring ceilings and houses the landmark Truman Chimney, ... More
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Dennis Severs' House
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
18 Folgate Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The brainchild of eccentric designer and performer, Dennis Severs' House at 18 Folgate Street captures, in a series of evocative snapshots, 18th century life as experienced ... More
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
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Former Shoreditch Underground Station
London > Attractions >
Pedley Street, off Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 4 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The former Shoreditch Underground Station closed in 2006, and while the rest of the line re-opened in 2010 as part of the London Overground network, poor ... More
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Electric Blue Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
64 Middlesex Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 5 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The Electric Blue Gallery gallery, co-owned by Jessica Tibbles and Olivier Bernay, opened in January 2009. By February, Wallpaper* magazine was calling the launch "a highlight ... More
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The London Coffee Festival
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Jul 2020
19 Princelet Street, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 2 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The four day London Coffee Festival returns for its 10th anniversary in 2020 with coffee, cocktails, music and art all linked to the theme of coffee. ...More
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Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary And Useful
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 14th July to 6th September 2020 - Various Times
19 Princelet Street, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 5 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The Portuguese artist creates monumental structures out of everyday materials such as cardboard, and repurposes domestic furnishings to create an evolving installation....More
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The Return Of The Spirit In Painting
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 14th July to 27th September 2020 - Various Times
19 Princelet Street, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 5 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Works by artists in a series of shows curated by Nicholas Serota after the landmark 1981 exhibition A New Spirit In Painting at the Royal Academy ...More
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
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Bishopsgate Institute
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
230 Bishopsgate, Spitalfields, London EC2M | 5 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Built in 1891-94 by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Bishopsgate Institute's facade has a theme of arts and crafts. Inside you will find 19th century tiling, a ... More
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Rich Mix Centre
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
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 ... More
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The Laundry Room
London > Shopping >
3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
The Laundry Room†presents its very first Christmas Pop-Up Shop, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2011 in east London.†Housed on the ground floor ... More
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Brick Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
Brick Lane Market is pure East End London, which means Jewish bagel shops, Bangladeshi curry houses, Indian sari silks - and Cockneys crying out their wares. ... More
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Absolute Vintage
London > Shopping > Clothing
15 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
A whole array of vintage handbags, dresses and belts are on offer at this specialist shop including more than a thousand pairs of shoes and boots. ... More
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Poppies
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
6-8 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
If you, like many other Londoners, are drawn in by the tempting smell of traditional fish and chips then be sure to visit Poppies in Spitalfields. ... More
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Sichuan-Folk Chinese Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
32 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
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Rosa's Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > Thai restaurants
12 Hanbury Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
Rosa's Spitalfields is where it all began. The first Rosa's Thai Cafe restaurant from husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore, opened here in June ... More
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 9 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 10 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
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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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 17 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
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L!FE Shoreditch
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 3 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
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London Shuffle Club
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4 Ebor Street, E1 | 7 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
After three years of pop ups in places like the Truman Brewery, the shuffleboard experts, the London Shuffle Club, have a permanent home in Shoreditch from ... More
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
After serving two queens and a king, surviving The Blitz and enjoying a period as a notorious strip club, The Crown and Shuttle sadly closed its ... More
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
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The White Horse
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
2 Exchange Square, Appold Street, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
A Geronimo Inns pub in the City, The White Horse gives city workers a bright, airy space to eat, drink and relax and its pub garden ... More
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, tucked away at the back of Ely's Yard, Juju's Bar and Stage ... More
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from 19 Princelet Street
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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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
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Andaz Liverpool Street
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40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 8 minutes from 19 Princelet Street
Housed in one of the great Victorian station hotels, this showstopper is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the glittering wit of Terrence Conran's ... More

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