Also in the Area

Here is a handy list we’ve made of all the exciting stuff in the area near to the museum, so check them out after your visit! (We have not received any promotional fees for including these listings)

  • Moo Canoes Moo Canoes, Mile End – Fancy a trip down the canal? Well with Moo Canoes you can. Hire a kayak or a canoe for either a two hour slot or a four hour slot and enjoy a nice peaceful cruise around the Limehouse basin and up through Regents Canal.
  • Tower Of London Tower Of London, City Of London –  The iconic Tower of London is a must see for any visitor to the area as it offers a glimpse into the interesting, varied and sometimes dark history of the Tower and it’s inhabitants. Top things to see, the Ravens and their intriguing legend and the Crown Jewels ...
  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Stratford –  Home of the 2012 Olympic Games, this beautiful parkland is full of exciting things to see and do such as several different trails through the park, including the 2012 trail which allows you to follow the Olympic games! Head up the ArcelorMittal Orbit for a view of London from ...
  • Whitechapel Bell Foundry Whitechapel Bell Foundry, Whitechapel – See where the school’s bell was made alongside Big Ben’s in the bell foundry.The Foundry is Britain’s oldest manufacturing company being just over 400 years old and making it an important historical landmark in London. Visits are by tours only on Saturdays at several different times throughout the day.
  • Whitechapel Gallery Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel – An exciting gallery with Artists such as Pablo Picasso and Frida Kahlo being shown there. The Gallery has exhibitions on all the time from a variety of different artists and different styles, and is an important part of the London art scene is continually helping the growth of emerging artists. Entrance ...
  • Sutton House Sutton House, Hackney – A beautiful Tudor house in the middle of Hackney built by a courtier of Henry VIII, Sir Ralph Sadleir. The house itself contains much of the original Tudor fittings, despite alterations made by the following residence. A must see for history buffs who want to see a piece of the Tudor ...
  • Three Mills Green Three Mills Green Stratford – Wonderful green space with three historic mills dating from the Saxon era. It is also the site of the world’s largest tide mill along with a grade II listed Clock Mill and a reconstructed Miller’s house. Something which is great for the children is The Wild Kingdom, an adventure playground ...
  • Stepney City Farm We love our local farm! Just down the road from the Museum is Stepney City Farm, which is chock full of our four-legged and feathered friends. They always have loads going on, so why not check out their website and combine them with a visit to us – a great day out! Open 10 to 4pm, ...
  • V&A Museum of Childhood V&A Museum of Childhood, Bethnal Green – great place to visit for a comprehensive tour through the history of English childhood. Some beautiful and fascinating children’s clothes, toys and games and special exhibitions about childhood on display. Just next to the tube at Bethnal Green.
  • Museum Of London Docklands Museum of London Docklands, Canary Wharf – gives a brilliant overview of the important role the River and the Docks area has had on the development of London.  Also has a reconstruction of Victorian Wapping and shows what life was like in the Docklands. Has a great under 5’s area. Easy to get to by bus, ...