Other places to visit in the area

Places of educational interest are listed according to distance from Centre of the Cell, starting with the nearest first. Click on the links provided to find out more about opening times, how to get to each venue and what you can expect to see and do when you get there.

The Royal London Museum

(0.1 km, nearest tube: Whitechapel and Aldgate East)

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Located in the former crypt of a late 19th century early English style church, The Royal London Hospital Museum is in three sections covering medicine in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. The museum collections include areas on Florence Nightingale, Dr Barnardo, medicine during the First and Second World Wars, and the NHS.

Whitechapel Bell Foundry

(0.6 km, nearest tube: Whitechapel and Aldgate East)

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Visit the oldest manufacturing company in Britain. Boasting over 500 years of history and spanning the reigns of 27 English Monarchs, Whitechapel Bell Foundry’s famous bells include the original Liberty Bell (1752) and Big Ben (1858).

Idea Store

(0.8 km, nearest tube: Whitechapel)

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Drop in and discover exciting new ways to help your students make the most of their local community learning resources.

Whitechapel Art Gallery

(1.4 km, nearest tube: Aldgate East)

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Enhance your students’ visual and creative skills and develop their understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art. Whitechapel Art Gallery provides downloadable primary and secondary school teacher’s packs, designed by teachers, for each exhibition.

Spitalfields City Farm

(1.6 km, nearest tube: Shoreditch)

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Take a visit to the countryside without leaving London! Key Stage 1, 2 and Secondary School students can look forward to an exciting learning experience, linking farm resources to subjects across the curriculum.

V&A Museum of Childhood

(1.8 km, nearest tube: Bethnal Green)

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Experience a self-guided tour or a teaching session, designed with National Curriculum and QCA requirements in mind, on this unique collection of toys and other childhood objects.

Rich Mix

(1.9 km, nearest tube: Liverpool Street)

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Your students will find out all about the creative industries, in this new cultural centre in Bethnal Green.

Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activity Centre

(1.9 km, nearest tube: Shadwell and Wapping)

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The seven acres of the Basin and slipway access to the broad, fast moving water of the River Thames present the ideal water conditions to provide both safety and adventure from beginner to expert. The activities provided include: sailing, canoeing, kayaking, high ropes, orienteering, sub aqua, climbing, camping, dragon boating, bell boating and powerboating.

Ragged School Museum

(2.6 km, nearest tube: Mile End and Stepney Green)

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Let your students experience life in a Victorian classroom first hand, in what was once the largest free school for poor or ‘ragged’ children ran by Dr. Barnardo from 1877 -1908. The Museum also offers displays on local history, industry and life in the East End.

Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park (Soanes Centre)

(2.9 km, nearest tube: Mile End)

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Only a five minute walk from Mile End tube, this stunning, 30 acre nature reserve offers primary and secondary school science, technology and mathematics workshops in the Soanes Centre, just inside the main entrance to the park.

The Lea River Trust, Mile End Park

(2.9 km, nearest tube: Mile End)

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The Lea River Trust offers a range of ecology and the environment related educational activities for schools, every Monday to Wednesday, in the Ecology Centre at Mile End Park.

Museum in Docklands

(3.7 km, nearest tube: Canary Wharf, nearest DLR: West India Quay)

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Discover how events and developments in Docklands have shaped London and the world beyond. Whether you are looking for lectures, drama, curriculum studies, shared family learning activities or learning through play for very young visitors you will find something for you.