A humble gem in a cultural hub

East London is an area in a constant state of reincarnation. But despite the closing of the clubs, rising rent prices and creatives being pushed out of the capital, Kingsland Road and the surrounding areas remain a booming hub of British culture. A cultural cacophony like no other with screaming graffiti and banging nightlife. Look around for a short time and you’ll notice that it’s a struggle to avoid discovering something inspiring.

What you might not notice is a humble museum, sat quietly on the south side of the road as you arrive at Shoreditch. Head south, look to the left, and hidden behind a guarding row of bushes you’ll find The Geffrye Museum – an over-a-century-old institution that’s survived all the reincarnations of its locale, to provide visitors with an historic view of local lifestyle.

We took a trip down to Shoreditch to find out more. Take a look inside…

As you travel through the museum you’re guided through period rooms dating way back to the 1600s…



…through the past century…


…all the way up to the 1990s.



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