School of Geography

Bethnal Green and Victoria Park

The V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.

Bethnal Green is home to the V&A Museum of Childhood, another cultural institution with which we have close links, and which contains the largest collection of childhood objects in the UK, offering a unique insight into the cultural history of childhood since the 1600s. Close to Bethnal Green and a five-minute walk along the Regent’s Canal from the Mile End campus is the beautiful and historic Victoria Park. Often known as the People’s Park, in the summer it hosts concerts and music festivals.