Migration Museum & Newham Shop Story Trail

Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Free
  • All Ages
John & Vivian, Newham Bookshop © Keith Martin for the Migration Museum

Throughout its history many people have settled in Newham and shaped the area. From booksellers to dressmakers, shopkeepers to café owners explore Newham’s outstanding businesses and their migration stories. Join us in celebrating the local heroes who have found new ways to keep the local community running throughout the pandemic.

On the trail you will hear stories from local business owners Mohammed, John, Vivian and Kate, as they share their stories of Newham, and how they came to run their businesses in the area.

This is a self-guided mini trail, beginning at Newham Bookshop. The walk takes around 30 minutes without stops, but we encourage you to spend time, browse the shops, grab some food, and perhaps share your own migration story too.

If you don’t want to visit all the shops in one day, you can use our map to create your own route.

Don’t forget to tag us @MigrationMuseumUK on Instagram, and @MigrationUK on Twitter with your photographs of the walk!




How to Attend

Pick up your free guide from Newham Bookshop’s front desk throughout May, 10am – 5pm May Tuesday – Sunday

743-745 Barking Road, London E13 9ER

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1 - 31 May 2021