Exhibition Preview: East at Getty Images Gallery at Westfield Stratford City

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Exhibition Preview: East at Getty Images Gallery at Westfield Stratford City
Back Garden Cabaret: Two young ballet dancers, Violet Hutchinson aged 8, and Betty Putt aged 7, rehearsing in a back garden in Poplar, east London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Back Garden Cabaret: Two young ballet dancers, Violet Hutchinson aged 8, and Betty Putt aged 7, rehearsing in a back garden in Poplar, east London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Turnip Eater: 5 July 1912: A young boy makes a meal from a turnip picked up from the road in London's East End. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Turnip Eater: 5 July 1912: A young boy makes a meal from a turnip picked up from the road in London's East End. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Street Cleaning: Residents at Morpeth Street, in London's East End, cleaning their street for a party to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Original Publication: Picture Post - Cockneys' Own Party - pub. 1953 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Getty Images)
Street Cleaning: Residents at Morpeth Street, in London's East End, cleaning their street for a party to celebrate the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Original Publication: Picture Post - Cockneys' Own Party - pub. 1953 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Getty Images)
Grannies' Holiday: 14 July 1933: Ninety grandmothers from the East End of London set off from Tidal Basin on their annual outing to Walton, Essex, organised by the Victoria Dock Mission (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Grannies' Holiday: 14 July 1933: Ninety grandmothers from the East End of London set off from Tidal Basin on their annual outing to Walton, Essex, organised by the Victoria Dock Mission (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Jewish Girl: 12 April 1954: A young Jewish girl in Whitechapel, in London's East End. Original Publication: Picture Post - Passover Story - Whitechapel's Jews - pub. 1952 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Getty Images)
Jewish Girl: 12 April 1954: A young Jewish girl in Whitechapel, in London's East End. Original Publication: Picture Post - Passover Story - Whitechapel's Jews - pub. 1952 (Photo by John Chillingworth/Picture Post/Getty Images)
Dominion Monarch: The 26,263 ton Shaw Savill liner Dominion Monarch dwarfs the surrounding houses in Saville Road from her dry dock at the King George V docks in London's Silvertown (Photo by Harry Todd/Getty Images)
Dominion Monarch: The 26,263 ton Shaw Savill liner Dominion Monarch dwarfs the surrounding houses in Saville Road from her dry dock at the King George V docks in London's Silvertown (Photo by Harry Todd/Getty Images)
Bobby's Fans: 1 August 1962: West Ham and England captain, Bobby Moore, being photographed by young fans during a break in a training session (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
Bobby's Fans: 1 August 1962: West Ham and England captain, Bobby Moore, being photographed by young fans during a break in a training session (Photo by Douglas Miller/Keystone/Getty Images)
Soccer Eclipse: 4 April 1936: Spectators at Upton Park to see the football match between West Ham United and Aston Villa take a moment to view the eclipse of the sun during play (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Soccer Eclipse: 4 April 1936: Spectators at Upton Park to see the football match between West Ham United and Aston Villa take a moment to view the eclipse of the sun during play (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)
Royal Blitz Visit: 23 April 1941: King George VI (1895-1952) and Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002) meeting air raid victims in the East End of London (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
Royal Blitz Visit: 23 April 1941: King George VI (1895-1952) and Queen Elizabeth (1900-2002) meeting air raid victims in the East End of London (Photo by Central Press/Getty Images)
London Pearlies: 1955: Pearly Kings and Queens or East End costermongers in their traditional suits covered with pearl buttons (Photo by Peter Purdy/BIPs/Getty Images)
London Pearlies: 1955: Pearly Kings and Queens or East End costermongers in their traditional suits covered with pearl buttons (Photo by Peter Purdy/BIPs/Getty Images)
My Pet Foal: 21 May 1936: Mr Ogles of Poplar, east London, exercising his 9 week old pet foal called Ogles (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
My Pet Foal: 21 May 1936: Mr Ogles of Poplar, east London, exercising his 9 week old pet foal called Ogles (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Balancing Act: 16 August 1952: In the field outside his house in Plaistow, East London, 62-year-old railway worker Mo Harris balances a bicycle on top of a broom on his chin, watched by a couple of incredulous youngsters. Harris is known as "the chin-up boy of Stratford" (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Balancing Act: 16 August 1952: In the field outside his house in Plaistow, East London, 62-year-old railway worker Mo Harris balances a bicycle on top of a broom on his chin, watched by a couple of incredulous youngsters. Harris is known as "the chin-up boy of Stratford" (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Shopping or art exhibition… Exhibition or shopping? If, like us, you often ponder these two options at the start of a weekend, you'll be pleased to hear you can do both this month, at the Westfield in Stratford.

The exhibition, called East, is being held at the Getty Images Gallery at Westfield Stratford City from this Friday. The pop-up gallery on The Street (where do they come up with these names?) will be showing Getty Images' archive collections of great photos of the East End and its residents.

East features candid photos from the past 100 years, including some classic Pearlies from 1955; a real King and Queen's visit to east London during the Blitz; and lots of children seemingly auditioning for roles as either cherubs or urchins. It's quite a collection.

Images from the show will be available to buy throughout the exhibition: prices start from £65.

Getty Images East Exhibition is at the Getty Images Gallery, Unit 1119, The Street, Westfield Stratford City, Great Eastern Road, E20 from 10 February until 18 March. Entrance is free. The subsequent shopping spree may not be.

Last Updated 08 February 2012