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Idea Store Canary Wharf

Churchill Place 
London E14 5RB


In line with Government advice, The Idea Stores and libraries are closed untill further notice.

  • All learning courses are now closed for this term. The summer term is currently planned to run as normal but this is subject to change.

Fines and renewals
Please do not worry about any fines during this period – we will not be collecting any charges for late return and books will be automatically renewed until 30 April.

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Idea Store Canary Wharf - the borough's 4th Idea Store opened on Thursday 16 March 2006. The Store offers free internet access, courses and events for every age and interest, thousands of books for loan, and CDs and DVDs for hire.

There’s also a digital hub, where residents can get support using the council’s online services. There’s access to free Wi-Fi, computers and scanners, and staff on hand to help. 

Click here for information about fees and charges for library services in the store

Opening times

Monday - Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm







Getting There

Churchill Place is the new mall to the east of the estate, at the foot of the Barclays tower.

Follow the signs from inside the main mall outside Waitrose, or use the lift opposite the Barclays tower.

Map of the area
By public transport

Nearest DLR: Canary Wharf, then follow the signs to Churchill Place. 
Nearest tube: Canary Wharf, then follow the signs to Churchill Place.
Bus routes

D3, D7, D8, 277
Pocket retail map of Canary Wharf Estate in PDF format