Idea Store - Idea Store Watney Market

Idea Store Watney Market

260 Commercial Road
London E1 2FB 
Tel: 020 7364 4332
email: ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Idea Store Watney Market, which opened on Tuesday 14 May 2013, is based on three floors and offers a wide range of services.

The £4.5 million Idea Store was jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Tower Hamlets Council and includes an integrated One Stop Shop, where residents can access council services. It  also provides adult, youth and children's library services complemented by a ground-floor space which hosts a range of community facilities, including advice on council and health services.

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

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

 

Getting There

map of the area

By public transport

Nearest DLR: Shadwell: Follow the signs to Watney Street Market from the station's entrance, as Watney Street turns to the right, continue straight on through the pedestrianised area until you reach Commercial Road. On your left is the entrance to the Idea Store Watney Market.

Nearest Overgound: Shadwell: Take the exit for Shadwell DLR station, turn left onto Watney Street, as Watney Street turns to the right, continue straight on through the pedestrianised area until you reach Commercial Road. On your left is the entrance to the Idea Store Watney Market.

Bus routes

135, D3, 100, 339

By bike

For cyclists with their own bike, there are cycle racks in Watney Market. 
Barclays cycle hire docking stations available at:

Cycle Superhighways CS2 and CS3 nearbyBy public transport

By car

There are a limited number of pay and display parking spaces in the surrounding roads as well as parking spaces for Tower Hamlets resident's permit holders.