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Opening Times

Idea Stores

  • Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm
  • Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm

Idea Store Bow 10am – 4pm
Idea Store Canary Wharf 12pm – 6pm
Idea Store Chrisp Street 10am – 4pm
Idea Store Whitechapel 11am – 5pm


  • Monday – Wednesday 10am – 6pm
  • Thursday 10am – 8pm
  • Friday 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm

Christmas 2018 Opening Hours

Idea Store Bow, Idea Store Canary Wharf, Idea Store Watney Market, Bethnal Green Library and Cubitt Town Library will be closed from 1pm on Monday 24 December 2018 to Tuesday 1 January 2019 included.

Idea Store Chrisp Street and Whitechapel:

Monday 24 December
9:00am - 1:00pm

Tuesday 25 and 26 December

Thursday 27 - Saturday 29 January

Sunday 30 December
10:00am - 4:00pm (Idea Store Chrisp Street)
11:00am - 5:00pm (Idea Store Whitechapel)

Monday 31 December 2018
9:00am - 1:00pm

All Idea Stores and Libraries will be open as usual from Wednesday 2 January 2019

Local History Library & Archives

  • Monday and Friday Closed
  • Tuesday 10am - 5pm
  • Wednesday 9am - 5pm
  • Thursday 9am - 8pm
  • Saturday 9am - 5pm [First and Third Saturday of the month only]

View the Local History & Archives Christmas Opening Hours

Idea Store Bow
1 Gladstone Place,
Roman Road, Bow,
London E3 5ES 

Idea Store Canary Wharf
Churchill Place 
London E14 5RB

Idea Store Chrisp Street
1 Vesey Path
East India Dock Road 
London E14 6BT 

Idea Store Watney Market
260 Commercial Road
London E1 2FB 

Idea Store Whitechapel
321 Whitechapel Road 
London E1 1BU

Bethnal Green Library
Cambridge Heath Road 
London E2 0HL

Cubitt Town Library
Strattondale Street 
London E14 3HG

Tower Hamlets Local History Library
and Archives

277 Bancroft Road,
London E1 4DQ