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Idea Store Bow

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


Opening Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm
  • Friday 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 9am – 5pm
  • Sunday 11am – 3pm

We are pleased to inform you that the Children’s Library and the Adult Library refurbishments at Idea Store Bow have now been completed.  We are preparing to open both areas from Monday 9th May. 

Refurbishments of Learning Lab 1 and the Surfing space will commence on Tuesday 10th May and are scheduled to be completed within 6 weeks.  Whilst the works are being carried out there will be no computers and printing facilities available other than the Digital Hub computers, which will be available on a first-come basis for one hour only.  If you need to use a computer for longer please visit one of the other Idea Stores/Libraries.

Thank you for your patience.

Keeping safe:

We're returning to normal service, however, to protect our staff and visitors we encourage face coverings to be worn when entering and moving around our buildings, and in lifts.

Visitors are encouraged to wear a face-covering and maintain social distancing when attending any of our events and activities. 

Please respect those around you and wear a face covering.

Using a computer in Idea Stores

Want to get online? Discover more about using a computer in Idea Stores.

Digital Hub computers are available at all Idea Stores to access Council’s services

Getting There

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By public transport

Nearest tube: Mile End.  Cross Bow Road and walk up Coborn Road, then right up Tredegar Road, left up St Stephen’s Road, and right onto the Roman Road.
Nearest DLR: Bow Church.  Cross Bow Road, turn right, then left up Fairfield Road.  At the end, turn left onto Tredegar Road, right onto Parnell Road, and left onto the Roman Road.
By car

On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, the eastern end of the Roman Road is closed to traffic, due to the market.  On these days, approach from Tredegar Road, Cardigan Road and Anglo Road.

On non-market days, enter the one-way section of the Roman Road from Parnell Road, and park in one of the pay and display bays.

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