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Tower Hamlets Local History Libary and Archives stocks a wide range of excellent books, attractive maps and postcards for sale. You can purchase these onsite during your visit or order them via post.

 

How to order

  • Contact us via email at localhistory@towerhamlets.gov.uk to check that items are in stock and prices remain unaltered. You can also call us on 020 7364 1290 during our opening hours or write to us at Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, 277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ.
  • Tell us which title(s) you would like to purchase and the number of copies required. The largest number of items that can be sent by post is five per order, and all postal orders are subject to postage and packaging fees.
  • Make your payment by credit or debit card over the phone. You can also send a cheque in pounds sterling made payable to the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Make sure to write your address on the back of the cheque.
  • Your items will be posted to you on receipt of payment.

 

 

After You've Gone [catalogue for the Alan Dein exhibition]
by Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives]

£1.00

All My Yesterdays
by Patrick Hanshaw

£1.99

Anglican Church on the Isle of Dogs 1854-2004
by Eve Hostettler

£4.99

Annual Hop London to Kent
by Hilary Heffernan

£12.99

Battle for the East End: Jewish Responses to Fascism in the 1930s
by David Rosenberg

£9.99

The Battle of Brick Lane 1978
by A.K. Azad Konor

£7.99

Bengalis in London’s East End
by Ansar Ahmed Ullah and John Eversley

£14.99

Bethnal Green
by Gary Haines

£11.99

A Bethnal Green Memoir: Recollections Of Life In The 1930S-1950s
by Derek Houghton

£14.99

Black Londoners 1880-1990
by Susan Okokon

£9.99

Black Londoners: A History
by Susan Okokon

£9.99

Bow and Bromley-by-Bow
by Gary Haines

£12.99

Cable ; No. 15
The Jewish East End Celebration Society

£3.95

Captain Bligh in Wapping 1785-1790
by Madge Darby and John Douglas Tarby

£7.00

A Child's History of the Isle of Dogs: Migration Continuity and Change
by Eve Hostettler and Philippa Dodds

£1.00

Columbia Road (East London Photo Stories 7)
by Johanna Neurath

£12.99

A Corner In The Kingdom Of God : an account of some persons and things in St. Mark’s, Whitechapel   
by Revd. Charles Voysey

£3.99

Couldn’t Afford the Eels: Memories of Wapping 1900-1960
by Martha Leigh

£12.99

Doreen Fletcher: Paintings
by The Gentle Author

£20.00

The East End At War
by Rosemary Taylor and Christopher Lloyd

£9.99

East End Past
by Richard Tames

£15.95

An East End Story: A Tale of Friendship
by Alfred Gardner

£1.99

East End Vernacular: Artists Who Painted London's East End Streets in the 20th Century
by the Gentle Author

£20.00

East London Record ; No.10

£1.50

East London Record ; No.11

£1.80

East London Record ; No.12

£1.90

East London Record ; No.13

£1.80

East London Record ; No.14

£2.10

East London Record ; No.15

£2.25

East London Record ; No.16

£2.25

East London Record ; No.17

£2.50

East London Record ; No.18

£2.50

East London Record ; No.19

£2.75

East London Record ; No.6

£0.95

East London Record ; No.7

£0.95

East London Record ; No.8

£1.15

East London Record ; No.9

£1.30

East London Suffragettes
by Rosemary Taylor

£9.99

Good Morning, Brothers!
by Jack Dash

£0.99

The Hamlets and The Tower: One Thousand Years of Tower Hamlets History
by Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

£1.00

In Letters of Gold: Story of Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Federation of the
Suffragettes in Bow

by Rosemary Taylor

£4.95

Jewish Lives: Britain 1750-1950
by Melody Amsel-Arieli

£12.99

Judge Jeffreys and the Ivy Case
by Madge Darby

£0.50

The Little Book of the East End
by Dee Gordon

£9.99

London's East End: A 1960s Album
by Steve Lewis

£14.99

London's East End: A Guide for Family and Local Historians
by Jonathan Oates

£11.99

London's Sailortown 1600-1800
by Derek Morris and Ken Cozens

£12.60

Minnie Lansbury: Suffragette, Socialist, Rebel Councillor
by Janine Booth

£12.99

Never Again: Rock Against Racism & The Anti-Nazi League 1976-82
by David Renton

£15.00

A pictorial history of Victoria Park, London E3: Illustrated with Postcards and
Contemporary Photographs

by Philip Mernick

£4.99

Piety and Piracy: The History of Wapping and St. Katherine's
by Madge Darby

£9.95

The Poplars: What life was like on the WesternFront in the First World War as experienced
by the 1/17th London [ Poplar & Stepney ] Battalion, the East End Regiment

by Ron Wilcox

£7.50

Power Writers: Discovering and Celebrating Five African Writers
by Phillis Wheatley, Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, John Marrant, Olaudah Equiano,
Quobna Ottobah Cugoano

£1.00

Rebel Footprints: a guide to uncovering London’s radical history
by David Rosenberg

£12.99

The Romance of Bethnal Green
by Cathy Ross

£9.99

Secret Whitechapel
by Louis Berk and Rachel Kolsky

£14.99

Seven Parishioners of Stratford Bow
by Michael Peet

£5.00

Spitalfields Life: In the midst of life I woke to find myself living in an old house beside
Brick Lane in the East End of London

by The Gentle Author

£10.00

Stepney in Peace and War: The Paintings of Rose L. Henriques
by Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

£1.00

Streets of London: The Booth Notebooks – East
by Jess Steele and Mike Steele

£12.00

The East End In Colour 1960-1980
by David Granick

£15.00

The East End In Colour 1980-1990
by Tim Brown

£15.00

Through the door: New Poetry from London's Archives.
by Archives for London

£2.50

• Tower Hamlets Bangladeshi Politicians Reference Book
by Mayar Akash

£9.99

The Tower Hamlets Connection: A Biographical Guide
by Harold Finch

£3.99

Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors: A National Archives Guide
by Guy Grannum

£15.00

Tracing Your East End Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
by Jane Cox

£14.99

Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
by Kathy Chater

£12.99

Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians
by Chris Paton

£12.99

Tracing Your Jewish Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians
by Rosemary Wenzerul

£12.99

Voices of Stepney
by Dee Gordon

£12.99

Walks in Dickens London: Discover London’s Docklands
by Sue Gane

£1.00

Watch Your Fingers
by Alfred Gardner

£5.00

Whitechapel 1600-1800: A Social History of an Early Modern London Inner Suburb
by Derek Morris

£12.60

 

 

Maps

Coloured maps (boroughwide)

- Laurie and Whittle's New Plan of London with its Environs 1809-10
- Laurie and Whittle's New Map of London with its Environs, including the recent improvements 1819
- Cruchley's New Plan of London to 1839
- Cross's New Plan of London 1847
Price: £1.95 each

Stepney Map 1703

- Gascoyne's map of Stepney 1703 [printed 1755]
Price: £4.00

   

Godfrey Map

map cover

Godfrey's reproductions of Ordnance Survey maps
- Aldgate [1873-1894, double-sided map]
- Bermondsey and Wapping [1872; 1894; 1914]
- Bethnal Green and Bow [1870; 1894; 1914]
- Bow, Bromley and West Ham [1867; 1893; 1914]
- Deptford North [1868; 1894]
- Greenwich [1894]
- Greenwich and Isle of Dogs [1867; 1913]
- Hackney [1870; 1893; 1914]
- Poplar [1894; 1914]
- Poplar and Canning Town [1867]
- Rotherhithe [1868; 1894; 1914]
- Shoreditch [1872; 1893; 1914]
- Stepney and Limehouse [1870; 1894; 1914]
- The Tower and St. Katharine’s Docks [1873-1894, double-sided map]
- The Tower and St. Katharine Docks [1873]
- West India Docks [1867; 1914]
- West India Docks and Greenwich Marshes [1894]
- Whitechapel, Spitalfields and The Bank [1873; 1894; 1913]
Price: £2.50 each

Posters, Prints and Cards

Postcard of Bethnal Green Public Library c 1922Postcard of Noel Gibson painting, Brick Lane, Whitechapel 1970Postcard of Wapping Station c 1910

The Huguenot Environment postcard set
Price: £2.00

Assorted colour and black and white postcards
Price: £0.50 each, or any 5 postcards for £2.00 

Roman Road Market poster by Jon George [abstract, in colour]. 
Price: £7.50. 

 

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives tote bags may also be purchased for £5.00 each.