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Visitor Information

We are working hard to keep our services running in these unprecedented times, while making sure we incorporate all government guidance to help protect our visitors and staff.

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives is currently closed until further notice. We are still working behind the scenes, and you can email us directly at While staff will have limited access to the collections at this time, we will do whatever we can to answer your queries.

In the meantime, you can see our what's on page for our program of online events, and our free online resources for material you can access from home. To keep updated and be the first to hear about our future plans for reopening, subscribe to our newsletter.

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ
Phone: 020 7364 1290




Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives were awarded Accreditation in March 2018.