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Idea Store Bow

Idea Store Bow

Opening hours

Normal opening hours in operation.

Standard opening hours
Monday9am – 9pm
Tuesday9am – 9pm
Wednesday9am – 9pm
Thursday9am – 9pm
Friday9am – 6pm
Saturday9am – 5pm
Sunday11am – 3pm
inside idea store bow

Children's Events and Activities

Story Time

Rhymes, stories and fun for babies and children up to 5 years old, plus time to choose your favourite books! Story Time takes place at all Idea Stores and Libraries

Monday to Saturday, 10.30 - 11am

Homework Club

Our staff will help you to find the answers. We use Britannica Online, which supports the curriculum for younger children and older students, as well as a host of other online and printed resources.

Thursdays, 4pm

Art Club

This weekly themed art club lets your creative side come alive!

Using paints, glue, glitter and lots of other items you can create something beautiful. Maybe a celebration card or a painting of winter or spring or just something crazy that you just want others to see!

Saturdays 3pm

Adult Events and Activities

Prime Time

Have an enjoyable and relaxing time, meet new and familiar friends, chat and enjoy a cup of tea.(For over 50s)

Tuesdays, 10 - 11.45am

Book Group

Discuss books with fellow readers at our informal, free monthly meetings. Discover what we're reading this month.

Every 1st Wednesday of the Month, 7pm

Play Reading Group

Join our new group reading a different play aloud together.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month 6.30pm

How to find us

1 Gladstone PlaceRoman RoadGreater LondonLondonE3 5ES

From Mile End station 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.

From Bow Church station 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.

Disabled access

Partial - most of Idea Store Bow is accessible (including our public toilets), with the exception of one study room. Please ask a member of staff if you require assistance or email in advance of your visit if you have any questions.