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Opening Times

Christmas 2019 Opening Hours

All Idea Stores and Libraries (excluding Local History)

Tuesday 24 December 9:00am-1:00pm (All Idea Stores)
  10:00am-1:00pm (Libraries)

Idea Store Whitechapel and Idea Store Chrisp Street only:

Wednesday 25 December CLOSED
Thursday 26 December CLOSED
Friday 27 December 9:00am - 5:00pm
Satuday 28 December 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 29 December 10:00am - 4:00pm (Idea Store Chrisp Street)
  11:00am - 5:00pm (Idea Store Whitechapel)
Monday 30 December 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday 31 December 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wednesday 1 January CLOSED

Idea Store Bow, Idea Store Canary Wharf, Idea Store Watney Market, Bethnal Green Library and Cubitt Town Library closed from Wednesday 25 December to Wednesday 1 January 2020 included

All Idea Stores and Libraries

Thursday 2 January

Back to normal opening hours


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


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]

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