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Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Road 
London E1 1BU

email: ideastore@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Opening Hours:

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


Keeping safe:

We are aiming to resume normal services, this will be done over the coming weeks in phased stages.
Currently all staff will be wearing face coverings and we encourage customers to wear them too. Where social distancing is not possible to carry out transactions with staff you will be required to wear a face covering.

What you can expect:

You can:

  • browse books on the shelves
  • read in reading areas
  • use the self-service machines for issuing and returning items
  • use PCs in the Surfing Space (public internet) and the Digital Hub (online access to council services)
  • print from public PCs 
  • use study areas
  • collect recycling bags
  • recycle small electrical items
  • collect lateral flow testing kits (Idea Stores Bow and Whitechapel)


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

The store is situated in front of Sainsbury's. 
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By public transport

Nearest Underground station: Whitechapel. Turn right out of Whitechapel station on to Court Street, then left on to Whitechapel Road, the Idea Store is on your left.

Bus routes

25, 106, 205, 254

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