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Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Road 
London E1 1BU


Idea Store Whitechapel - the borough's flagship library, learning and information service - opened on Thursday 22 September 2005. The store offers the fullest range of services:

  • A large collection of books, CDs and DVDs
  • An extensive range of newspapers and magazines
  • A children's library
  • A cafe
  • Free Internet access
  • A range of state-of-the-art learning spaces and classrooms
  • Specialist space for teaching dance

Click here for information about fees and charges for library services in the store.

Opening Times

Monday - Thursday 9am to 9pm
Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday 11am to 5pm




Getting There

The store is situated in front of Sainsbury's. 
map of the area

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