Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ
Phone: 020 7364 1290
Anyone may visit our exhibitions without registering.
We welcome people to our reading room who wish to use our unique heritage collections for their personal research. If you do not intend to use our collections, please visit an Idea Store or Library instead. Unfortunately we do not have the capacity to accommodate independent study.
You will need to register on your first visit. Please bring a form of ID providing proof of your permanent address. You will also be asked to fill in a registration form. If you like, you can complete the form in advance by downloading it here and bringing it with you on your visit.
The Reading Room is located on the first floor, accessible via lift or stairs.
|Monday||9am - 5pm (Open for exhibition only)|
|Tuesday||10am - 5pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 5pm|
|Thursday||9am - 8pm|
|Friday||9am - 5pm (Open for exhibition only)|
|Saturday*||9am - 5pm|
*First and Third Saturday of the month only
Please note that we will be closed from Monday 9th to Friday 13th December 2019 for our biannual stocktake. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.
By public transport
Nearest tube: Stepney Green
Bus Routes: 25, along Mile End Road
There are a limited number of pay and display parking spaces in the surrounding roads as well as parking spaces for Tower Hamlets resident's permit holders.
We have a Ground Floor Education Room. For further information visit the Local History Library Room Hire web page.
Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives were awarded Accreditation in March 2018.