Idea Store Whitechapel

 
 
ADDRESS
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 1BU
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Thu 9am-9pm, Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm
 

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Idea Store WhitechapelMore than a library, the Idea Store in Whitechapel brings together adult learning, training and meeting areas, as well as a focus on the local history of Tower Hamlets. Housed in a David Adjaye designed building, Idea Store Whitechapel opened in September 2005 and includes the former Whitechapel library, once home to the biggest collection of
Yiddish books in Europe. The £20 million Idea Stores project, first begun in April 1999, encompasses Idea
Store centres at Bow, Chrisp Street (opened
July 2004), and Idea Store
Canary Wharf which launched in March 2006.

 

Idea Store Whitechapel events

 
Prime Time: Workshop (Over 50s)Prime Time: Workshop (Over 50s)Enjoy a cup of coffee and chat with staff about new books.2015-07-06T10:15:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
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Prime Time: Workshop (Over 50s)
Job Support SessionJob Support SessionHelp with the skills you need to get back to work.2015-07-06T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Job Support Session
Job Club: WorkshopJob Club: WorkshopA drop in session for employment advice.2015-07-08T10:00:00+01002015-08-26T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Job Club: Workshop
Book GroupBook GroupMeeting monthly.2015-07-09T18:30:00+01002015-08-13T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Book Group
Book Break: WorkshopBook Break: WorkshopStories, poems, reading and conversation.2015-07-09T10:15:00+01002015-08-27T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Book Break: Workshop
Multilingual Poetry Group: World War One CommemorationMultilingual Poetry Group: World War One CommemorationAn opportunity to listen to works by notable World War 1 poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon as well as works from present day poets including Carol Ann Duffy and David Harsent.2015-07-15T19:00:00+01002015-08-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
On Soon
Multilingual Poetry Group: World War One Commemoration
Bengali Book GroupBengali Book GroupBengali-language book club.2015-08-04T18:30:00+01002015-08-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Bengali Book Group
 

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Opening and closing times for Idea Store Whitechapel

Today (Saturday) Idea Store Whitechapel closes at 17.00

Monday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Tuesday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Wednesday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Thursday:

9.00
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21.00
 
 

Friday:

9.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

9.00
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17.00
 
 

Sunday:

11.00
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17.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Idea Store Whitechapel Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Whitechapel Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Stepney Green Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Whitechapel Overground Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Shadwell Overground Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Sclater Street Car Park
 
13 minutes walk
 
Arch Car Parking
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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    27A Mile End Road, E1 | 2 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 17 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    379 Bethnal Green Road, E2 | 10 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    109 Commercial Street, E1 | 15 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 15 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    Saturday Night Comedy
    Comedy | On 4th July 2015 

    Backyard Bar & Kitchen 9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Young & Talented School Of Stage & Screen (Ages 6-16)
    Sporting Events | Until 29th August 2015 

    Oxford House 9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Kites From Kabul
    Kites From Kabul
    Exhibitions | Until 3rd January 2016 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 10 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    The Alice Look
    The Alice Look
    Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 10 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    V & A Museum of Childhood 10 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    DJs and Cocktails
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 19th December 2015 

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    Exhibitions | Until 19th July 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Kids Events | On 4th July 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Slipped Disco Presents Ben Osborne
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 4th July 2015 

    The Big Chill Bar 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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