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

 
Book BreakBook BreakReadings of stories and poems.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
Ends Today
Book Break
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Thursday 29th January 2015 - 10.15am-12noon
Readings of stories and poems.
IT For Beginners (Over 16s)IT For Beginners (Over 16s)A chance to learn the basic skills.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
Ends Today
IT For Beginners (Over 16s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Thursday 29th January 2015 - 2.30pm-4pm
A chance to learn the basic skills.
Teenage Book ClubTeenage Book ClubRegular book club meeting.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
Ends Today
Teenage Book Club
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Thursday 29th January 2015 - 4pm
Regular book club meeting.
Reading GroupReading GroupBook club.31st January 2015Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
On Soon
Reading Group
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICING  phone for prices
DATES  Saturday 31st January 2015 - 2.15pm
Book club.
 

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Opening and closing times for Idea Store Whitechapel

Today (Thursday) Idea Store Whitechapel closes at 21.00

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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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £47  41% off
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Perfectly located in the heart of the East End, this new generation Holiday Inn offers a quiet retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £104  30% off
Patriot Square, E2 | 15 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
The Town Hall building in Bethnal Green has been beautifully restored creating a unique designer hotel which fuses old and new. With a mix of bedrooms, ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  25% off
469-475 The Highway, E1W | 17 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Being just a bit out of the city centre this modern, hotel is popular with the budget traveller. It's close to Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Centre
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 31 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment centre. Described by the Queen as “one of the wonders of the modern world”, this multifaceted performance and arts venue forms one ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Conservatory
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Gallery Floor (Level 3), Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 31 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Home to over 2,000 species of tropical plants and trees, the Barbican's Conservatory is a hidden tropical oasis in the heart of the city. So it ... More
 
 
 
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Spitalfields City Farm
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Buxton Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 7 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
There's loads to do at the 1.3 acre Spitalfields City Farm. Come and meet Bayleaf the donkey and Bentley the goat - just a few of ... More
 
 
 
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V & A Museum of Childhood
London > Attractions > Museums
Cambridge Heath Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 10 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
The Museum of Childhood houses the UK's largest collection of toys including dolls, dolls' houses, puppets, games, and toys. Collections showcase all aspects of childhood, from ... More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Book Break
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 29th January 2015 - 10.15am-12noon
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Road, E1 | Same location as Idea Store Whitechapel
Readings of stories and poems....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Art of the Brick
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 26th September 2014 to 12th April 2015
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 sculptures created out of more than ...More
 
 
 
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Transport From Paradise + The Lighthouse (Mayak)
London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 23rd to 29th Jan 2015
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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10 Gales
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Arch 10, Gales Gardens, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 9 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
One of Bethnal Green's best kept secrets, 10 Gales is a contemporary art space, live show venue, vintage fashion boutique, coffee shop and hairdressers all under ... More
 
 
 
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Backyard Bar & Kitchen
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
231 Cambridge Heath Road, E2 | 9 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
The famous Backyard Comedy Club, one of East London's hottest comedy spots, was originally opened in 2000 by comedian Lee Hurst. In 2004 the comedian ran ... More
 
 
 
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Half Moon Young People's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
43 White Horse Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
An excellent youth theatre housed in an old Victorian townhouse, the Half Moon has been entertaining young Londoners since the mid-1970s. Occupying the former Limehouse Board ... More
 
 
 
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The East End Thrift Store
London > Shopping > Clothing
Unit 1a Watermans Building, Assembly Passage, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
If you ever venture along Mile End Road towards Stepney Green, take a gander down Assembly Passage (opposite Blockbuster) and you'll come across this shining gem ... More
 
 
 
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Beyond Retro
London > Shopping > Clothing
112 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 9 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Vast warehouse near Brick Lane packed with vintage clothing and accessories. American vintage clothing outlets don’t get much bigger or better than this. Having bagged a huge, ... More
 
 
 
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Ella Doran
London > Shopping > Arts and Crafts
Ground Floor Shop, 46 Cheshire Street, Shoreditch, London E26EH | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
From coasters and trays to mouse mats and mugs, Ella Doran has designs on everyday objects, intent on turning them from functional to funky. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
27A Mile End Road, E1 | 2 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Soho House have brought two of their projects together under one roof, creating Chicken Shop and Dirty Burger Whitechapel. The industrial-style 60-seat restaurant, which extends to ... More
 
 
 
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Foxcroft & Ginger, Whitechapel
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
69-89 Mile End Road, E1 | 4 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
With their Soho branch now successfully established, Foxcroft & Ginger have brought their sourdough pizzas and homemade cakes to Whitechapel. Situated on Mile End Road, between ... More
 
 
 
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New Tayyab
London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
83 Fieldgate Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 6 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
North Indian cuisine. Tables on patio. ... More
 
 
 
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Four Corners
London > Education > Adult Education
121 Roman Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 13 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
For 30 years Four Corners has been training, producing and supporting the full range of film and photographic requirements. Services on offer include filmmaking facilities and ... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 17 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Learn some crafty manouveurs at Making Space where classes on mask making, glass engraving, pyrography (burning patterns into wood or leather), chainmail knitting, and book hollowing ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 21 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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Idea Store Whitechapel gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
London > Leisure > Activities
95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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York Hall Leisure Centre
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
5-15 Old Ford Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 14 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
York Hall Leisure Centre in Bethnal Green includes a gym, day spa, 33-metre swimming pool, Turkish bath and offers a wide range of exercise classes but ... More
 
 
 
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The Old George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
379 Bethnal Green Road, E2 | 10 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Sitting at the heart of Bethnal Green Road, The Old George is a beautifully restored London boozer, originally built in the 1700s. With a large emphasis ... More
 
 
 
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The Camel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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Florist
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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Idea Store Whitechapel clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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The Rhythm Factory
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Scuzzy venue on the outskirts of Shoreditch which looks like a crummycafe from the outside. Walk past the crowded plastic tables and chairsand through a discreet ... More
 
 
 
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The Vibe Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Vibe Bar manages to be both chilled out and cutting edge. Located inside the Truman Brewery on trendy Brick Lane, you can come here to drink ... More
 
 
 
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Smiths Spitalfields
London > Nightlife > Bars
109 Commercial Street, E1 | 15 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Inspired by its sister bar, the long-standing Smiths of Smithfield, Smiths Spitalfields follows in its famous sibling's footsteps as an all-day dining venue celebrating the best ... More
 
 
 
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 13 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Wilton's Music Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Grace's Alley, (Off Ensign Street), Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 15 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
In the nineteenth century, Wilton's Music Hall was a great mirrored hall lit by a vast chandelier, with 27,000 crystals and 300 gas jets. Opera, operetta, ... More
 
 
 
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The Wapping Project
London > Business > Venue Hire
Wapping Hydrolic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 18 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Built in 1890 and originally used to power machinery using stream and later electricity, the unique space of The Wapping Project is now a thriving centre ... More
 
 
 
 

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Near Idea Store Whitechapel

 
 
 
Book Break
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel

Readings of stories and poems....More

IT For Beginners (Over 16s)
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel

A chance to learn the basic skills....More

Teenage Book Club
Exhibitions | Until 29th January 2015 

Idea Store Whitechapel

Regular book club meeting....More

Michael Cassidy + Bec Sandridge
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

Genesis Cinema 5 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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Get On With It
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

The George Tavern 8 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

A showcase featuring London's best new bands and artists....More

Thursdays At The Backyard
Comedy | On 29th January 2015 

Backyard Bar & Kitchen 9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Acts include Barry Castanola, Angela Barnes, Evelyn Mok, Caroline Maybe, Alistair Williams and MC David Whitney....More

The Lisa Gilbert Academy: Workshop
Sporting Events | Until 29th January 2015 

Oxford House 9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Learn to dance....More

Remember To Dance
Sporting Events | Until 26th February 2015 

Oxford House 9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Dance sessions for all abilities for those living with dementia and their carers....More

Dante's Inferno - A Modern Telling
Theatre | Until 1st February 2015 

The Rag Factory 11 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Craft Theatre present a modern retelling of the classic poem, directed by Rocky Rodriguez Jr....More

Leaders Of the New School
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

Apples And Pears 11 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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