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

 
Basic Massage Routine: CourseBasic Massage Routine: CourseLearn a basic massage routine.8th March 2015Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Basic Massage Routine: Course
Qualify In Health And Safety At Work: CourseQualify In Health And Safety At Work: CourseTake part in a healthy and safety workshop.14th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Qualify In Health And Safety At Work: Course
Intensive Dance CourseIntensive Dance CourseIntensive dance course.30th March 2015Monday 30th March 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
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Intensive Dance Course
Dance For Fitness: CourseDance For Fitness: CourseDance class.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Dance For Fitness: Course
Contemporary Dance: Improvers: CourseContemporary Dance: Improvers: CourseImprove your dance skills.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Contemporary Dance: Improvers: Course
Hatha YogaHatha YogaHelping to improve posture, breathing and relaxation.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Hatha Yoga
Prepare For Professional Dance Training: CoursePrepare For Professional Dance Training: CourseLearn to prepare for professional dance training.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Prepare For Professional Dance Training: Course
Hatha Yoga: Intermediate: WorkshopHatha Yoga: Intermediate: WorkshopLearn yoga poses to aid breathing, posture and mobility.13th April 2015Monday 13th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Hatha Yoga: Intermediate: Workshop
Fitness For Weight Loss: CourseFitness For Weight Loss: CourseImprove fitness and lose weight.14th April 2015Tuesday 14th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Fitness For Weight Loss: Course
Hatha YogaHatha YogaHelping to improve posture, breathing and relaxation.15th April 2015Wednesday 15th April 2015 Where:
Idea Store Whitechapel, 321  Whitechapel Road      E1 1BU
Category: event
 
Hatha Yoga
 

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Opening and closing times for Idea Store Whitechapel

Today (Friday) Idea Store Whitechapel closes at 18.00

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
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Idea Store Whitechapel on LondonTown.com

 
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    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
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    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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    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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    The Rhythm Factory, 16-18 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 10 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
    D&B, grime and hip hop across two floors courtesy of Conduct, Catharsis, Cern, Prolific, Xaltix, Ricky Sensi, Sox, Dizzlekid, Flash Harry, Boogie Man, Jak Da Reppa ...More
     
     
     
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    The Friday Project
    London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Friday 6th March 2015 - 8pm-1am
    Apples And Pears, 26 Osborn Street, E1 | 11 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
    Stylus Records host a night of house, with DJs Philip Bryne, Blair Galbraith, Jose Nietzsche, Adam Clark and Jonny Townsend....More
     
     
     
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    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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    10 Gales
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    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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    The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, E1 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    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
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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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    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    277 Globe Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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    255 Globe Road, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 12 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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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
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    Backyard Comedy Club
    Comedy | On 6th March 2015 

    Backyard Bar & Kitchen 9 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

    Ben Van Der Veld introduces stand-up material from Benny Boot, Pierre Hollins and Toby Williams....More

    Bermuda Bass
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 6th March 2015 

    The Rhythm Factory 10 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

    D&B, grime and hip hop across two floors courtesy of Conduct, Catharsis, Cern, Prolific, Xaltix, Ricky Sensi, Sox, Dizzlekid, Flash ...More

    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

    Small Stories: At Home In A Dolls' House at the V&A Museum of Childhood reveals the fascinating stories behind some ...More

     
    Redux:Remix
    Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 18th December 2015 

    Apples And Pears 11 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    The Friday Project
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 6th March 2015 

    Apples And Pears 11 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

    Stylus Records host a night of house, with DJs Philip Bryne, Blair Galbraith, Jose Nietzsche, Adam Clark and Jonny Townsend....More

    Adventures Of The Black Square: Abstract Art And Society 1915-2015
    Adventures Of The Black Square: Abstract Art And Society 1915-2015
    Exhibitions | Until 6th April 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

    Follow a century of Abstract art from 1915 to today, shedding new light on the evolution of geometric abstraction. Adventures ...More

     
    Daniel Buren
    Exhibitions | Until 27th March 2015 

    Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

    A major survey of work by the influential, French conceptual artist known for his adoption of the 8.7cm vertical stripe ...More

    Giggles In The Dark Presents: Circus
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 6th March 2015 

    93 Feet East 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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    Friday At The Big Chill Bar
    Clubbing and Nightlife | On 6th March 2015 

    The Big Chill Bar 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

    Disco, house and soul courtesy of Chris P Cuts....More

    The Art of the Brick
    The Art of the Brick
    Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

    The Old Truman Brewery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

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