Idea Store Whitechapel  

 
 
ADDRESS
321 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London E1 1BU
 
 
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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.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Whitechapel 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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Holiday Inn London - Whitechapel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £54  35% off
5 Cavell Street, E1 | 7 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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
 
 
 
Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £111  39% 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
 
 
 
Holiday Inn Express London Limehouse
London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £43  38% 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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Brick Lane
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 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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West India Quay
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Hertsmere Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 33 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
A stone's throw from Canary Wharf and Poplar, West India Quay is a dockside area with a 19th ... 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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Genesis Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-95 Mile End Road, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 5 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Originally the Paragon Music Hall, built in 1885, Genesis Cinema is east London's oldest cinema. Located between Whitechapel and Stepney Green tube stations, the independent cinema ... More
 
 
 
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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, Tower Hamlets, London 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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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, Tower Hamlets, London 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, Tower Hamlets, London 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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L!FE Shoreditch
London > Leisure >
The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London 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
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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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, Tower Hamlets, London 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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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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Alcotraz: Prison Cocktail Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
212 Brick Lane, E1 | 13 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
We can think of worse places to serve time. Alcotraz is a cocktail bar inspired by America's most infamous prison , popping up behind ... More
 
 
 
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JuJu's Bar and Stage
London > Nightlife > Bars
15 Hanbury Street, Ely's Yard, E1 | 13 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
Nestled in the heart of the Old Truman Brewery, tucked away at the back of Ely's Yard, Juju's Bar and Stage ... 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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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 19 minutes from Idea Store Whitechapel
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Glisten: Daniel Naddafy (0-18months)
Theatre | Until 24th February 2018 

Half Moon Young People's Theatre 10 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

A gentle and immersive journey for babies, exploring the world of reflective materials....More

Dream On
Dream On
Exhibitions | Until 20th January 2019 

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

The V&A Museum explores the world of dreams and the unconscious with its new exhibition, Dream On. Playing with the ...More

 
Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
Madeleine Waller: Sister Brother
Exhibitions | Until 20th May 2018 

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

Photographic portraits exploring sibling relationships and how they affect our sense of identity. The result is "a wide-ranging - and ...More

 
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories
Exhibitions | Until 25th February 2018 

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

The original puppet from War Horse will be on display at a free Museum of Childhood exhibition documenting the life ...More

 
DJs And Cocktails
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th August 2018 

Apples And Pears 11 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Funk, old skool and pop courtesy of resident DJs....More

Leonor Antunes: The Frisson Of The Togetherness
Exhibitions | Until 9th April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Hanging and floor-based sculptures made from materials including metal, leather and rope, illuminated by lights designed by the artist....More

ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket
ISelf Collection: The Upset Bucket
Exhibitions | Until 1st April 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Works exploring how we project our identity through our appearances and consumer choices by 28 artists including Ai Weiwei, Lynda ...More

 
Mark Dion: Theatre Of The Natural World
Exhibitions | Until 13th May 2018 

Whitechapel Gallery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

A sequence of installations created between 2000 and the present representing a host of environments travelled through by the American ...More

Craft Beer Rising
Craft Beer Rising
Foodie Events | Until 24th February 2018 

The Old Truman Brewery 12 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

A festival dedicated to the increasing interest and innovation in the beer industry in the UK, Craft Beer Rising returns ...More

 
Knock2bag
Comedy | On 24th February 2018 

Rich Mix Centre 15 minutes walk from Idea Store Whitechapel

Paul Foot, Suzi Ruffell, Holly Burn, Radu Isac, Kae Kurd and Jayde Adams perform stand-up....More

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National Gallery

An exploration of still life by leading contemporary artist Tacita Dean featuring a new film ...More

 
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National Portrait Gallery

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The O2 Arena

The sound of the '80s, synth-pop pioneers Soft Cell reunite for one last time at ...More

 
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Alexandra Palace

The Manchester quartet, Everything Everything, praised by The Guardian for its "nerd-rock" and by the ...More

 
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Merry Men by Tom Sellers
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The Ugly Duck

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Taking inspiration from the 1920s and '30s - the golden era of cocktails - The ...More

 
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Royal Albert Hall

Grammy-nominated progressive rock musician and record producer Steven Wilson ("the most successful British artist you've ...More

 
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