Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives Service

Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives covers the area of the present-day London borough of Tower Hamlets - the original East End of London which, until 1965, comprised of the boroughs of Bethnal Green, Poplar and Stepney. If you are interested in a building in the borough, tracing your ancestors who lived here, doing a school or college project on some aspect of the borough or are just feeling nostalgic, we may well be able to help you.

All users are required to register with the service on their first visit. Please bring along a form of ID providing proof of your permanent address.

Opening Hours

Monday   Open for exhibition only
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday      Open for exhibtion only
Saturday 9am - 5pm [1st and 3rd Saturday of the month only] 


Who to contact

020 7364 1290

Where to go

Venue address
277 Bancroft Road
Mile End and Globe Town
E1 4DQ
Additional Notes

Disabled access 
We have installed a new lift to provide access for disabled users to the first floor reading room.

Journey Planner

Address: 277 Bancroft Road  Mile End and Globe Town  London