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Idea Store - Bow

 1 Gladstone Place, Roman Road, London, E3 5ES

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Tel: 0207 364 4332 Fax: 0207 364 5773
Email: info@ideastore.co.uk
Web: www.ideastore.co.uk
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Information symbol  What is here
This is a library service for all ages with free internet access.
It also has all sorts of adult education classes and different events through the year.

There is a cafe.

If you want to join you need to bring your ID and fill in a form. The staff can support you if you want.
You can also apply for a leisure pass here.
Times logo  Opening hours
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Monday  9:00am - 9:00pm
Tuesday  9:00am - 9:00pm
Wednesday  9:00am - 9:00pm
Thursday  9:00am - 9:00pm
Friday  9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday  9:00am - 5:00pm
The staff will tell you when they are closing.

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 Cost or concessions
It is free to borrow books, but you have to pay to borrow DVDs.
You can borrow as many as 12 things from the Idea Store.

If you are under 16 years old or over 60 years old you can borrow CDs for free.

Some of the adult education classes are free. Other classes cost 5.00 (this is a concession price).
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 Getting there
Roman Road market. The Bow Idea Store is next to Safeways supermarket.
Click here to see a map from Streetmap.
Parking logo  Parking
There is free accessible parking by Cardigan Road.
Bus logo  Bus/Mobility Bus
S2 and 8 are the nearest buses.
(8 is not a mobility bus)
Underground logo  Tube
District Line - Bow Road station is about 1520 meters from the Idea Store in Bow.
Bow Road station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
 DLR
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Bow Church station is about 1210 meters from the Idea Store in Bow.
Bow Church station is fully accessible for wheelchair users.
DLR logo  British Rail
Cambridge Heath mainline station is about 2650 meters from the Idea Store in Bow.
Cambridge Heath mainline station is not accessible for wheelchair users.
Wheelchair access logo  Access from outside
There are automatic doors from pavement level.
The entrance doorway is 900mm wide.
Internal access logo  Getting around inside
All doorways inside are 900 mm wide.
Everything is on one floor.

There is an accessible service area, the height of the counter is 895 mm.
There are 2 different kinds of shelves.
Some top shelves are 1140mm high, others are 1410mm high.
There are tables and chairs, some chairs have firm sides.
The floor in the working areas has a tactile surface.
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Wheelchair facilities logo  Accessible toilets
There are fully accessible toilets in a unisex area. They are not locked.
The doorways are 900 mm wide.
Support logo  Support
The trained staff are happy to help.
Registered assistance dogs are welcome.

They have a Braille printer that you can use. To find out more about it call the Idea Store Bow on 0207 364 4332.
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