Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives
About 120 films, videos and sound recordings of local interest are held.
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.
A lot of material about Tower Hamlets is deposited elsewhere (notably at the London Metropolitan Archive), but there are substantial holdings of archives relating to the borough at the Local History Library & Archives.
Address: Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives
277 Bancroft Road
Phone: 020 7364 1290
Access: Opening hours:
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 8pm
Saturday (First and third Saturdays of the month only) 9am - 5pm
Please visit our website for the latest information on temporary changes to our opening hours.