Learning centres

Tower Hamlets Council provides a range of education and training related services aimed at improving skills and boosting achievements for all. Learning centres are an important part of this service offering access to resources, information and training.

Among Tower Hamlets learning centres are:

  • Idea Stores: unique to Tower Hamlets Idea Stores are the ideal place to browse and borrow books, learn new skills, surf the net or to meet friends over coffee in a fun and stimulating environment.
  • School library service: a subscription only service which offers an extensive range of nearly 200,000 resources. All Tower Hamlets primary schools are currently subscribed along with some secondary schools and nurseries.
  • The Professional Development Centre (PDC) is a dedicated meeting, training and conference venue, flooded with natural light and full of the latest high tech facilities, the rooms are flexible and perfect for when you need a one-to-one or a larger event, up to 150 delegates. Contact the team on 020 7364 6350 or by emailing  pdcreception@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Records & archives

While there are substantial holdings of archives relating to the borough held at the Local History and Archives Library, much of Tower Hamlets records and archives are stored at the Greater London Record Office.