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Toynbee Hall provides free and expert advice on debt and money problems, legal issues and a wide range of other concerns

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Our Wellbeing Centre runs a schedule of health and social activities for older people in Tower Hamlets and the City

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 We offer learning programmes for people across London such as money management training and heritage projects for schools

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We work to tackle the causes and impacts of poverty on people and communities, here in East London, and further afield.

Based in the East End since 1884, we offer high quality, timely services, informed and shaped by the people and communities we work with.

About our work

Of legal advice centre clients feel empowered to exercise their legal rights


people supported with their finances by our community money mentors

HEALTH RELATED activities in our wellbeing centre last year

Latest news and blogs

Guardian Article Clarification

The Guardian article published yesterday (2nd August) on access to justice citing Toynbee Hall represents the views of a valued Toynbee Hall volunteer rather than those of our charity. We[…]

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The Toynbee Hall Advice Centre

We’re recruiting for new Trustees

Toynbee Hall is seeking new Trustees to help us break down the barriers that keep East Londoners in poverty Are you passionate about making a real difference to people and[…]

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Financial Health Fellowship: Final Evaluation

Toynbee Hall and The Financial Innovation Lab have revealed the final evaluation of the Financial Health Fellowship, which uncovers the programme’s impact and lessons for the future. Following on from[…]

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Other aspects of our work

Youth projects

We’ve worked with young people in our local community for over 100 years, working  in a range of  innovative new ways
to improve wellbeing and develop new skills.

Heritage learning

As our regeneration nears completion, we will be running a range of heritage learning programmes for schools so our past can inspire the next generation of social reformers.


Research and Evaluation have been part of our identity since we were founded in 1884. Our research focuses on issues related to poverty, social and financial inclusion and wellbeing.

Financial health

Through the Financial Health Exchange, we work to improve the financial health of people in the UK. we help policy makers and practitioners create more financially inclusive environments.

Venue hire

Our venues

Our Grade II listed building is now available to hire. Our historic building has been a hub for social action since 1884 and could be the perfect venue for your event.

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Our heritage

New permanent exhibition coming soon

After 3 years, the regeneration is nearly complete and we are thrilled to soon be opening a new permanent exhibition, Toynbee Hall: a powerhouse for social change. Hear the stories of social action form the world’s first university settlement.