Building and new exhibition to open
to the public this weekend
Free, expert
New research
Read the findings
from our peer research
project into the needs
of local older people
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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

The Fine Details…

Keith Greenough and Theresa Dhaliwal Davies – September 2018 The official opening of Toynbee Hall’s wonderfully restored old hall is fast approaching and finishing touches of the redevelopment are being[…]

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Toynbee Hall to reopen to the public this weekend as part of Open House London Festival

After three years of renovation work, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, we’re opening the doors to the public this weekend as part Open House London, the world’s largest[…]

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New peer led research reveals the needs of older people in Tower Hamlets

Toynbee Hall today publishes You don’t really know people ‘till you talk to them: Participatory Action Research on the needs of older people, a report based on a year-long study[…]

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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.


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.

More about our venues
Our heritage

New permanent exhibition coming soon

After three 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.