Services update:
Services update:

We’re unable to offer face-to-face advice or Community Centre activities at
the moment but our services are still operating. Please do get in touch
via email or phone and we will do our best to help.

Sadly we've had to close our Advice and Community Centres for the moment but we are still operating.

Please call 020 7392 2953 or email

Please call on 020 7292 2953 or email


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

Get advice

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

Visit our centre

  Our learning programmes offer money management training and History and Drama workshops for schools and colleges

Find a project

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
In 2017/18…

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


people supported with their finances by our community money mentors since 2012

Attendances to our wellbeing centre activities

Latest news and blogs


#LondonTogether to highlight the positive and inspiring way Londoners are supporting each other

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is inviting Londoners to shine a light on the inspiring examples of courage, kindness and generosity being shown amidst the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19[…]

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Activities against Isolation: an online community centre

Activities Against Isolation: A new online community centre

We’ve a launched a new online community centre for anyone who is worried they’ll be lonely or bored during isolation. After having to stop all our face-to-face activities in our[…]

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Toynbee Hall: Insights from East London

Adapting to the new reality: insights from East London

Jim Minton reflects on how we’re adapting to the current sitaution and what more can be done to address the needs emerging in this crisis. All of us are facing[…]

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Other areas 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 new permanent exhibition is now closed

A new, free exhibition located in our newly renovated Toynbee Hall building is usually open to the public every weekday between 11am and 3pm on the third Saturday of each month but due to the current situation we are unable to keep the exhibition open.

Toynbee Hall: A Powerhouse for Social Change tells the stories of social action from the world’s first university settlement.

How to find us