Free, expert
Free, expert
Free, expert

Donate now to directly support the families
and households that have been hardest-hit by the Covid-19
crisis. Together, we can ensure no one gets left behind.


Donate now to directly support the families
and households that have been hardest-hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

Together, we can ensure no one gets left behind.

Services update:
Service update - June 2020

Our advice and community centres remain closed and we’re still unable to offer face-to-face advice services
but we are operating by phone and email. Please get in touch 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

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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 Community Centre runs an inclusive schedule of health and social activities for people in Tower Hamlets and the City

Visit our centre

  Our learning programmes offer money management training, ESOL courses and heritage learning projects for schools and collages

Find a project

Toynbee Hall works alongside people facing poverty and injustice to build a fairer and happier East London

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 2018/19…

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


people became qualified Community Money Mentors

Attendances to our wellbeing centre activities

Latest news and blogs

Is online enough?

By Elizabeth Archer, Head of Service Design and Delivery at Toynbee Hall

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Bee presenting at Community Research findings launch

“If I had a smartphone and Wifi…”: A call for digital inclusion

Bee is a member of Toynbee Hall’s Community Centre. She is also one of our community researchers taking action to improve safety and togetherness in Tower Hamlets. In this blog,[…]

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Eid gift donations

196 children’s gift donations sent out to celebrate Eid

The gifts will be included in food packages sent out to households without recourse to public funds To mark the Eid celebrations on 22nd and 23rd May, the biggest celebration[…]

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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 London

Hire Our Venues

Our Grade II listed building in East London is now available to hire for a range of private and corporate events including conferences, seminars, receptions or training sessions. Our historic building has been a hub for social action since 1884 and could be the perfect venue for your event.

Depending on the size and scope of your event, we offer five halls for hire. We can also provide additional services such as event production and catering, so you can rest assured we’ll take care of everything.

Book our halls for your next 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