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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 programme of activities and a phone befriending service for people in Tower Hamlets and the City

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  We run a range of activities and learning programmes including youth projects, Money Mentors, ESOL and community research

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We are seeking a new Chair of Trustees

Toynbee Hall is looking for a new Chair of Trustees to oversee the governance of the organisation

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Our Legendary Legal Walkers Raise Over £1,200 ….and there’s still time to support them

On Monday 18th October, Team Toynbee Hall completed the London Legal Walk, raising over £1,200 to help people exercise their rights and protect their finances, homes and health. Persevering through[…]

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London Challenge Poverty Week: Tower Hamlets Poverty Review

In May 2021 Toynbee Hall collaborated with low income residents of Tower Hamlets to identify the drivers of poverty and solutions for tackling them

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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.

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When We Speak Youth Programme

When We Speak amplifies the power found in the lived experiences of young people to shape and bring about change in their communities.


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.

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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.

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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.

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