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The Toynbee Hall Advice Centre can help with a range of issues

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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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Jim is handed a leaving gift, a painting of Toynbee Hall, by two of our Community Centre members

A message from departing Chief Executive Jim Minton

After 5 years Jim is leaving Toynbee Hall to become Chief Executive of the Mayor’s Fund for London and shares some final reflections on his time here.

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Peer Research project

3 Things I’ve learned about peer research

Dr Xia Lin shares what she has learned about peer research as part of Co-Production Week.

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London Legal Walk 2022

Join us for 2022 London Legal Walk

On Tuesday 28th June, we are taking part in the London Legal Support Trust’s 10k London Legal Walk in support of frontline free legal advice services.

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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.

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.

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Our free heritage exhibition is reopening

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

A free exhibition located in our renovated Toynbee Hall building is reopening on Monday 8th November and will be open to the public, Monday to Friday, 11am – 3pm.

Please note that visitors to the space will need to adhere to Toynbee’s COVID guidelines that are set out in the space. 

If you wish to visit in a group of 5 or more, please contact at least 3 working days before their visit so that we can coordinate safe access to the space.

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