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Toynbee Hall Venue Hire London

Nestled in Central London, Toynbee Hall offers fantastic spaces catering for meetings, conferences, training and events. Our unique historic venue for hire provides the perfect backdrop for your reception or team building session. 

Right from its inception in 1884, Toynbee Hall has supported great people to realise their dreams and ambitions for a better society. Home to some of the most iconic event spaces in London, our community halls are now available for bookings. 

Our previous guests include notable people like William Beveridge, Clement Attlee, Pierre de Coubertin, the Barnett family and many others. In the 19th century, Henrietta Barnett became an iconic figure at Toynbee Hall for setting the groundwork in hospitality, networking and event planning.

Toynbee Hall Venue Hire London

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Our historic halls and fantastic meeting and events spaces are available for hire. Please contact us to find out more.

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Venue Halls Hire in Central London

Lecture Hall

Home of great debates since 1884, the Lecture Hall is our largest space hosting up to 100 people comfortably. A beautiful space that has hosted many historic events and people; interestingly, Lenin, the former leader of the Soviet Union, visited once. 

Toynbee’s Lecture Hall is now available to hire for your next corporate event. We can host conferences, board meetings and training sessions of up to 100 people. Boasting tall ceilings and impressive acoustics, the Lecture Hall is ideal for business events and corporate presentations.

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Ashbee Hall

Named after CR Ashbee, this historic room was fully restored in 2018 and is now available for hire for both corporate and private events. 

Ashbee Hall is among the few event venues in London to have hosted many great dinners of the Arts and Crafts Movement. With its beautiful floor and period features it is a fantastic place to have your board meeting or away day, host a dinner or run a training programme.

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Meeting Room 1

A minimalistic modern space with a capacity of up to 40 people, in a lecture style layout. This space can be used as a training classroom or a private dining room. Meeting Room 1 is conveniently connected to the Ashbee Hall via internal doors.

The Ashbee Hall is in turn connected with the Lecture Hall, which means that all 3 rooms can be used concurrently. This is particularly useful for larger events and conferences, as it allows a smooth transition between the modern and historic spaces. 

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Meeting Room 2 and 3

Our most flexible space – meeting room 2 and 3 can be configured as two separate spaces with capacities of 16 and 40 or as one large space with a capacity of 55 people. A modern space, Meeting Room 2 & 3 brings a contemporary twist to our historic grade II listed building.

Bright and modern, it works great as a breakout space for a larger event. Toynbee Hall also provides meeting room hire for board meetings and small training sessions. 

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Our events team proudly manages all the catering services at Toynbee Hall as part of our function room hire offer. From liaising with suppliers to arranging and creating bespoke menus in collaboration with the best catering partners, our dedicated events managers will work with you to create inspiring menus for your event requirements.

Event production 

As part of our venue hire offering, we can deliver a comprehensive event production & management service to enterprises, organisations and private individuals who book one of our historic venues in London available for hire. Our event management team will support you with the visual and atmospheric elements for your event, such as the setup of audio-visual/staging equipment, preparation of table plans and signage.

Corporate Events

Our event management team are experts in planning and executing bespoke corporate events for SMEs and large organisations. Depending on the size and purpose of your event, our selection of corporate venues function rooms features both larger and smaller spaces to suit your needs.


As a charity ourselves, we are well acquainted with the process of organising successful fundraisers. Our venue boasts a strong portfolio of fundraising events, all of which were highly appraised. 

Private Receptions

Toynbee Hall provides hall spaces for hire in East London for those looking to organise private receptions, dinner parties and formal celebrations. As part of our venue hire service, we can also include catering and event production. 

Whether you’re looking for the perfect venue for your corporate event or product launch, a conference room hire with private meeting spaces, or a function room, we would love to help you make your own history. View our selection of halls for hire and event planning services below.

Customer Testimonial

My experience at Toynbee Hall was nothing but brilliant! From my first conversations with Ben he was welcoming and accommodating to all my needs for my event.

The event space we used was the Lecture Hall and it was perfect for our event. We were also equipped with AV systems which were at a high spec and exactly what we needed.

Ben and Whitney are a fantastic team and they were so supportive on the day of our events, nothing was too much to ask!

I will be using Toynbee Hall for future events for sure as it has suitable spaces for all sorts of events such as workshops, conferences and training days.”

Tom Potter

Greater London Authority

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