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The History of Toynbee Hall - A Timeline

Toynbee Hall - A Pioneering Settlement House in London's East End 1884-2015

Since 1884, Toynbee Hall has been a catalyst for social change and has worked on the frontline in the struggle against poverty. This interactive timeline contains images from some of the key events and moments over the last 130 years and the individuals who have played a signficant part in making Toynbee Hall what it is today. 

By Rachel Cohen

Find out more about our history, the archive and it's unique collection.

The Toynbee Hall archive is currently in the process of being digitised at the London Metropolitan Archives as part of the regeneration of Toynbee Hall.

Read about the regeneration of the Toynbee Hall estate.