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Toynbee Studios

Toynbee Studios is part of the Toynbee Hall complex at 28 Commercial Street near Aldgate East in London.

28 Commercial Street, London E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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We are accessible to wheelchair users and welcome guide, hearing, emotional support and assistance dogs. Find out more about accessibility at Toynbee Studios. You can let us know of any access requirements before you visit by emailing

Sign welcoming visitors to Toynbee Studios
Toynbee Studios. Photo by Katherine Leedale.

Travelling here

By Bike

You can use Toynbee Hall’s bike parking, which is located off the entrance courtyard to Toynbee Studios and Hall, down an alley on the left side of the courtyard if you enter from Commercial Street. There are also places to lock your bike on the opposite side of Commercial Street and along nearby Wentworth Street.

On Foot or by Tube

From Aldgate East – District/Hammersmith & City lines – approx. 2 minutes walk
From Aldgate – Metropolitan/Circle lines – approx. 5 minutes walk
From Liverpool Street – Metropolitan/Circle/Central/ Hammersmith & City lines – approx. 10 minutes walk

By Overground

Shoreditch High Street Overground station – lift and step free access – approx 10 minutes walk
Whitechapel Station – also District/Hammersmith lines – approx 10 minutes walk

By Bus

Numbers 15, 25, 115, 135, 205 & 254 pass along Whitechapel High Street which adjoins Commercial Street
Numbers 42, 78 & 100 stop at Aldgate 
Numbers 8, 26, 35, 47, 48, 149, 242 & 388 stop on Bishopsgate 
Numbers 11, 23, 133 & 344 stop outside Liverpool Street Station

(Please note that due to major works on Aldgate High Street, some buses are currently on diversion. Please check TfL for further details and allow extra time for your journey.)

By Rail

Toynbee Studios is within walking distance of Liverpool Street (10 mins) and Fenchurch Street (15 mins) mainline rail stations, and Tower Gateway Docklands Light Railway station (15 mins).

By Car

Toynbee Studios is outside the congestion charge zone in Central London. Commercial Street is one of the perimeter roads, and cars can use the street without charge. Please note, however, that parking is limited in the area and local private car parks can fill up quickly.

There is no parking at Toynbee Studios for any users of the building. The closest available parking is situated on Wentworth Street. There is a private car park at 8 Old Montague Street, E1 5NG. You can find out more at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets Parking Hub. Regretfully, we cannot currently arrange disabled parking but the closest Blue Badge Parking is on Old Montague Street. The exact location and other nearby Blue Parking areas are on this map.