Workers' Educational Association

Founded in 1903, the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) is a charity dedicated to bringing high-quality, professional education into the heart of communities. With the support of nearly 2,000 volunteers, 2,000 tutors and over 5,200 members, we deliver friendly, accessible and enjoyable courses for adults from all walks of life.

Assessed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2018, we have classes in almost every area of England and Scotland. You do not need any previous knowledge or qualifications to join most of our courses, only a willingness to share with others your curiosity, ideas and experience.

We also have a special mission to raise aspirations and develop educational opportunities for the most disadvantaged.

This includes providing basic maths, English and IT skills for employment; courses to improve health and wellbeing; creative programmes to broaden horizons and community engagement activities that encourage active citizenship.

Our members also help support our mission and campaign for adult education.

Who to contact

Paul Chodha
Education Coordinator (Tower Hamlets)
07919 528 109

Where to go

Name of venue
WEA London
Venue address
4 Luke Street
Additional Notes

We offer courses throughout Tower Hamlets with schools, children's centres, housing providers, mental health charities and other community organisations. We are a national charity and operate across England and Scotland, in community venues and online.

Please check course listings on our website: 

Courses are free to people on benefits and in receipt of income less than £21,000pa. 

Our online courses provide live, taught classes through Zoom with education materials in Canvas. We will help you get online if you struggle. 


When is it on?

Date & Time Information
Open Monday - Sunday, throughout the year
Time of day
Session Information
Wide-ranging courses on offer

Other details


We provide adult education to all people aged 19 and over within England and Scotland. 

Students can indicate any specific learning needs they may have by ticking the additional learning support box when enrolling to a course. 

We provide advice and practical support to learn how to study online. 

Mental Health Services

What your service now offers?

Courses are aimed at many different groups.

Some courses are specifically aimed at Mental Health service users, via organisations such as Bow Haven, Mind and local health services.

Others are open to any resident who wishes to develop their personal well-being and better mental health. 

Can service users refer themselves?
Types of services and activities
Vocational training
How to Access your service

The best method to find out about our courses is to search our website for courses in London:

Our course listings update continuously so it is worth checking from time-to-time. If there is a course you are interested in, click 'View full details' to find out more. 

You can enrol to many courses online; alternatively, you can ring WEA Student Support (0300 303 3464) to enrol - you will need to provide the course reference number and your personal details. 

When you enrol to a course, please make sure to indicate any specific learning needs you may have by ticking the additional learning support box.  

Service User interests
Training and employment, Arts and crafts, IT skills, Money management, Music, Socialising and meeting people, Fitness and sport, Gardening, Healthy eating, Healthy living, Books and reading, Complementary therapies, Courses and learning, Drama and theatre

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Address: 4 Luke Street  London 

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