Toynbee Hall Older People Services

Toynbee Hall offers support services to anyone aged 50+ living in Tower Hamlets. The Wellbeing Centre at Toynbee Hall is a friendly place to meet and access our services.

Lunch Club

The Lunch Club is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am-4pm. We've been awarded a gold Food For Health award by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, in recognition of the healthy food we serve. As well as a healthy lunch, the Lunch Club is a place for people to meet and take part in activities - from sport events to tea dances, and from reflexology to reminiscence.

We can also provide one-to-one support at the Lunch Club, helping you to access advice and health services if you need them.

Please note that a small charge may apply to the Lunch Club. To find out more please email 


Surma Club is one of the longest running Bangladeshi pensioners’ clubs in the UK. Alongside the activities offered by the Lunch Club we provide a basic translation and interpretation service - and it's a great way to meet others and socialise.

You can just drop in to Surma at the following times:

  • Monday and Tuesday 10am-5pm (Men)
  • Thursday 11am-12pm (Women)

 To find out more email or drop-in to our main reception.

Activities through LinkAge Plus

If you’re aged 50+ and you live in Tower Hamlets, you can use also use our free LinkAge Plus service. LinkAge Plus provides free:

  • One-to-one support for people aged 50+ across Tower Hamlets
  • Advice on housing, benefits, pensions and legal issues
  • Activities. These include Keep Fit classes, coffee mornings, men’s groups, social trips
  • Classes. These include art classes, computer classes and creative writing classes
  • Health information and massage
  • Information about local services and help accessing them
  • Outreach workers who can work with you in your home or somewhere else of your choice and support you to live safely and independently
  • Support on a wide range of issues, from access to social care services and carer’s support, to advice on health, mobility and access.

Who to contact

020 7247 6943

Where to go

Venue address
52 Old Castle Street
E1 7AJ

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