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Toynbee Hall is a building in Tower Hamlets, East London which is the home of a charity working to bridge the gap between people of all social and financial backgrounds, with a focus on eradicating poverty and promoting social inclusion.

It was the first university settlement house of the settlement movement, a reformist social movement that strove to get the rich and poor to live more closely together in an interdependent community. Founded in 1884 on Commercial Street in Whitechapel in London's East End, it remains active today.

A centre for social reform, Toynbee Hall was founded by Samuel and Henrietta Barnett, and named in memory of their friend and fellow reformer, Oxford historian Arnold Toynbee, who had died the previous year.

More detail on the Wikipedia page [1] and the website is [2].

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