Practical Information


The green rooms

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB


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. Regretfully, we cannot currently arrange disabled parking.


Friday 19:00-21:30, Saturday 10:30-18:00, Sunday 10:00-17:00


Arrive 15-20 minutes early for every event to check in and be ready to start on time. Check travel news and routes for that weekend as TFL (transport for london often do repair works on lines over the weekend.

What to wear:

Wear comfortable clothes you can move in. Layers are good as you will get hot and then have relaxed where you will want to wrap up. And either come barefoot or with indoor dance shoes or indoor non-marking trainers.

What to bring:


Note pad and pen

Cushion (optional for more comfort when sitting)

Blanket (optional good to wrap up in when relaxing)



We recommend healthy light wholesome food you can digest easily. It’s great to bring food to share also if you wish to. Also we may break  later for food than you are use too. If you have low blood sugar or any other dietary needs then please cater for this with appropriate snack and so on. On Sunday we will dance through without a break for lunch. If you need food during this time please have something to hand so you do not need to leave the space to refuel.


Can you offer accommodation to a traveling dancer? If yes please let Alex know and she can connect you.