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Toynbee StudiosToynbee Studios hosts a range of theatre and dance performances and events, offering the chance to see works in development as well as the finished piece. A 280-seat theatre, four rehearsal spaces, a rooftop dance studio and the Arts Bar & Cafe all host performances and events throughout the year and there are also regular showcases, artists' talks and workshops. Since 1995 Toynbee Studios has been the home of Artsadmin which, in December 2009, celebrated its 30th birthday with a book, Artsadmin
30, documenting 30 artists who've worked with the arts company - including Mike
Figgis, Lemn Sissay and Rosemary Lee - photographed by Hugo Glendinning,
taken in and around Toynbee Studios. For a full programme of what's on at Toynbee Studios go to Artsadmin's
website and click on artsadmin.co.uk/events.

 

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Aldgate East Tube Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
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Whitechapel Overground Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
 
 
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Spitalfields Car Park
 
6 minutes walk
 
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8 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £110  39% off
196 Bishopsgate, EC2M | 6 minutes from Toynbee Studios
From studio apartments to one and two beds, 196 Bishopsgate offers a full range of self-catering flats that give you more independence than a hotel. Apartments ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £84  31% off
7 Pepys Street, EC3N | 9 minutes from Toynbee Studios
The brand new purpose built DoubleTree Hotel Tower of London is a few minutes walk from Tower Hill and Fenchurch Street stations. With iMac entertainment systems ... More
 
 
 
South Place Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel
3 South Place, EC2M | 9 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Located within arms reach of both Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations, is South Place Hotel, a luxury London hotel featuring three swanky bars and two top-notch ... More
 
 
 
 
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The Nursery Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
2 Finsbury Square, EC2A | 14 minutes from Toynbee Studios
From 1st June 2017 The Nursery Theatre opens a new improv theatre at 2 Finsbury Square as part of the Theatre Delicatessen building ... More
 
 
 
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Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 18 minutes from Toynbee Studios
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up. Designed ... More
 
 
 
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Barbican Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Silk Street, City, London EC2Y | 18 minutes from Toynbee Studios
The Barbican Centre's two theatre spaces - the Barbican Theatre and The Pit - offer everything from gritty reality to far-flung fantasy, from dance to ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Aldgate
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Goodman's Fields, 2 Canter Way, E1 | 5 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Part of an upmarket development, Goodman's Fields, Curzon Aldgate is a new-build cinema in the East End. Enter through the lounge/bar with its leather sofas ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
91 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Popular with the Shoreditch crowd on the weekends, The Old Truman Brewery houses more than 200 small, creative businesses, a bar and several areas for hire. ... More
 
 
 
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Dabbers Social Bingo
London > Entertainment >
13-22 Houndsditch, EC3A | 6 minutes from Toynbee Studios
The UK's first immersive modern bingo hall, Dabbers Social Bingo revitalises the iconic British pastime with a theatrical drinking, dining and entertainment experience. Cups of ... More
 
 
 
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Eileen Simpson And Ben White (Open Music Archive): Once Heard Before
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 27th August 2019 to 5th January 2020 - Various Times
Toynbee Studios, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 2 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Beat-makers and emcees mutate hit records from the 1950s and 1960s into new sounds, plus a screening of the film Once Heard Before....More
 
 
 
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Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th September 2019 to 12th January 2020 - Various Times
Toynbee Studios, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 2 minutes from Toynbee Studios
This retrospective of the artist's work spans six decades and includes, drawings, sculpture prints and film....More
 
 
 
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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th May to 13th November 2019
Toynbee Studios, 56 Leadenhall Street
, EC3A | 8 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Jeff Wayne's epic 1978 musical version of War of the Worlds has been brought to life as an immersive VR experience. Combining immersive theatre, virtual reality, ...More
 
 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 2 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty ... More
 
 
 
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Brick Lane
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 2 minutes from Toynbee Studios
London's own "Curry Mile", Brick Lane is home to so much more than first-rate spiced food, it also plays host to Jewish bagel shops, Indian sari ... More
 
 
 
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Fotografiska London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, E1 | 3 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Showing up to seven exhibitions at one time, all of which are accessible with one entry ticket, Fotografiska London follows the successful model ... More
 
 
 
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Petticoat Lane Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Between Middlesex and Goulston Streets, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Petticoat Lane is London's world famous Sunday market and sells mainly clothes for men, women and children, from street-cred clubwear to over-orders of designer goods and ... More
 
 
 
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The Laundry Room
London > Shopping >
3 Fournier Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Toynbee Studios
The Laundry Room presents its very first Christmas Pop-Up Shop, taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2011 in east London. Housed on the ground floor ... More
 
 
 
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Lola's Cupcakes, Spitalfields
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
Bishops Square, Spitalfields, London E1 | 4 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
 
 
 
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The Culpeper
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
40 Commercial Street, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Toynbee Studios
From the outset, when Nico Treguer, Gareth Roberts and Bash Redford began restoring The Culpeper pub in June 2014, they created a rooftop kitchen garden and ... More
 
 
 
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Hungry Donkey
London > Restaurants > Greek restaurants
56 Wentworth Street, Aldgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 1 minute from Toynbee Studios
Modern all-day Greek restaurant specialising in simple, authentic Greek cuisine, Hungry Donkey has been inspired by classic Greek street food. Open ... More
 
 
 
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Absurd Bird Spitalfields
London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
54 Commercial Street, E1 | 2 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Using only ethically sourced, hormone-free chickens from Fosse Meadows Farm - where traditional free-range farming techniques are used - Absurd Bird feeds Londoners with some of ... More
 
 
 
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 12 minutes from Toynbee Studios
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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The Making Space
London > Education > Evening Classes
10 Sunbury Workshops, Swanfield Street, Shoreditch, London E2 | 14 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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City Journalism
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 19 minutes from Toynbee Studios
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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All Star Lanes, Brick Lane
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95 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London E1 | 6 minutes from Toynbee Studios
The third of these increasingly popular 1950s retro-America style bowling alleys opened in late 2008 to much critical acclaim. Located in the Old Truman Brewery on ... More
 
 
 
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The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, Shoreditch, London E1 | 6 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Spread over three floors L!FE is a unique space within The Old Truman Brewery where yoga, food and music sit side-by-side. ... More
 
 
 
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45 Prescot Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 | 7 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Free to use for all hotel residents, the Tower Bridge Health and Fitness Club boasts a range of luxury fitness and spa services. The fully equipped ... More
 
 
 
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Leman Street Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
31 Leman Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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The George
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Liverpool Street, City, London EC2M | 7 minutes from Toynbee Studios
One of five different restaurants and bars within the confines of the Andaz hotel, the George is a traditional looking pub - not your typical hotel ... More
 
 
 
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The Crown and Shuttle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
226 Shoreditch High Street, Shoreditch, London E1 | 9 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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Discount Suit Company
London > Nightlife > Bars
29A Wentworth Street, Petticoat Lane Market, E1 | 3 minutes from Toynbee Studios
In a former suit tailor's storeroom on Wentworth Street near Petticoat Lane you'll find the Discount Suit Company. No longer a place ... More
 
 
 
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BOTTLES
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
67 Brushfield Street, E1 | 4 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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Jin Bo Law
London > Nightlife > Bars
Dorsett City London, 9 Aldgate High Street, EC3N | 4 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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Christ Church Spitalfields
London > Business > Venue Hire
2 Fournier Street, Broadgate, Spitalfields, London E1 | 3 minutes from Toynbee Studios
Built in 1729, Nicholas Hawksmoor's Christ Church creation was declared dangerous and closed in 1956. Vigorous campaigning, from the poet Sir John Betjeman among others, eventually ... More
 
 
 
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Coopers' Hall
London > Business > Venue Hire
13 Devonshire Sq, Broadgate, City, London EC2M | 6 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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30 St Mary Axe - Top Floor Restaurant at The Gherkin
London > Business > Venue Hire
30 St Mary Axe, Aldgate, City, London EC3A | 7 minutes from Toynbee Studios
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Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary
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Whitechapel Gallery 2 minutes walk from Toynbee Studios

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Jeff Wayne's War of The Worlds, The Immersive Experience
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