Tooting WI

A modern Women’s Institute for local ladies to learn new things and meet new people

The Tooting WI (Women’s Institute) is a local group of London women who meet regularly to socialise, learn and connect. We have fun while also supporting local communities and wider campaigns.

When and where do you meet?

When: The second Wednesday of every month at 19:30. We usually end by 21:30.
Where: Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Road, Tooting, SW17 7RH
This is an accessible venue. We try to ensure that all of our activities are as accessible as possible, but get in touch with us if you’re unsure about attending or have specific requirements.

Read more about our programme for 2024 – 25 monthly meetings and clubs.

Who can join?

We welcome women of any background or age. We’re very inclusive and friendly.

Some of us work and some are retired. Some of us have kids, and some of us don’t. Some of us live in Tooting, and some of us are from other bits of London. Quite a lot of us are in our 30s and 40s, but we’re actually a mixed bunch.

Many of our members are ‘first time’ WI members who have never made jam and can’t bake or knit 😊

How do I join and how much does it cost?

To join the Tooting WI, you need to fill in a membership form and pay an annual membership fee. It costs £48 for an annual membership to the Tooting WI. Although we’re a charity, and the committee are volunteers, this membership helps us to pay for running costs, activities and events. Our How to join page has simple instructions on how to join, and information about what your membership includes.

By becoming a member, you can come along to our monthly meetings where we have lots of interesting speakers and activities, and also join our clubs. Read more about our monthly meetings and clubs.

You can try a ‘taster’ session as a guest to see what it’s like (with a small donation welcome). Contact us to find out more.