How to contact us

Lilian Knowles House
50 Crispin Street
E1 6HQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7492 4960
Fax: +44 (0)20 7492 4961


Sanctuary Students
Tel: +44 (0)20 7841 0480

Who's who at Lilian Knowles House


Life around Lilian Knowles House

Please note that these listings do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.  

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Tesco Metro  - supermarket
158-164 Bishopsgate,
London, EC2M 4LN

Marks and Spencer Simply Food - supermarket
Liverpool Street Station,
Liverpool St,
London, EC2M 7QH 

Other shopping

Close to Shoreditch High Street you’ll find Brick Lane Market. This a great place for vintage shopping for a wide range of clothing and antiques. Brick Lane is also famous for its nightlife, attractions and food.
Visit: Brick Lane

Also next to Shoreditch High Street is the BoxPark, London’s only pop-up mall. Made entirely from shipping containers, you’ll find leading designer brands and frequent events.
Visit: Boxpark

Explore a little more and you’ll find London’s oldest market, Spitalfields. Come here for independent shops and traders offering innovative fashion and interiors, original artworks and food.
Visit: Spitalfields


Boots Pharmacy
59-60 Houndsditch,
London, EC3A 7BE

Post Office

11 White Kennet Street,
London, E1 7BS

To find alternatives, use the Post Office branch finder.

Police station

Brick Lane Police station
25 Brick Lane,
London,  E1 6PU
Visit: Brick Lane Police Station - Metropolitan Police

Cash machines

The closest cash machines are listed below. Alternatively, enter postcode EC1R 4TY into the Link ATM locator.

Natwest Bank
Spitalfields Market,
Brushfield Street,
London, E1 6AA

Barclays’s Bank
101 Commercial Street,
London, E1 6DE

Parks and green spaces

Haggerston Park, north towards Haggerston.
Visit: Haggerston Park

Weavers Fields, east toward Bethnal Green.
Visit: Weavers Fields


Local storage companies include:

Safestore Whitechapel
85 Stepney Way
London E1 2EN
Visit: Safestore Whitechapel

Places to eat

Here is a small selection of favourites. For more ideas, visit: Time Out London  

Italian   - Sweet Basil
65 Brushfield Street,
London, E1 6AA
Visit: Sweet Basil

Pizza - Pizza East
Tea Building,
56 Shoreditch High Street,
London, E1 6JJ
Visit: Pizza East

Thai - Rosa’s Thai Cafe
12 Hanbury Street,
London, E1 6QR
Visit: Rosa’s Thai Cafe

Indian - Reema Balti House
48 Hanbury Street,
London, E1 5JL
Visit: Reema Balti House

British - Hawksmoor Spitalfields
157a Commercial Street,
London, E1 6BJ
Visit: Hawksmoor Spitalfields


The Barbican Centre and  Wilton's Music Hall are within walking distance to Lilian Knowles House.  

You’re also a short public transport journey from the Southbank, where you can find Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre.

For a good local independent cinema, try the Aubin Cinema  on Redchurch Street.

Museums and galleries

In nearby Hoxton, you can visit The Geffrye Museum. It specialise in the history of the English domestic interior.
Visit: Geffrye Museum

The Whitechapel Gallery is close by in Hoxton
Visit: Whitechapel Gallery

Travel to Southbank for the Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern, to see some of London’s  best contemporary exhibitions.

The Barbican Centre for performing arts, with temporary exhibitions and permanent collections is a 15 minute walk away. Visit: Barbican Centre

The Museum of London is located on London Wall, near the Barbican Centre. Visit: Museum of London.

For more museums and galleries visit: Time Out London


Travel north to Dalston for The Nest and The Vortex Jazz Club.
Visit: The Nest
Visit: Vortex

In Shoreditch, you’ll find the XOYO club as well as many bars on Brick Lane.
Visit: Xoyo

For more nightlife ideas, visit: Time Out London  

Gyms and leisure activities

Get Active London lists sport activities and clubs in the local area. Visit: Get Active London

One local commercial gym is:  

Fitness First
Liverpool Street Railway Station,
Liverpool St,
London, EC2M 7PY
Visit: Fitness First - Liverpool Street