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|