How to contact us

Residential Services Office
and Residences Fees Team

3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531

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Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
For fee payments queries,
please visit between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm


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|




Lilian Knowles House virtual tour and information

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Lilian Knowles House is located near Liverpool Street Station and Spitalfields Market. It is home to up to 365 graduates students in 324 single rooms, 31 single studios with private shower/toilet facilities and 10 one-bedroom flats. Rooms are grouped into flats, comprising five or six bedrooms with shared kitchen. Lilian Knowles House is independently managed and owned by Sanctuary Students|.

Fees 2015-16
Full session (50 weeks), self-catered
Annual cost: £7,318.53 - £12,807.80 (50 week contract)

Single en suite rooms £146.79 to £179.36 per week
Single studio flats £179.36 to £228.65 per week
One bed flats £249.84 to £256.89 per week
Common room fee - £10 per term
Also see: LSE accommodation fees 2015-16| [PDF]

Contract length
Lilian Knowles House offers a 50 week contract, which includes Christmas, Easter and summer vacations.

Lilian Knowles House offers a 50 week contract, which includes Christmas, Easter and summer vacations.

Room sizes
Sizes are for guidance only, as rooms vary. The price of a room depends on factors such as location within the building, available natural light, or how close it is to shared facilities. That means that a more expensive room is not necessarily larger, or a smaller room cheaper. 

Single room sizes range from 8m2 to 14m2
Studio sizes range from 12m2 to 22m2
One bed flat sizes are on average 21m to 27m2

For more details on room sizes, visit: Lilian Knowles House| [at Sanctuary Students]

The residence is situated about a 30 minute walk of the School on the northern edge of the City of London. It is close to the vibrant Spitalfields Market and Liverpool Street Station.
Also visit: Life around Lillian Knowles House|  

Closest tube stations: Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street
Walking to the School|
Local area map|

Lilian Knowles House image gallery
Sanctuary Students| [external]

Are meals included in the rent?
No. Lilian Knowles House is a self catered hall. Well equipped kitchens are provided.

What is provided in the kitchens?
The hall is divided into groups of rooms around communal kitchens. Each kitchen contains an oven, stove with grill and fridge/freezer. There is also a microwave. To see what else is provided, download: What we provide in each hall| [PDF] 

Does Lilian Knowles House have Wi-Fi?
Yes, all areas including bedrooms include Wi-Fi.

What shared areas are there?
The lower ground floor houses a student common room,  TV room and a computer suite with a number of workstations and a printer. Also available is an inexpensive self-service laundry.

Is there disabled access?
The building has good disabled access.

Are the halls cleaned?
The communal areas of the hall are cleaned daily but you are responsible for cleaning your own room.

What bedding do I need to bring?
Residents will have to supply and launder their own bed linen and towels. To see what else is provided, download: What we provide in each hall| [PDF

Estelle says:

'Strolling on Columbia Road where you can buy freshly cut flowers each Sunday, trying vintage clothes and eating food from all parts of the world on Brick Lane, going out in trendy bars in Shoreditch, passing by St Paul's Cathedral to go to LSE: Lilian Knowles is undoubtedly in the coolest area of London!'



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Map of LSE residences with location of School indicated - small version|