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

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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.

*Availability Update 2017/18 Applications*
All room types in this residence are sold out.

Application and Acceptance Process
LSE manages the application process for Lilian Knowles in conjunction with Sanctuary Students. LSE makes only initial offers of accommodation to Lilian Knowles. Once you accept this initial offer, LSE will pass on your details to Sanctuary Students. Sanctuary Students will then contact you to invite you to create an account with Sanctuary Students and complete your reservation with them directly. If you have received an offer of accommodation for Lilian Knowles, please read the following document for detailed information on how to accept your offer: How to Apply to Lilian Knowles [PDF]

For current availability for 2016/17, please visit: Current and upcoming vacancies

Fees 2016-17
Full session (50 weeks), self-catered
Annual cost: £7,428.39 - £12,999.69 (50 week contract)

Single en suite rooms £148.99 to £182.06 per week
Single studio flats £182.06 to £232.08 per week
One bed flats £253.59 to £260.74 per week
Common room fee - £10 per term
Also see: Fees - how much you need to pay

Contract length
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 a 30-40 minute walk from 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 a self-service laundry. For 2016/17, the price of a super wash is £3.70, a wash is £3.20 and a dry is £1.20.

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 School location indicated - large version