How to contact us


Residential Services
Accommodation Office
3.02, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 
10:00 am - 4:30 pm




Lilian Knowles House
50 Crispin Street
E1 6HQ

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


Sanctuary Management Services:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7841 0480

Who's who at Lilian Knowles House|


Lilian Knowles House

Lilian Knowles House is home for 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 Management Services.

Lilian Knowles view from the road

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. Find out more about Life around Lillian Knowles House|

Closest tube: Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street

Walking to the School|
Local area map
Lilian Knowles image gallery|

Useful links:
Sanctuary Management Services| [external]



Lilian Knowles student common room

Does my rent include meals?
Lilian Knowles 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?
All areas including bedrooms have Wi-Fi. Additionally, there is a high speed LAN socket in your room, that allows you to connect straight to the LSE network and the internet.

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 features 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]

Lilian Knowles studend speaking to receptionist

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

Room sizes
The price of a room depends on a number of 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 12 m2 to 22m2
  • One bed flat sizes are on average 21-27m2 
  • For more details on room sizes, visit: Lilian Knowles House [at Sanctuary Management Services] 

Sizes are for guidance only, as rooms vary

Fees 2014-15
Full session (50 weeks)

  • Single en suite rooms £144.48 to £176.54
  • Single studio flats £176.54 to £225.05
  • One bed flats £245.91
  • Common room fee - £10 per term
  • Also see: LSE accommodation fees 2014-15 [PDF]

For more details on fees, visit: Lilian Knowles House| [at Sanctuary Management Services] 

Lilian Knowles internal courtyard

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!'