50 Crispin Street, London, Greater London E1 6HQ
Lilian Knowles House is available exclusively to postgraduates at The London School of Economics. This accommodation offers a fantastic central location just five minutes' walk from zone 1 Liverpool Street Station, and opposite the famous and newly renovated Spitalfields Market.
From £146.00 per week
|366 Students||Flats of 4-8 bedrooms||En-suite available|
How to apply
Sanctuary Students own and manage Lillian Knowles for London School of Economics (LSE) students.
Applications for accommodation are received and processed by the London School of Economics Residential Services Office. To apply for a place in one of our residences you need to complete LSE online application or contact the LSE Residential Services office at:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531
The University decides who is eligible for an offer of accommodation at one of our residences. We receive their first nominations in April and send offers at that time. You will then need to accept the offer.
Lilian Knowles House is in a great city centre location just 5 minutes' walk from zone 1 Liverpool Street Station, with underground and National Rail services. It's also opposite the famous and newly renovated Spitalfields Market, where you can find a great range of vintage-style clothing as well as a large number of stylish shops and restaurants.
The iconic London Bridge is just a 20 minute walk away, as is Canary Wharf and Bank Underground Station. Other local points of interest include the Bishopsgate Institute just three minutes away and the Bank of England museum, 15 minutes away.
LSE is just 20 minutes away by public transport, making Lilian Knowles House the ideal location for studying and enjoying all that the city has to offer.
Local construction works
Lilian Knowles House is located in Spitafields, an area steeped in traditional London heritage and home to historic buildings.
Due for completion in 2018, the London Fruit and Wool Exchange building on Crispin Street and Brushfield Street will be renovated to provide retail, restaurant, café, office and community spaces.
The construction works began in May 2015 and could cause some disruption between 8am and 6pm for students staying in Lilian Knowles House.
We will work closely with the construction firms to ensure that noise levels and disturbances are kept to a minimum.
Further details about the project can be found at www.lfwe.com
Please contact Lilian Knowles House if you have any further queries.
Broadband services are provided by Keycom - one of the UK's leading providers of Internet services for student accommodation.
The Keycom services that are included within your rental price include:
- KeySurf - Broadband at speeds up to 8Mb symmetric. You will also have the option to upgrade to a 20Mb or 50Mb service.
- KeyView - IPTV, delivering a range of TV channels direct to your PC or laptop.
You can collect your keys from the day your contract starts. On arrival you will be directed to the residence office front desk for check in. You will be required to have a photo taken for your ID/entry card.
For check in you will need to bring ID and a copy of your offer letter/email or payment receipt.
An area to park and unload your belongings will be available. Because of limited parking space you will be asked to move any vehicle as soon as you have unloaded.
To cancel your acceptance of our offer you must email the Accommodation Support Office at London.Students@sanctuary-students.com at least seven days before the start date of your licence. If you cancel your acceptance at least seven days before the start date of your licence you will be entitled to a refund of your reservation fee, but not your administration fee. If you accept an offer within seven days of the start date of your licence the reservation fee is not refundable.
If you do not notify us by email of your cancellation of your acceptance you will not be entitled to a refund of your reservation fee. If you cancel your acceptance before the start date of your licence any licence fee paid to us will be refunded. If the start date of your licence has passed and you have moved into the room you cannot cancel your acceptance and may be responsible for the payment of the licence fee until the end of your licence.
Please see your licence agreement for more details on refunds and how to end your licence once you have moved in.
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Your handbook contains all the essential information you'll need to know when you move in with us.
The Licence Agreement is available to view online and details the terms and conditions of your contract with us.
Get in touch
To find out more about the accommodation at Lilian Knowles House call 0207 492 4960 or email us LilianKnowles.House@sanctuary-students.com
If you are bringing a TV to watch live TV, or if you receive or record live TV programmes on any other device, such as a laptop, you will need a TV Licence. You won’t be covered by your parents’ licence. Our TV licences only cover the TVs that we provide, for example in common rooms and lounge areas.
For more information and to buy your licence, visit the TV Licencing website. There are a variety of payment plans available.
The TV licensing authorities recognise that most students do not need the final three months of a TV licence as you leave the accommodation during the summer. You may be able to receive a refund for this period, provided that you don’t need your licence again before it expires.
If you do not have a TV Licence but you receive or record live TV you could face prosecution from the TV Licensing Authority.
At Sanctuary Students we offer specialist insurance cover for all of our students through Cover4Students.com.
.All of our accommodation is covered as Basic Cover.
Basic Cover Explained
Your possessions, desktop and laptop computer equipment are insured for theft, fire, flood, burst pipes, storm, vandalism, explosion and lightning. Cover applies within your accommodation, in any temporary residence and in transit at the beginning and end of each term.
This summary does not describe all the terms and conditions of the policy and does not form the contract between you and the insurance provider, so please take the time to read the policy wording on the Cover4Students website to make sure you understand the cover it provides. You can also read the full Sanctuary Students Insurance Policy [PDF 131KB].
If you wish to bring a car to London you will need to apply for a residents' parking permit through Tower Hamlets Borough Council and park on the streets surrounding Lilian Knowles House.