Don Gratton House, 82 Old Montague Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 5NN

Don Gratton House provides excellent value zone 1 student accommodation. It is ideally located in Whitechapel allowing you to enjoy a central London living experience, whilst also being just moments away from the attractions of London’s vibrant East End.

Due to our fantastic location, we have multiple university campuses that are easily within walking distance. In addition, Don Gratton House is excellently served by Aldgate East and Whitechapel tube stations on your doorstep as well as a convenient network of bus routes which means no matter where you study, we should be a great fit for you.

We offer a fantastic living experience for any student throughout their time at university. Our shared student flats are equipped with comfortable small double beds, en-suite bathrooms, 250MB WI-FI and all-inclusive bills at a great price.

Great location
All inclusive bills
Common room
Free broadband and Wi-Fi throughout
On-site laundry
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
En-suite double bedrooms

Pricing & Room Information

Room Type Room Size Tenancy Length From Prices From
Double En-suite 2.5m x 4m 50 weeks 1 September £231

You can pay your rent in 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 or 11 instalments. The dates for these can be found on our Money matters page.

Our flexible cancellation option allows you to cancel up to and including 45 days before the start of your tenancy.

You will be charged £1 advanced rent* at the time of accepting your offer. Once the payment is made, it will be deducted from your total rent amount.

Once you have booked, you can choose to pay in 1 or 3 instalments, with the first payment to be taken in August just before you arrive.

When the time comes to move out, we will inspect the property and you may be liable to pay additional charges if we find any damage.

If you have chosen to pay in three instalments, you will need to remember to pay your rent on time, however if you are struggling to make payments, please contact us as soon as possible by calling 0870 600 4777 so we can help.

Double en-suite room

Our rooms here are great value, with a double bed, private en-suite bathroom, double wardrobe and study space too.

All inclusive bills

Your weekly rent is all inclusive meaning you won't have to pay any extra bills.

Common room

Lets play! Games machines and table sports are available in the common room

Free 10MB broadband

Super-speedy Broadband in your bedroom means you're always connected.

On-site laundry

On-site laundry facilities provided by Circuit Laundry.

Bike storage

On-site storage to keep your bike dry and safely locked.

Free contents insurance

You’re protected by contents insurance from Cover4Students which covers your possessions for free.

On-site security and CCTV

You’re safe and sound with our 24 hour CCTV.


Your very own private bathroom so you can sing in the shower as much as like!


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Property Overview


Don Gratton House is available to students who attend any university in London. Our student accommodation in Whitechapel offers easy access to a wide range of university campuses including:

  • Queen Mary University of London (QMU)
  • Kings College London (KCL)
  • University College London (UCL)
  • University of the Arts London (UAL)
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • University College London Hospital 
  • The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Our student rooms are fully furnished so you can move straight in, with plenty of room for your favourite things to help you feel at home in no time. All rooms here have their own private en-suite bathroom, giving you have a little extra privacy.

There are six or seven students in each flat who you’ll soon make friends with. You’ll share a fully-fitted communal kitchen, dining and living area. We provide a free weekly kitchen clean included in your rent price.

Our communal facilities are there for you to make the most of during your stay including an on-site laundry room, outdoor space with seating areas as well as a large common room where you can relax with friends. Bikes are one of the best ways to get around in London and you can bring yours with you and keep it in our storage area. We’ve got a dedicated on-site team who are available from 8am until 8pm; Monday to Friday should you need help or have any questions.

The nearest underground stations to our student flats are Aldgate East in Zone 1 and Whitechapel in Zone 2, both of which are just a short walk away, giving easy access to London city centre. There are also many bus links nearby, making Don Gratton House ideal student accommodation.

Floor Plan

Floorplan of Don Gratton House with double bedrooms

This is a typical layout and actual apartments within this site may vary.

Double en-suite room

Our rooms here are great value, with a double bed, private en-suite bathroom, double wardrobe and study space too.

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Have a look around

Have a look around Don Gratton House using the 360 video tour below. Move your phone or mouse around whilst the video plays to look around.

Or use the 360 degree, virtual tours below to see a typical room and shared areas:


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You want to make the most of free time as well as study time and Don Gratton House can help you do just that.

Located in East London, this vibrant area is buzzing with activity, making it a great place for students. You will be spoilt for choice with a number of renowned restaurants, bars and clubs in and around Whitechapel, as well as being close to the City and trendy neighbourhood of Shoreditch.

Brick Lane is also host to a large street market each Sunday, attracting crowds of bargain-hunters from all over London. Why not pop along and see if you can pick yourself up a bargain, we think it’s definitely worth a visit!

Sitting between Aldgate East and Whitechapel underground stations, as well as being surrounded by a number of bus services, getting out and about to explore East and Central London is easy.

To find out more about the city, check out our London City Guide.


Additional Information

Applications for 2023/24

Apply online and secure your room for £1*, plus there’s no deposit to pay.

Email account

With your email address being the best and easiest way for us to get in touch with you; we will email your e-contract as well as updates and arrival information. We don’t want you to miss out on anything so don’t forget to let us know if you change your email address.


You will need to give us your guarantor’s personal details – someone who is legally obliged to pay the rent if you can’t. Your guarantor will need to:

  • be over 18
  • be a UK resident (with an address in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland)
  • have a regular income, assets or savings (which are sufficient to meet your potential liabilities)

Remember to get their consent before giving us their details. If you do not have a suitable guarantor, you will need to make payment for your accommodation in full. Please contact the office staff if you need to do this.

Credit/Debit Card

Once you have accepted your offer of accommodation, you will need to pay your £1 advanced rent to secure the room and also set up a recurring card payment for your payment instalments unless you have paid in full.

*£1 is advance rent and will be deducted from your total rent amount.

Broadband services are provided by Glide – one the UK's leading providers of Internet services for student accommodation.

The Glide services that are included within your rental price include Broadband at speeds up to 250MB symmetric.

We want to ensure moving in day goes as smoothly and hassle free as possible without any delays. To help us with this, please remember to upload the following information before moving day:

  • Upload your Guarantor Deed
  • Upload two passport sized photos of yourself

Click here to login and upload your documents.

Checking in…

You will find us at the reception desk at the front of the building. Bring some photographic ID with you such as a driving license or passport. We are more than happy for you to arrange for someone to collect your keys on your behalf, but we will need written permission from you.

Out of Hours

Our office hours on move in day are 8am to 8pm, outside of these hours our security team are available. If you will be arriving out of hours please email us at to let us know in advance or if you are running late on the day, call us on 0207 655 6960. Keys are safely locked away overnight, without prior notice, keys will not be available outside of office hours.

Parking & luggage…

You will need to collect your keys before you start unloading your car. Once you have your keys, you can use the small car park for 20 minutes while you unload your things. However, please bear in mind we will have lots of students wanting to do the same, so please use a local car park after that.

If you wish to cancel your agreement:

Up to and including 45 days before the start of your tenancy

You can cancel at any time during this period, but there will be a reasonable administration charge.

During the last 45 days before the start of your tenancy – you will only be able to cancel this agreement if a suitable replacement tenant is found to take your place. Either you can find a suitable replacement tenant yourself, or we can find one for you. However if it is left to us, we will only do this after all our other rooms have been let. In either case there will be a reasonable administration charge.

Note: If no replacement tenant is found, you will be responsible for payment of the rent in full, even if you do not move in to the property.

Within 45 days of your contract start date

We will only be able to cancel your contract with us within the last 45 days before the contract start date in an exceptional circumstance. Find out more about our Contract Release process.


Please let us know as soon as possible if you decide to cancel the agreement. Any written cancellations and refunds will need to be made to your on-site team. Refunds are normally processed within 14 working days.


We may withdraw an offer of accommodation or cancel a contract if you have any outstanding fees from a previous stay with us.

We hope we’ve covered all your questions about Don Gratton House, but if you feel anything has been left unanswered, take a look at FAQs page, some of them may have been answered here, for anything else please get in touch with us or click ‘Chat to us’ at the bottom of the page.

Useful links

We thought you might find these links useful during your stay here:

  • Information about UK Border Agency
    UK Border Agency
  • Information about UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA)  
  • Your guide to culture shock
    Culture shock
  • Information about the National Union of Students (NHS)


Your handbook is full of essential information you will need to know when you move in with us. You will receive a hard copy on the day you move in, but feel free to take a look through the below to familiarise yourself with everything you need to know in advance.

Don Gratton House Residents' Guide (PDF 575KB)

Licence Agreement

The Sample Tenancy Agreement (PDF 442KB) gives you an idea of the terms and conditions of your contract with us. 

TV licence

You may want to bring a TV with you for your room and please feel free to do so, but please remember if you will be watching live TV or receive or record live TV programs, you will need a TV license. This applies to all other devices you may watch TV on too such as laptops and iPads. You won’t be covered on your parents’ license or our licenses as they over cover the TV’s we provide in common rooms and lounge areas. You now also need a TV license to watch BBC iPlayer.

To find out more, look at payment plans or to buy your license, visit the TV Licensing website

The authorities do recognise that most students do not need the final three months of a license as you leave our accommodation during the summer, so you may be able to receive a refund for this period if you don’t need it again before it expires.

Remember, if you do not have a TV license and you receive or record live TV, you could face prosecution from the TV Licensing Authority.


We know washing your clothes can be a boring chore, so we use Circuit Laundry Systems at Don Gratton House to make it as quick and easy as possible. All you need to do is purchase a top-up card to pay for your washing and drying in advance either online or using one of the on-site machines. Or why not download the Circuit app, you can top your card up straight from your phone making it even quicker and easier.

Ask our team about getting a top-up card and there plenty of Circuit’s ‘how to use’ videos for more information.


We want to ensure you are covered during your stay with us. That’s why we offer specialist insurance cover for all of our students through All accommodation is covered under Basic Cover Insurance. Wondering what that means? Let us explain:

All your possessions, desktop and laptop equipment are insured for theft, fire, flood, burst pipes, storm, vandalism, explosion and lightning. Cover applies within your accommodation, in temporary residence and in transit at the beginning and end of each term.

This is just a summary and 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 thoroughly on the ​​​​​Cover4Students website to make sure you fully understand the cover provided.

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