Don Gratton House

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.

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Room info
& pricing

Standard bed

Double en-suite

Tenancy length: 44 or 50 weeks
Fridge and freezer
Date available: 02/09/2024
Ironing board
Dining area
Mop & bucket
Double bed
Shelving units
Desk chair
En-suite bathroom
per week


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.

Your new
home journey

Moving to a new city and living in student accommodation can be overwhelming, but also really exciting. At Sanctuary Students, we’re here to help you every step of the way – and that starts with finding you your perfect student home.

Whether you spend one, two, three or more years staying with us, we can guarantee you’ll find a student property in a great location, with modern facilities and a built-in student community. And support from our friendly staff, of course!

From your initial application to move-in day, we’re here to answer any of your questions and make the moving process as smooth as possible. Click the button below to contact us today or find out more about staying with Sanctuary Students.

Find your perfect property

From fully furnished flats to self-contained studio apartments, Sanctuary Students has student accommodation properties available around the UK, from Dundee to Brighton.

Arrange a viewing & apply

Step into the student life and arrange a viewing of your selected student property. When you’re ready to apply, simply register online with us and secure your booking.

Check out how to apply here

Meet your roommates

You can join the Sanctuary Students community before you even arrive! Connect with your new flatmates through our Facebook page (Sanctuary Students UK) or Instagram (@sancstudents).

Moving day

Now it’s time for the most exciting part: moving day! Have questions? Learn more about what to expect here, and contact your student property team with any questions.

What's nearby?

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.

Additional information
Money matters

You are required to make a £400 advanced rent prepayment at the time of accepting your offer. The advanced rent prepayment is credited towards the first instalment of your rent.

You can pay your rent in various instalments. The dates of your instalments are detailed in your accepted contract.

If you are struggling to make payments, please contact us as soon as possible by calling 0870 397 2138 so we can help.

Room types

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.

Double en-suite room

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


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.

Moving day

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 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.


We hope you are as excited as we are about your stay with us and won’t need to cancel your room… But we know unexpected things can happen from time to time.

So, if you do need to cancel your contract:

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.

Within 45 days of your contract start date
During the last 45 days before the start of your tenancy – you will only be able to cancel the contract 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 into the property.

Exceptional Circumstances
Find out more about our Contract Release process.

Let us know as soon as possible if you decide to cancel the contract. Any cancellations will need to be made to your on-site team in writing. If you are entitled to a refund, these are normally processed within 14 working days.

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



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

Licence Agreement

The Sample Tenancy Agreement 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.