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

Don Gratton House is located in Whitechapel, providing excellent zone 1 student accommodation in London's vibrant East End with easy access to the famous Brick Lane.

Its shared student flats with en-suite bathrooms are available on a 42 week tenancy length, with weekly rent payable in 1 or 3 instalments, and offer great student accommodation for the University of the Arts London. Its location puts the District, Hammersmith & City and Overground lines less than 10 minutes walk away via Aldgate East and Whitechapel tube stations.

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

Pricing & Room Information

Room Type Room Size Tenancy Length From Weekly Rent
Standard En-suite 2.5m x 4m 42 weeks 01/09/2018 £195.00

You can pay your rent in 1 or 3 instalments.

1 instalment 3 instalments
24/08/2018 24/08/2018

All students are required to pay a booking fee to accept a place in our accommodation. The booking fee includes a £75.00 non-refundable administration fee and a £325.00 advanced rent prepayment. The advanced rent prepayment is refundable if you cancel your acceptance of our offer within the cancellation period. Once you have moved in, the advanced rent prepayment is credited towards the first instalment of your accommodation fee.


In addition to the booking fee, you must pay the first instalment of your accommodation fee by the date specified on your licence agreement.

Once your offer has been accepted, you can pay your accommodation fees at any time by logging into your account on our website. The accommodation fees are split into three instalments from the start of the academic year, with the number of instalments reducing for students who move in later on during the year.

Subsequent accommodation fee instalments are normally due around the start of the academic terms.

Standard En-suite

This room type has a single bed and private bathroom.

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

An on-site laundry 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!


Property Overview

Don Gratton House provides student accommodation in London's vibrant East End, close to the famous Brick Lane.

The nearest underground station to our student flats is Aldgate East in zone 1 and Whitechapel in Zone 2, both of which are just a short walk away and provide easy access to London city centre. There are also many bus links nearby, making Don Gratton House an ideal accommodation for University of the Arts London students.

Bedrooms are arranged in flats for six or seven people, with a shared kitchen and dining area which is cleaned on a weekly basis. Additional facilities include a common room with TV and vending machines, on-site laundry and bike storage.

Don Gratton House has an entry card system, 24-hour reception desk and CCTV cameras for your peace of mind. You'll also enjoy all-inclusive bills with free broadband and contents insurance as well as 24 hour maintenance support, making your time with us hassle-free.

Floor Plan

example flat layout for Don Gratton House, London

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

Standard En-suite

This room type has a single bed and private bathroom.

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Don Gratton is located in a vibrant area of East London with renowned restaurants and bars in nearby Brick Lane. Brick Lane also plays host to a large street market on Sundays which draws crowds of bargain-hunters from all over London. Definitely worth a visit!

The nearest underground station to Don Gratton House is Aldgate East, which is serviced by the District & Hammersmith & City lines.

Nearby locations to Don Gratton student accommodation


Additional Information

Sanctuary Students own and manage Don Gratton for University of the Arts (UAL) students.

Applications for accommodation are received and processed by the University of Arts, London accommodation office. To apply for a place in one of our residences you need to complete UAL's online application form

Or contact their accommodation office at

The University decides who is eligible for an offer of accommodation at one of our residences. We receive their first nominations in May and send offers at that time. You will then need to accept the offer.

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 12Mb 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.

The following is for guidance only, please read your Licence/Tenancy Agreement for your full contractual obligations.

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

You can cancel at any time during this period, but will we deduct a reasonable amount from your £75.00 administration charge. If you cancel with 45 days, you will receive a full refund of your £325.00 advanced rent prepayment.

During the last 45 days before the start of your tenancy – you will only be able to cancel this agreement if a suitable and eligible replacement tenant is found and you have informed our Accommodation Office by calling 0300 123 5050 or emailing

All replacements must be approved by your university and agreed with us.

Students applying to live at Don Gratton House must contact their university to find a suitable replacement. 

Students can find a suitable replacement themselves or we or your university can find a replacement on your behalf. However we will only accept the replacement once all our other rooms are full.

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.

Cancellation / Refunds

If you wish to cancel this agreement, you should let us know as soon as possible by emailing Refunds are normally processed within 14 working days.

Please see our Sample License Agreement (PDF 356KB) for more details on refunds and how to end your license once you have moved in.

Useful links

Find your nearest National Health Service (NHS) Doctor or Dentist on the NHS Services website

If you need free legal advice, please contact the Citizens Advice Bureau

Plan a journey on the London Underground with Transport for London

Find out about London and best places to visit

Applying for your student visa.

UK Border Agency

UKCISA - UK Council for International Student Affairs

Guide to Culture Shock

National Union of Students (NUS)


Your handbook contains all the essential information you'll need to know when you move in with us.

Don Gratton House Residents' Guide (PDF 1.5MB)

Licence Agreement

The Sample Licence to Occupy (PDF 356KB) is available to download with details of the terms and conditions of your contract with us.

Get in touch

To find out more about the accommodation at Don Gratton House, call 0207 6556 960 or email us

TV licence

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.

From September 2016, you’ll need a TV licence to watch the BBC iPlayer.

For more information and to buy your licence, visit the TV Licensing 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.


Don Gratton House now benefits from LaundryView which will make doing your laundry on-site even easier. The system, created by Circuit, allows you to go online and check the availability of washers and dryers in your building as well as see when other washes are about to end. 

To get started with LaundryView, you first need to find your halls.

Circuit also offer laundry top-up cards which allow you to pay for your washing and drying in advance by paying online or using one of the on-site machines. You can then use your card to pay for washing and drying as well as top-up your card straight from your mobile phone using the Circuit app.

Ask our team where to get a top-up card and take a look at Circuit’s ‘how to use’ videos for more information.


At Sanctuary Students we offer specialist insurance cover for all of our students through

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 783KB).


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 Don Gratton House.