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The Craft Building, 12 Greatorex Street, London, E1 5NF

The Craft Building is exclusively let to INTO students. This newly refurbished accommodation is conveniently located near to Aldgate East underground station in zone 1, with easy links to all major London universities.

Great location
All inclusive bills
Free broadband
On-site laundry
Bike storage
Free contents insurance
On-site security and CCTV
En-suite bedrooms

Pricing & Room Information

Prices for the 2018/19 academic year are available on request from INTO.



All rent payments are made directly to INTO. Please contact your INTO representative for more information. 

Great location

Perfectly located in the heart of the of the city!

All inclusive bills

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

Free 10MB broadband

Free 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

The Craft Building is exclusively let to INTO students.This is a great base from where you can make the most of your London Student life. The accommodation is located a short walk from Aldgate East underground station, and there are great bus links, so you can be anywhere in the city in no time!

Our newly refurbished site offers en-suite rooms arranged in flats for eight people. All rooms have a broadband connection and there is also Wi-Fi throughout the building. Each flat has a shared kitchen and dining area, perfect for catching up with your flat mates. This area is cleaned for you on a weekly basis so that's one less thing for you to worry about. We also have self-contained studios available.

The building has great security features including fob entry system for the building and key access to the flats and rooms. There are also CCTV cameras in and around the building. The site offers an on-site laundry and bike storage facilities so you will have everything you need on your doorstep.

The Craft Building is managed by the team at Don Gratton House which is situated around the corner at 82 Old Montague Street and has 24 hour staff presence.

Floor Plan

example flat layout for The Craft Building, London

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


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There is a vibrant atmosphere in this part of East London with some of the most 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 The Craft Building is Aldgate East, which is served by the District and Hammersmith & City lines. The Craft Building is within Zone 1 of the underground, offering convenient travel to all of London's top city centre destinations.


Nearby to the Craft Building student accommodation.


Additional Information

The Craft Building is let directly to INTO students only.

If you are studying with INTO and would like to apply for accommodation in the Craft Building please contact INTO.

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 sign a copy of your licence agreement and 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.


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.

As booking fees and rent instalments are managed by INTO, we are not able to process any refunds. You should report any cancellations directly to INTO.

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.

Craft Building Residents' Guide (PDF 1.5MB)

Licence Agreement

The Sample License 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 The Craft Building call 0207 6556 960 or email us Dongratton.House@sanctuary-students.com

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 license 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.


The Craft Building 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 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 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 The Craft Building.