The Craft Building

For the 2024/25 academic year, the accommodation is open to all students studying in London. This student accommodation is conveniently located near to Aldgate East underground station in zone 1, with easy links to all major London universities.

Our accommodation offers en-suite rooms arranged in flats for eight people. All rooms have a broadband connection and there is also super-speedy 250 Mb/s 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.

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room info
& pricing

A single bed in a light airy room with bedside table desk and desk chair

Standard En-Suite

Tenancy length: 51 weeks
Fridge and freezer
Date available: 02/09/2024
Kettle
Toaster
Iron and ironing board
Dining area
Sofas
Vacuum cleaner
Single bed
Shelving unit
Desk chair
Wardrobe
En-suite bathroom
Shower
Toilet
From
£268
per week
Attic (En-Suite)

Attic (En-Suite)

Tenancy length: 51 weeks
Fridge and freezer
Date available: 02/09/2024
Kettle
Toaster
Iron and ironing board
Dining area
Sofas
Vacuum cleaner
Single bed
Shelving unit
Desk chair
Wardrobe
En-suite bathroom
Shower
Toilet
From
£256
per week
Standard bed
SOLD OUT

Studio

Tenancy length: 51 weeks
Fridge and freezer
Date available: 02/09/2024
Kettle
Toaster
Iron and ironing board
Dining area
Sofas
Vacuum cleaner
Single bed
Shelving unit
Desk chair
Wardrobe
En-suite bathroom
Shower
Toilet
 

Take a look around

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

Property
overview

Our accommodation is open to all students studying in London. 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!

From Aldgate East, you'll have easy access to a range of university campuses across London including:

  • Kings College London (KCL)

  • Queen Mary University of London (QMU)

  • University College London (UCL)

  • London School of Economics (LSE)

  • University College London Hospital 

  • University of the Arts London (UAL)

  • The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)


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.

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?

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.

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.

Instalments
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

Standard room

Standard rooms are fully furnished with a single bed and en-suite bathroom facilities.

Studio room

Studio flats are self-contained offering extra privacy with your own study space, a single bed, en-suite bathroom and kitchen/lounge area.

Attic room

Our attic rooms are located on the top floor and give you a spacious room, each offering great views of East London. Enjoy a single bed and your own private en-suite bathroom.

Internet

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

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.

Parking

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.

Cancellations

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.

Cancellations/Refunds
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.

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

More

Handbook

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

Craft Building Residents' Guide

Licence Agreement

The Sample Tenancy Agreement 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.

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.


You’ll now 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.

Laundry

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.

Insurance

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.

Parking

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.