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University of the Arts

University of the Arts, formerly known as the London Institute, is Europe’s largest public research university specialising in fashion, design, art and media. The university comprises of six colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Wimbledon College of Art, Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London College of Fashion, London College of Communication and Chelsea College of Art and Design. The university has two student halls of residence which are available for members of the public to book a room in during the vacations.


Don Gratton House is found in Whitechapel, close to Brick Lane, an area of the capital which is incredibly multicultural and home to London’s largest Bangladeshi community. Whitechapel Road hosts a thriving street market Monday through to Saturday where you can find almost anything, and the area is full of artists and creatives.


Will Wyatt Court can be found in the trendy area of Shoreditch. The area is a creative hub and as a result is renowned for its cafes, pubs, music venues, restaurants and nightlife.

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  • Whilst London university-owned rooms are mainly available when students clear their rooms in the vacation periods including Summer (June, July, August, September) Christmas and Easter, we do also have availability throughout the year in independent student residences
  • Rooms normally become available two to three months in advance, so please revisit the website if nothing is available now, or go to our London Hostels or London B&Bs websites for more accommodation and travel ideas



University of the Arts UniversityRooms reviews

4.0 / 5.0

Based on 213 reviews
Service 4.1
Rooms 3.8
Food 3.5
Value 4.3
Overall Experience 3.9

pillows may help for short term stays,perhaps we bring pillow cases?Great location,thoroughly enjoyed our stay,with our son, who lives in Australia. PS We ate breakfast externally ie Wetherspoons in Mansell st.
Don Gratton House, Whitechapel, London

Breakfast not included so not rated; housekeeping services not included so not rated. Secure, quiet, clean, basic accommodation in newish building located in diverse, interesting neighbourhood. Convenient to tube station. Cannot beat the price for en-suite dormitory room.
Don Gratton House, Whitechapel, London

All very good, the staff was helpful and very nice! The room is big and clean, bathroom good too. Very good position, just 3 minutes walk from the tube.
Don Gratton House, Whitechapel, London


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