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Discover LIS HQ, our new campus in Whitechapel, east London.

Discover LIS HQ, our new campus in Whitechapel, east London.

Our Campus

The LIS campus is based in Whitechapel (just off Brick Lane) in east London.

The building itself has a long history of philanthropy, community, and social action. It was the location for the original Salvation Army Mission Hall which supplied food to the local area and later became the Salvation HQ. The building has since been expertly transformed into a flexible working space, which LIS shares with other purpose-driven organisations.

LIS students benefit from events, seminars, and workshops organised by members of the wider co-working environment. Some of these businesses also offer internships to LIS students during their degree.

Get to know the LIS campus

Design and facilities on campus

Our campus is home to a range of teaching, learning, and communal spaces and has been designed to facilitate collaboration and learning. Teaching happens in the round rather than traditional front-facing classrooms. We have a number of specialist spaces (e.g. the media studio) as well as areas where students learn in small groups, or even as an entire cohort.

The design process has been exciting. And it’s something that will continue into our first years. The building itself is deliberately adaptable — we want to work with students to create an environment that works for them. This is particularly true of our common area, where students are invited to take an active role in the evolution of the space.

When choosing materials, we consider several factors pertinent to sustainability and the circular economy. These include whether the material can be recycled or reshaped, and a material’s overall life cycle.

Our campus is spread across four floors available exclusively to LIS, featuring:

  • Classrooms, meeting rooms, quiet areas, and common spaces
  • Purpose-built media and design rooms
  • Printing services
  • Access to a landscaped courtyard and multiple event spaces
  • Secure bike store

Our location

Where to find us

London was recently voted the world’s Best Student City for its diversity of culture, quality of life, academic performance, and local jobs market.

Our location at the historic eastern gateway to the City means you have London at your fingertips, and it ​will be an integral part of your student life.

Our Address:

The London Interdisciplinary School
20-30 Whitechapel Road
London, E1 1EW

Our neighbourhood

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The Whitechapel neighbourhood of London has a centuries-old history of immigration and industry, making it a significant and long-standing multicultural hub in London. A mix of busy commercial streets and ancient cobbled alleys make Whitechapel a diverse and vibrant area we are proud to call home.


Just west of campus you'll find this ancient gateway to the City of London, which over the years has become the beating heart of London's finance district. Home to the notable skyscrapers like the Gherkin and listed buildings like Leadenhall market alike, this area is full of larger corporate offices, global businesses, law firms and more.

Brick Lane

Located just across the road from campus, this historic area of east London is packed with history, culture and art. Walk up the characterful Brick lane and its surrounding streets, where you'll find stunning Huguenot architecture, delicious Bangladeshi cuisine, and contemporary street art mixed in amongst the independent and vintage shops. You won’t want to miss the Sunday markets and events hosted in the iconic Truman Brewery, a landmark of east London.

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We want to help you navigate and explore one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting cities. That's why we've put together this guide with some of the top places and experiences around campus and beyond.

Campus visit

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Campus Visit

Campus visits are open to anyone and will take place at our east London campus every Wednesday afternoon between 1-6pm. They will be led by a member of our team, who will be able to answer any questions you have about commuting, accommodation, and more. Register to attend an upcoming campus visit:

Getting to the LIS campus

Thanks to our central location in east London, our campus is wonderfully connected. Below are some of the ways you can reach us:

By Rail

We’re located between two main underground stations, which are less than 5 minutes’ walk from campus. These are Whitechapel Station (District, Hammersmith & City, Overground) and Aldgate Station (Circle, Metropolitan).

We’re also a 15-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride to Liverpool Street Station (Central, Northern, Overground), with national rail services to Cambridge, Norwich, commuter trains serving east London and destinations in the East of England, as well as the Stansted Express service to Stansted Airport.

By Road

Our campus is located on the A11, also known as Whitechapel Road.

A bus stop located directly outside our campus services the following routes, day and night: 25, 205, 254 (N25, N205, N253)

Our campus is easy to cycle to and Whitechapel Road features a dedicated cycle lane as part of  Cycle Superhighway 2, which goes east into Stratford.

We’re just east of the A1211 or London Wall Road and have direct links to the A10 to go north, the A12 to go east, the A13 and Tower Bridge Road to go towards the Blackwall tunnel or south of the river.


Airports & Ferries

The nearest airports to campus are City of London Airport and Stansted Airport, which are connected to stations near campus by underground or national rail.

Other London Airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, and Luton can be reached by public transport in under 1.5 hours.

Ferry services from Tower Hill offer journeys to Greenwich and west London.

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