On this program, you will live in LSE university housing. You’ll settle in and learn to live as a true Londoner. Regardless of which of LSE’s eight residence halls you are assigned, you should expect a 15-45 minute commute to classes (great for London!). All residences are self-catered, so please remember to see budget estimates for additional expenses. You should also visit the general accommodation information for England.

When choosing your accommodation, it may be useful to refer to the map of LSE’s campus and residences—still, it’s best to be flexible and open-minded regarding where you will live!

  • All rooms are wired for internet access, with the option of setting up a phone and voicemail service (an activation fee payable to LSE may be required to use data services).
  • All residence halls are nonsmoking.
  • Pillows, mattresses, and duvets are provided in most residence halls. You will need to provide your own bed linen and towels—we recommend purchasing them upon arrival in the UK.
  • Laundry facilities and ironing equipment are provided in all residences.

Supplemental housing fees may apply if you are placed in a single room in any residence or if you are placed in a residence with a meal plan.

Bankside House

Located on the South Bank of the Thames, near the Tate Modern, Bankside is a 25-minute walk from LSE. You’ll live in a single or twin room; some have private bathroom facilities and others share with one other room.

  • Bankside is LSE’s largest residence hall and features good disabled accessibility.
  • A meal plan may be included.
  • Shared kitchens may be available on some floors.
  • You’ll have access to study rooms on-site, including a computer suite.
  • Leisure facilities include the student bar, games room and common rooms equipped with TV.

Butlers Wharf

Located on the South Bank of the Thames, right across from the Tower of London, Butlers Wharf is 25-minute Tube ride from LSE. You’ll live in single or shared rooms in apartments, or flats, that may accommodate up to six people. Each self-catered flat comes with shared kitchens, bathrooms, dining space, and living areas.

  • All kitchens are equipped with a fridge/freezer, microwave, electric kettle and toaster.
  • Leisure facilities include a large common room with a TV, as well as bicycle storage.
  • Two computer rooms are available.

Carr-Saunders Hall

Located near Regent’s Park, off Tottenham Court Road, Carr-Saunders Hall is a 25-minute walk from LSE. You’ll live in single or shared rooms with shared bathrooms.

  • All rooms contain washbasins.
  • A meal plan may be included.
  • Shared leisure facilities include a large TV common room and a lively basement bar.
  • There is a well-equipped computer room on-site.

High Holborn

High Holborn is located in the Theatre District, near Oxford Street and Leicester Square; it’s a brisk 10-minute walk to LSE—and only a five minute walk to the Arcadia London Center! You’ll live in single or shared rooms in apartments, or flats, with 4-5 bedrooms. Each self-catered flat consists of a shared kitchen, shower, and toilet.

  • All single rooms have wash basins, in addition to extra bathroom facilities on each floor.
  • There are two TV rooms, a large communal lounge, a pool table and a computer room.
  • Good disabled accessibility and facilities.

Northumberland House

Northumberland House is located in a grand Victorian building in the heart of London, near Trafalgar Square, St. James’s Park, and the National Gallery—and it’s only a 10-minute walk from LSE. You’ll live in single or shared bedrooms in self-catered apartments, or flats, each with a shared kitchen.

  • All rooms have private shower and toilet facilities.
  • Each kitchen contains an oven, stove with grill and fridge/freezer. There is also a microwave, electric kettle and toaster.
  • There is a computer suite with a number of workstations and a printer, as well as a common room, bookshelves and a TV.

Passfield Hall

Passfield Hall, a Georgian building situated at Endsleigh Place in Bloomsbury, is a one-mile walk to LSE (about 20 minutes). You’ll sleep in a single, double, or triple room.  

  • Passfield Hall keeps its own bee hive , situated on the first floor flat roof of the Taviton wing. The two beehives can only be accessed when accompanied by the beekeeper—if you have severe bee allergies, notify the hall reception.
  • Leisure areas include a spacious dining hall that overlooks an attractive enclosed garden, as well as a TV common room with a pool table and piano.
  • A meal plan may be included. Shared cooking facilities may also be available.
  • The building features good disabled accessibility; however, due to its listed status some rooms are only accessible via staircase.

Rosebery Hall

Rosebery Hall, located in trendy Clerkenwell—near Exmouth Market and the Sadler’s Wells Theatre—is a 25-minute walk from LSE. You’ll live in single or shared rooms with private shower and toilet.

  • Shared leisure facilities include a common area with soft furnishings, a pool table and table football.
  • There is a small computer room suitable for quiet study.
  • Good disabled accessibility, with a number of wheelchair accessible bedrooms with their own barrier free private shower and toilet.
  • A meal plan may be included.

Sidney Webb House

Sidney Webb House, located south of the Thames on Great Dover Street near the Borough Market in Southwark, is about a 35-minute walk to LSE. You’ll live in single en-suite bedrooms in self-catered apartments, or flats, with 6-8 bedrooms clustered around a shared kitchen and dining room.

  • The Atlas, the communal room, is equipped with large TV, pool table and table football as well as sofas and tables.
  • Well-equipped computer room.
  • Each kitchen contains an oven, stove with grill and fridge/freezer. There is also a microwave, electric kettle and toaster

Sidney Webb is the only LSE residence hall in which duvets and pillows are not included—bedding packs are available at reception upon arrival for a small fee, and include a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case, fitted bed sheet and a towel.