General information

Photographs of the LSE campus

If you have a query about campus facilities at any time, the main reception in the Old Building is always open to provide assistance.

The following buildings have staffed receptions between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday: 32L, NAB, SAW, TW1/2 & 3.

The LSE campus is a very busy and vibrant environment. We hope that you can enjoy it
while respecting other people and their right to enjoy the campus without disturbance
or unseemly behaviour. In this spirit we ask that you observe the School policies and
procedures that are in place.

Campus opening times

Monday – Friday: 8am – 9.30pm. After 6.30pm a LSE swipe card is required for access.
Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 5pm. Access to campus buildings is by LSE swipe card or via main reception in the Old Building.
Campus access at weekends is primarily for staff only, although access is available for students to buildings where services – such as sports facilities – operate during weekends.

During holiday periods access arrangements may vary. For more information please see the security web page.

Photograph of Houghton StreetLibrary opening times

Michaelmas term: 8am – midnight
Lent term, Easter vacation and Summer term: 24-hour opening
Summer vacation, 8am - midnight

Please note: Library opening times can vary during the vacation and exam periods. Please see the Library website for the latest information.

Student Services Centre opening times

Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm with extending opening hours at peak times.  Visit SSC pages for details.

Signage and wayfinding

LSE_Signage_0101The codes for LSE campus buildings are listed below for your reference.


Building codes

Building  Short code 
95 Aldwych 95A
Aldwych House  ALD 
Centre Buildings Redevelopment CBR
Clement House  CLM 
Colombia House  COL 
Connaught House  CON 
Cowdray House  COW 
King's Chambers  KGS 
1 Kingsway 1KW
20 Kingsway  KSW 
The Lakatos Building LAK
5 Lincoln's Inn Fields 5LF
32 Lincoln's Inn Fields 32L
Marshall Building (44 Lincoln's Inn Fields) MAR
50 Lincoln's Inn Fields 50L
Lincolns Chambers LCH
Lionel Robbins Building LRB 
New Academic Building  NAB
Old Building  OLD 
Parish Hall  PAR
Peacock Theatre  PEA
1 Portsmouth Street  POR
Queens House QUE
Sardinia House  SAR
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre SAW
Sheffield Street  SHF
St Clements  STC
Tower 1, Clement's Inn  TW1 
Tower 2, Clement's Inn  TW2 
Tower 3, Clement's Inn  TW3 

Room numbering

Room numbers when shown on timetables or in publications indicate the building, the floor and the room.  When on a door sign within a building only the floor and room are shown.  Basement floors begin with B, ground with G, first with 1 and so on.  Room numbers start with .01 and run sequentially through the floor, so first floor rooms would run 1.01, 1.02, 1.03.

Please check carefully when accessing rooms in 32L – e.g. 32L.G.10 is a ground floor room, not Lower Ground.

Reporting faults and defects on campus

The Help Desk aim is to ensure that faults are attended to promptly, in order to do this we need to know about them.

If you see a fault or defect with any facility on campus please report it:

  • via Departmental Manager /departmental administrator
  • by contacting Help Desk directly - 
  • by reporting an out-of-hours fault via Security
  • reporting to any member of Estates staff