With the LSE campus located in central London there is no shortage of shopping choices for any item or price range nearby. However, for convenient student-friendly shopping there are several shops on campus that cater for the basic needs you will have while at the School. Also listed in this section are the local banks, post offices and stores where you can get the necessary everyday provisions.
Students' Union shops
New click and collect service available through the online shop
Locations: East Building – entrances both on Houghton Street and in the Quad; and ground floor, New Academic Building, ground floor entrance from Kingsway
Opening hours: the shop in the East Building is open Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm (term time); Saturday 9am - 4pm. The shop in the New Academic Building is open Monday – Friday, 8.45am – 6pm
Contact: telephone: 020 7955 6708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
There are two branches of the SU Shop on campus. The bigger shop in the East Building sells a huge range of LSE merchandise including fair trade clothing. It also stocks all your stationery needs and a wide selection of food and drink. The New Academic Building branch stocks stationery, food & drink and some clearance clothing. The shop also offers a printing, photocopying and document binding service at very competitive rates.
Location: top of the spiral staircase, mezzanine floor of the Quad, East Building.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 6pm (term time); Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 5pm (vacations)
Contact: telephone 020 7955 7802 or email email@example.com
Alpha Books offers a range of books that are discounted from their publisher's listed prices, as well as a healthy stock of second hand titles – whether you are looking for course textbooks or some fiction to escape from your studies, it is worth checking their selection. The shop also offers a search service for out of print titles.
Waterstones Economists' Bookshop
Location: Clare Market
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6.30pm; Saturday, 12 noon – 6pm; closed on Sunday
Contact: telephone 020 7405 5531 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LSE has a branch of Waterstones on campus, which offers books from LSE course reading lists and subjects taught at LSE. In addition to remainders and second hand, they stock non-academic books including fiction, classics and children’s. You can also take advantage of their second-hand buy-back scheme for course collections. Waterstones offer loyalty and stamp & save cards.
ATMs (cash machines)
There are numerous ATMs on and around campus, look for the (£) symbol in the lists below.
NatWest – (£) Connaught House, on the corner of the Aldwych and Houghton Street. This branch of Natwest also has five ATMs: three in the branch that are accessible while the bank is open; and two that are on the street (Houghton Street and the Aldwych) that are accessible 24 hours a day.
Santander - (£) Kings Chambers, Portugal Street. This branch of Santander is allocated to support LSE students and has a cashpoint accessible while the bank is open. Further branches are listed below.
Barclays Bank Plc – 366 Strand, WC2R 0JF (£) 81 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1EL (£) 147 Holborn EC1N 2NU (£)
Britannia (Co-op) – 60 Kingsway, WC2B 6DS (£)
Child & Co. – 1 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1BD
Co-operative Bank – 62/64 Southampton Row, WC1B 4ND (£)
Halifax – 71 High Holborn, Unit 3 Mid City Place, WC1V 6EA (£) 51-55 Strand, WC2N 5LS (£)
HSBC Bank PLC – 165 Fleet Street, EC4A 2DY (£); 210 High Holborn, WC1V 7BZ
Leeds Building Society – 41 Kingsway, WC2B 6TP
Lloyds TSB Bank Plc – 222 Strand, WC2R 1BB (£)
Nationwide – 133 High Holborn, WC1V 6PN (£) 289 High Holborn, WC1V 7HZ (£)
NatWest – 217 Strand, WC2R 1AL (£) 214 High Holborn, WC1V 7BX (£)
Raphaels Bank (£) Holborn Underground station (ticket hall) Kingsway, WC2B 6AA
The Royal Bank of Scotland – 127–128 High Holborn, WC1V 6PQ (£) 1 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1BD (£)
Santander 406 Strand, WC2R 0NE (£)
10a Leather Lane, High Holborn, EC1N 7YH (£)
Yorkshire Building Society – 200 Strand, WC2R 1DP
Pharmacists close to campus
Boots – 129–133 Kingsway, WC2B 6PP
Superdrug – 232 High Holborn, WC1V 7DA
Post Office 95 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF
New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ
95 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF
181 High Holborn, WC1V 7RL (£)
Supermarkets close to campus
Sainsburys - 129–133 Kingsway, WC2B 6NH (£) and 71 High Holborn, WC1V 6BA
Tesco Express - 232 Strand, WC2R 1DA (£)
Waitrose - 246 High Holborn, WC1V 7EX
Campus map showing shops, banks and post offices