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Shops, banks and post offices

Shops around the LSE campus

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 shop 

New click and collect service available through the online shop

Photograph of the Students' Union Shop

Locations: Lincoln Chambers, 2-4 Portsmouth Street
Opening hours:Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Contact: telephone: 020 7955 6708 or email su.shop@lse.ac.uk
Website: www.lseshop.com

The shop sells a huge range of LSE memorabilia and merchandise including fair trade clothing. They also stock all your stationery needs and a wide selection of 'grab and go' food and drink. 

Alpha Books

Photograph of Alpha BooksLocation: 1 Portsmouth Street, WC2A 2ES
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 6pm (term time); Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 5pm (vacations)
Contact: email alphabooks@lse.ac.uk

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

Photograph of the Waterstone's Economists' BookshopLocation: Clare Market
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6.30pm; Saturday, 12 noon – 6pm; closed on Sunday
Contact: telephone 020 7405 5531 or email economists@waterstones.com
Website: Waterstones

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.


On campus

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.

Around campus

Bank of Ireland (Post Office) 95 Aldwych WC2B 4JN (£)
Barclays Bank Plc – 366 Strand, WC2R 0JF (£) 19 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA (£) 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 (£)
Yorkshire Building Society – 200 Strand, WC2R 1DP

Pharmacists close to campus

Boots – 129–133 Kingsway, WC2B 6PP
Superdrug – 232 High Holborn, WC1V 7DA

Post boxes

Post Office 95 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF
New Academic Building, 54 Lincoln's Inn Fields, WC2A 3LJ

Post Offices

95 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF (£)
181 High Holborn, WC1V 7RL (£)

Supermarkets close to campus

Co-operative Food 16-18 Kingsway WC2B 6LH
Sainsburys - 129–133 Kingsway, WC2B 6NH (£) and 71 High Holborn, WC1V 6BA
Tesco Express - 125 Strand, WC2R 0AP, 232 Strand, WC2R 1DA (£)
Waitrose - 246 High Holborn, WC1V 7EX

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