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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 

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, 10am – 6:30pm (term time); Monday – Friday, 10.30am – 5:30pm (vacations)
Contact: email simonopuscule@gmail.com

Offer a broad range of academic titles, including LSE course textbooks - all at discounted prices.


Waterstones Economists' Bookshop

Photograph of the Waterstone's Economists' BookshopLocation: Clare Market
Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 7pm; Saturday, 12 noon – 6pm; closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays
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 the specialise range of new and second-hand titles, they stock non-academic books including fiction, classics and children’s plus stationery. You can also take advantage of their second-hand buy-back scheme for course collections. Waterstones offer a reward app as well as 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 – (£) 65 Aldwych (on the corner of Houghton Street). This branch of Natwest 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 (£) 81 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1EL (£)
Child & Co. 1 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1BD
Co-operative Bank 60 Kingsway, WC2B 6DS (£) 62/64 Southampton Row, WC1B 4ND (£)
Halifax 71 High Holborn, Unit 3 Mid City Place, WC1V 6EA (£) 51-55 Strand, WC2N 5LS (£) 71 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1EU (£)
HSBC Bank PLC 165 Fleet Street, EC4A 2DY (£); 210 High Holborn, WC1V 7BZ; 455 Strand, WC2R 0RH (£); 31 Holborn, EC1N 2HR (£)
Leeds Building Society 75 High Holborn, WC1V 6LS
Lloyds TSB Bank Plc 222 Strand, WC2R 1BB (£) 48-49 Strand, WC2N 5LL
Metro Bank 1 Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA (£)
Nationwide 133 High Holborn, WC1V 6PN (£) 289 High Holborn, WC1V 7HZ (£)
NatWest 38 Strand, WC2N 5JB (£) 214 High Holborn, WC1V 7BF (£)
Raphaels Bank (£) Holborn Underground station (ticket hall) Kingsway, WC2B 6AA
Royal Bank of Scotland 127–128 High Holborn, WC1V 6PQ (£) 1 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1BD (£)
Santander 406 Strand, WC2R 0NE (£)
Skipton Building Society 81 High Holborn, WC1V 6NG
TSB 120 High Holborn, WC1V 6RD (£); 296-302 High Holborn, WC1V 7QR (£)
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 (£);  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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