How to contact us

Security, Reception and Porters. 
Room OLD 1.02 
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: Security control room 020 7955 6200 (24 hours)

Tel: Portering enquiries 020 7955 6760 (07:00 - 15:00 Mon - Fri)


Emergency tel: 020 7955 6555
Internally x666

Estates Division Security, Reception and Porters


This section deals with the above matters 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year at the main School site based around Houghton Street (it does not deal with these matters at the halls of residence).

Official School Closure - Main Campus Site

24th Dec 2014 to 4th Jan 2015 inclusive

We would like to inform all Staff and Students of the access arrangements - on the main School campus - for the Christmas School closure period:

  • The School is due to close at the end of the working day on Tuesday 23 December, 2014 and open again for business on Monday 5 January, 2015
  • There will be no access to School Building on Thursday 25 December, Friday 26 December, 2014 and Thursday 1 January, 2015
  • Emergencies will be dealt with by a team of Security staff on duty at the Old Building reception desk in Houghton Street. They can also be contacted – in an emergency – by telephone on 020-7955-6555.
  • The opening hours of the Campus for Staff and PG Students only:  There will be limited swipe card access to buildings for Staff and PG Students only to get to their office space based on their current level of access:


There will be no access to any of the buildings for undergraduate students during the closure period from Wednesday 24 December 2014 to Sunday 4 January 2015 inclusive 

We would ask Staff to only attend for work if absolutely necessary on the days between 24/12/14 & 4/1/15 inclusive. Staff who need to visit the Main Campus site must vacate buildings by the times stated in the table above.

For staff working in Aldwych House, we would advise checking with Aldwych House Security staff for building opening times.

The Library will close at 10 pm on Tuesday 23 December 2014 and open again for business at 9 am on Monday 5 January 2015.

The Estates Maintenance Department have confirmed that there will be no heating to many of the School buildings from 24/12/14 to 02/01/15 inclusive. 

Halls of Residence:

Halls of Residence are open throughout with staff cover as normal over the closure period.

Three halls, Carr Saunders, Passfield and Rosebery operate as bed and breakfast hotels - single rooms £45 per night including full English Breakfast, twins from £63 per night.  Staff and students get a 10% discount - book online at:|

Thank you for your co-operation and enjoy the holidays!


Crime reporting - To report a crime on campus please contact the security control room on extension 2000 (020 7955 6200) or call in person to the main reception/security desk at Old Building in Houghton Street.crimecrime

Petty thieves are a problem throughout London. Help keep these thieves out of LSE by dialling 666 (020 7955 6555) if you see anything suspicious.




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