How to contact us

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

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

Emergency tel: 020 7955 6555
Internal: x666

Use Service Request Form to request access cards/fobs or to report a facilities or maintenance issue.

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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).


 School Closure -  Main Campus Site

Monday 28 August 2017

We would like to inform all staff and students of the access arrangements on the main School campus for the Public Holiday on 28 August 2017:

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.


Staff will be able to gain entry to School Buildings between 08:00 – 21:00 on production / use of the LSE ID Card.  We recommend that Staff only attend for work if absolutely necessary on Monday 28 August 2017.  

LSE Staff working in Aldwych House, 95 Aldwych, 1 Kingsway and Queen’s House will need to give the building security staff advance notice if they wish to attend for work on Monday 28 August 2017.

Undergraduate students:

Study areas and some computer facilities will be available at the following locations and at the following times on production of LSE ID Card:

  • OLD - Shaw Library, 4th Floor Restaurant, Teaching Rooms, OLD B.25 – 08:00 to 21:00
  • NAB - open spaces  – 08:00 to 21:00
  • 32 LIF - open spaces, teaching and seminar rooms – 08:00 to 21:00
  • Saw Swee Hock Building - open spaces – 08:00 to 21:00
Postgraduate students:

Postgraduates will be able to gain entry to School Buildings between 08:00 – 21:00 on production / use of the LSE ID Card.

Library opening times: 

The Library will be open from 8am until midnight.

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

You can 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.crime

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.

For more advice about personal safety and crime prevention during your time at LSE and in London take the time to read our Staying Safe booklet (pdf)

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