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: Public Holiday - Monday 31 August 2015

We would like to inform all staff and students of the access arrangements (pdf) - on the main School campus - for the Public Holiday on Monday 31 August 2015. 

Staff and Post Graduate students will be able to gain access to School buildings between 8am and 9pm on production/use of the LSE ID card.

Undergraduate students can access study areas and computer facilities at the following locations, between 8am and 9pm on production of LSE ID Card:

  • Shaw Library, 4thFloor Restaurant, Teaching Rooms and OLD B.25
  • NAB open spaces 
  • 32LIF open spaces and teaching and seminar rooms 
  • Saw Swee Hock Building

The Library is open between 9am and 11pm

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.

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.

Please be advised that Estates Portering Team will be using B.01/B.02 Sheffield Street as temporary headquarters, following the Clare Market decant.  Telephone and email remain unchanged.

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