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.

Estates Division Security and Reception

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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 1st and Monday 29th May 2017

We would like to inform all staff and students of the access arrangements on the main School campus for each of the Public Holidays in May 2017:

Staff & Post Graduate students building access:

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

Undergraduate Students building access and study area options:

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 Building - Shaw Library, 4th Floor Restaurant – 08:00 to 21:00
  • NAB - open spaces, LG, G, 1st, 2nd & 8th floors – 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
  • Library open 24/7 (no staffed services)

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.

Halls of Residences 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 from £45 per night including full English Breakfast, double / twin rooms from £72 per night - staff and students get a 20% discount  (use promo code online or contact the Vacations Office (0207 955 7676 – ) to request the promo code - 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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