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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.

Security News and Updates

Salto Locks - Operational Using Blue Fob Key

The standard Salto lock time schedules to Landing/Departmental Doors (not office doors): - Unlock at 09:30 and lockdown at 17:00 Monday to Friday

Fob Access Levels

  • Staff (Level 30): 7am – 12 Midnight Mon-Fri & 8am – 10pm Sat/Sun
  • Researchers (Level 30): 7am – 12 Midnight Mon-Fri & 8am – 10pm Sat/Sun
  • Students (Level 10 – access to department only – no offices): 8am – 9.30pm Monday to Friday

Any requests for the application of time schedules outside of the times stipulated above, must be made to the LSE Security office.

Please note: 8th Floor Tower 2 – Landing Doors – request to have these doors permanently locked-down authorised by LSE Security upon request from the department concerned.

When requesting a fob please stipulate the name of the user, the required access level (Staff, Researcher, Student), area of required access (office room number) and the Valid Until Date on the users LSE ID Card. Fobs for multi-room access must be authorised by LSE Security.

LSE Campus Cards

Lost LSE Campus ID Cards should be reported to the LSE Security Office (Old 1.02) as soon as possible. Contact can be made by e-mail (R.Mulcahy@lse.ac.uk or G.Shillabeer@lse.ac.uk ) or by telephoning 020-7955-6589 or 020-7955-7978. A new card will be issued from the original issuing point (Student Services Centre for "students", and the Library for "staff").

Upgrading of your LSE Campus ID Card access level should be applied for through the LSE Security office using the above contact details.

Secure laptop lockers

The School now provides secure laptop lockers for use by students and staff. These lockers are located in room G.15 on the ground floor of Old Building. For directions to this room please speak to the staff on duty at the Old Building reception desk.

There is no charge for the use of this facility and all you require to enter the room and operate the locker is a valid LSE campus (ID) card.

Conditions of use and Operating guide information (PDF) 

Looking after your bike


  • Lock both wheels and the frame to a bike stand or immovable object
  • Lock 'tight' so your bike is hard to move manoeuvre when parked
  • Secure your lock so it does not touch the ground
  • It is always best to use two locks. Go for example, a strong D-lock and sturdy chain lock. This means that a thief  will need different tools to break each lock, making theft less likely.