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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.

Fire and other emergencies

Buildings are equipped with fire alarm systems that include, 'alarm call points' at exits, smoke detectors and magnetic locks on key perimeter doors that automatically release when the fire alarm sounds. Fire extinguishers & fire hoses are placed in strategic positions. Means of escape are provided in accordance with legal requirements such as emergency fire escape routes & stairs. Emergency exits are clearly marked.

Familiarise yourself with emergency exits - especially when working in any building outside normal opening hours. See Use of School buildings outside hours.

In the event of fire, sound the alarm by pressing the nearest 'fire call point.' Shut doors and windows. Do NOT try to extinguish the fire using hose reels or extinguishers unless you can do this without risk to yourself or others. Do NOT return to the building to collect personal belongings. Go straight to the fire assembly point and remain there until advised that the building is safe to re enter by fire wardens.

List of fire assembly points