How to contact us

LSE Bankside House 
24 Sumner Street
London SE1 9JA

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5750
Fax: +44 (0)20 7021 0085


Who's who at Bankside House|



Life around Bankside House

Please note that these listings do not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the School.

Supermarkets, shops and markets

Sainsbury’s Local - supermarket
116-126 Borough High St,

Tesco Express - supermarket
34 Long Lane,

Borough Market - market stalls
First choice for food, it is stocked full of artisan food products and street food of every cuisine. This is a great place for high quality fresh produce and excellent wine traders. Find Borough market next to Borough station/opposite London Bridge station.
Visit: Borough Market|

Other shopping
For general shops and services try Borough High Street, Southwark Street and the area around London Bridge. All are within a short walk from the hall. 

Try Gabriel’s Wharf for an independent design and craft led shopping experience. Visit: Coin Street community builders
Walk across the road to  the Tate Modern shop for a range of unusual gifts: Tate Modern|


City Pharmacy
39-41 Borough High Street,
London, SE1 1LZ
Visit: City Pharmacy - NHS Choices|

Post Office

The closest post office is on Blackfriars Road. To find alternatives use our postcode SE1 9JA with the Post Office branch finder|.

Blackfriars Road Post Office
52 Blackfriars Road
London, SE1 8NN

Police station

Southwark Police Station
323 Borough High St,
London, SE1 1JL
Visit: Southwark Police Station - Metropolitan Police Service|

Cash machines

The closest free cash machines are listed below. Alternatively, enter our postcode SE1 9JA into the Link ATM locator|.

Blue Fin Building
110 Southwark Street,

Natwest Bank
90-100 Southwark Street,

Royal Bank of Scotland
Great Suffolk Street,

Parks and green spaces

Self storage

Secure Self Storage
Wood Wharf
98 Prestons Rd
London E14 9LZ

Seager Storage
29-31 Great Suffolk St,
London SE1 0NS

Places to eat

There are plenty of restaurants around the area within walking distance.  Here is a small selection of favourites. For more ideas, visit: Timeout London|

Spanish - Tapas Brindisa
18-20 Southwark Street,
London, SE1 1TJ
Visit: Tapas Brindisa London Bridge|

Turkish - Tas Pide
20-22 New Globe Walk,
Bankside, SE1 9DR
Visit:  Tas Pide|

Japanese - Feng Sushi
13 Stoney Street,
Bankside, SE1 9AD
Visit:  Feng Sushi|

Thai - Thai Silk 
94 – 95 Joan Street,
Southwark, London,
Visit: Thai Silk|


Bankside is located right next doors to Shakespeare’s Globe|, and the National Theatre| is a short river walk away.

Museums and galleries

The Tate Modern| is located quite literally in front of Bankside House and the Hayward Gallery| and Southbank Centre| are within easy walking distance. For a smaller gallery, try Purdy Hicks| on Hopton Street. 

For more museums and galleries, visit: Timeout London|


Travel north for Fabric| in Farringdon or or north east towards Shoreditch for a range of nightlife and options for entertainment. Visit: Timeout - Shoreditch clubs|

For more nightlife ideas, visit: Timeout London|

Gyms and leisure activities

Get Active London lists sport activities and clubs in the local area. Visit: Get Active London|

Southwark council offers various sports facilities in the area.  To find out more visit: Southwark council sports and leisure|

The two closest commercial gyms are: 

Bankside Health Club
Unit 11a Blue Fin Building,
110 Southwark Street,
London, SE1 0SU
Visit: Bankside Health Club|

The Bridge
73-81 Southwark Bridge Road,
London, SE1 0NQ
Visit: The Bridge|