Welcome to Carr-Saunders Hall

Welcome to Carr-Saunders Hall, a small and friendly student residence at the very heart of London.

Carr-Saunders could hardly be better located: it is situated in a quiet spot just a few minutes’ walk from Regent’s Park and Bloomsbury, yet also just minutes from the West End and Covent Garden. The British Museum and Senate House Library are a short walk away too.Most importantly, the LSE campus is only a 25-minute walk from the Hall.

The surrounding area, Fitzrovia, has an interesting political history: home to European (particularly French and German) exiles in the early nineteenth century, it also housed more than one Latin-American revolutionary in that period. Fitzrovia also has impressive literary connections: Virginia Woolf and George Bernard Shaw lived in Fitzroy Square; George Orwell and Dylan Thomas drank at the nearby Wheatsheaf pub.

Hall team

The Hall is run on a day-to-day basis by the front of house manager and reception team, who are responsible for ensuring that the building and its facilities are safe and sound.

As warden, I am responsible for pastoral and disciplinary matters, and for ensuring that Carr-Saunders Hall provides you with a safe and pleasant environment in which both to live and study. I am assisted by two subwardens who will often be your first point of contact. In addition, we are lucky to have a dedicated team of peer supporters - students who provide informal and confidential assistance to hall residents.

In order for all residents to live peacefully together, we ask each of you to abide by the house rules and to bring any problems to us as early as possible so that we can resolve them before they escalate.

Student committee

The hall committee organises events for fellow hall residents, from excursions around London to games and film nights. If you enjoy organising events, you will have the opportunity to stand for election to the committee to get involved in making Carr-Saunders Hall a friendly and sociable place to live.

Staying safe

London is an exciting city to live in, with so much to offer. However, it does come with the usual safety issues experienced by major capitals. Those of you who are new to London should read the LSE Campus Safety Tips booklet [PDF], which also includes information about staying safe off campus and online. Further advice is contained within the documentation circulated to you on your arrival.

I hope that you enjoy your time with us at Carr-Saunders Hall. You will be studying at one of the UK’s best universities, and living in one of the world’s greatest cities, so there are an incredible range of opportunities available to you over the next year, and I encourage you to make the most of them.

To find out more about the warden team, student committee and hall staff, visit: Who's who at Carr-Saunders Hall.

Dr Julia Biggane
Carr-Saunders Hall warden