How to contact us

Unite Students (all operational queries)
Sidney Webb House
159 Great Dover Street
Telephone: +44 (0)117 302 7259



Residential Services Office (administrative queries)
3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531



Residences Fees (fee queries)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7532 or Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6010

Warden's welcome to Sidney Webb House

Bethan OvensWelcome to LSE and Sidney Webb House  

My name is Bethan Ovens and I’m the warden at the hall, as well as managing the International Student Visa Advice Team in the Student Services Centre. Along with my team of four subwardens, I’m here to help you have a positive experience whilst living at Sidney Webb House.

What do the warden’s team do?

We represent LSE in the building and are responsible for your wellbeing during your time with us. We also manage disciplinary issues and will work with you to ensure all students enjoy their time at the hall.The Sidney Webb House subwardens support me in my role and are here to help if you need pastoral support during your studies. Your subwardens are the first point of contact when you have any welfare issues that need to be addressed. These include:

  • issues with flatmates
  • financial issues
  • safety concerns
  • personal or health problems

At times, they will need to direct you to the relevant team in the School for advice, but we will always make sure that you are referred to the right department.

There is always a subwarden on duty during the night and at weekends. Don’t hesitate to contact them if you need to, they’re here to help. For contact details visit Who's who at Sidney Webb House.

Sidney Webb House - managed in co-operation with Unite Students

Sidney Webb House differs from other LSE halls because it is managed in co-operation with Unite Students. Unite Students are an independent accommodation manager with halls of residence across the UK. They have invested in a major refurbishment of Sidney Webb House for the 2017/18 academic year and we hope you’re as pleased with the results as we are.

Unite Students staff are your first point of contact with issues regarding the facilities and general maintenance issues at Sidney Webb House. You can talk to Unite Students staff at reception or register maintenance issues through their specialist app “MyUnite”, which we recommend you download. For details, visit “MyUnite” app.

Life around Sidney Webb House

Sidney Webb is in a vibrant part of London with good transport links to the School and local facilities. If you enjoy walking, it takes just 40 minutes to get to campus past some of the most famous sights in the world, such as St Paul’s Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge. On wet  days (this is the UK) there are regular buses, which take you directly to campus. At the weekend, you are brilliantly placed to try some street food in Borough Market, enjoy a walk along the Southbank or sample the nightlife on nearby Bermondsey Street. Getting around London is easy from Sidney Webb, but if you ever need a break from city life, you can catch the train for a day at the beach in Brighton from nearby London Bridge or from Waterloo station to visit Windsor Castle. For more ideas of what's closeby, visit: Life around Sidney Webb House.

Social activities for you

Each year, Sidney Webb House elects a student committee to organise activities for you, promoting our ethos of an inclusive environment. Look out for details of activities and join in. It’s a great way to experience life in halls and at LSE. For more info about the committee, visit Who's who at Sidney Webb House.

I look forward to seeing you all  soon and hope your time at Sidney Webb is both enjoyable and memorable.

Bethan Ovens
Sidney Webb House Warden