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Travel and Accommodation

Located in central London, LSE is easily accessible by a range of public transport including tube, rail and bus. Cycling and driving to LSE are also options. Please see Travelling to LSE for full details.

Airports

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

  • Heathrow Express Trains 
    The fastest link between Heathrow and central London. Non-stop trains run to Paddington every 15 minutes, and journey time is 15 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3 (a few minutes more from Terminals 4 or 5).
  • London Underground
    The most cost-effective rail route to London. Piccadilly Line trains run from all terminals and journey time is 50–60 minutes.
  • TfL Rail
    Departing every 30 minutes, TfL Rail's service links the airport with local stations in West and Central London and the journey time is 30 minutes from Terminals 2 and 3.
  • National Express Coach
    Coaches run throughout the day, offering journey times of 40–80 minutes to Victoria coach station (and many other destinations).

Gatwick (LGW)

  • Gatwick Express Trains
    Gatwick Express is the fastest way into Central London. Trains run every 15 minutes between Gatwick Airport's South Terminal and London Victoria Station. The journey time is 30 minutes and the service is non-stop to Victoria station.
  • Thameslink Trains
    Thameslink provides direct trains from Gatwick Airport to Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International that leave four times an hour.
  • Southern Trains
    Southern also offers regular train services during the day from Gatwick to London Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction.
  • National Express Coaches
    National Express runs frequent services between Gatwick and Victoria Coach Station. Coaches run approximately every 30 minutes with a journey time of 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on the time of day.

Stansted (STN)

  • Stansted Express Trains
    Stansted Express is the quickest way into central London. There are between two and four trains an hour, depending on the time of day, with a journey time of 45–50 minutes to Liverpool Street station.
  • National Express Coaches
    National Express runs coaches to Victoria (via Baker Street and Marble Arch), departing every 15–30 minutes, with a travel time of about 90 minutes, and to Liverpool Street (via Stratford), departing every 30 minutes and with a travel time of 80 minutes (50 minutes to Stratford).

Luton (LTN)

  • Train
    There is a regular shuttle bus service between London Luton Airport terminal and Luton Airport Parkway (train station). The shuttle journey is approximately 10 mins. From the train station there are frequent trains to stations such as Blackfriars, City Thameslink, Farringdon and St Pancras International, with average travel times at 40 minutes.
  • National Express Coaches
    National Express runs frequent coaches to London Victoria Coach Station, with a travel time of about 80 minutes.

City (LCY)

  • DLR and Tube
    The airport has its own station — ‘London City Airport’ (zone 3) — on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Trains from here connect with the underground (tube) network at:
    • Canning Town (for the Jubilee line)
    • Bank (for the Central & Northern lines)
    • Tower Gateway DLR (it’s a short walk to Tower Hill tube station for the District     or Circle lines)

Where to Stay

Given the central location of LSE there are many hotels in the area that can be booked depending on your budget and preference.

Listed below are some suggestions of hotels located within a reasonable walking distance from LSE.