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Residential Services Office 

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

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Opening hours
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm 


Private housing queries: private.housing@lse.ac.uk


Residences Fees Team
LRB502 Lionel Robbins Building
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7532 or,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6010

Hall fee queries:




Before you apply for accommodation


Who can apply for accommodation in halls?

  • Registered students and offer holders at LSE, and their partner or child where applicable.

How do I make an application for accommodation?

  • To apply for accommodation, you will need to create an account on Hallpad, the system we use administer your halls application. You will need your:
    • Student ID or UCAS number
    • Date of birth
    • Email address 
  • Once you have registered, you can apply for accommodation and track the status of your application online.
  • To access Hallpad, visit: Hallpad

Applicants should ensure that their application form reflects choices that they’re willing to accept. If you tick “Yes” on the application form, to state that you will accept another hall not on your initial selection, you may be offered a place in a hall outside of your express preference.

After submitting your application, there are occasions where we share or use limited personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998. To view our Data Protection Statement, visit: Data Protection Statement

Accommodation for the next academic year

Applications are the academic year 2016-17 are now open.

You can submit your application via our online application system, Hallpad.

To log in or create an account, visit: Hallpad

Accommodation for the current academic year

From time to time, rooms may become available during the academic year.

For a list of current vacancies open to full time LSE students, visit:
Current and upcoming vacancies in LSE halls of residence 2015-2016 

Summer vacation accommodation

From 1 August 2016 onwards, the RSO are no longer able to facilitate replacement of students wishing to leave their rooms early in Butlers Wharf, Sidney Webb and Lilian Knowles House. Any current LSE students who are still seeking summer accommodation should now contact accommodation@lse.ac.uk directly for information on availability. Please note that full payment in advance is required at this time

Prepayment and rent

  • A prepayment of £250 is needed to confirm a place at Sidney Webb House and Butler's Wharf Residence.The prepayment will be deducted from your total bill when you pay the remaining amount.
  • A prepayment of £400 is required at Lilian Knowles House. Lilian Knowles House (managed by Sanctuary Housing) charge a £75 admin fee, so at this hall, £325 of the £400 prepayment will be deducted from the total bill.

If your application for summer accommodation is successful, you will be held responsible for the full rent, even if you leave your room early. Sub-letting your room is not permitted.

The full rent must be paid before you arrive. Facilities for instalment payments are not available.

Term time debtors

Please note that residents must have paid in full their hall fees for the current year 2015/2016 before checking in. Students who have failed to clear their debts will not be able to check into their vacation room.

How to apply

To make an application, log into your Hallpad account and complete the application form. We will acknowledge your application with an email receipt within two days. If you have not had a receipt from us within two days after submitting your application, please contact us. 

All details of your offer will be sent to you via email. We usually expect a reply from you within seven days or less. If we do not hear from you, we shall assume that you do not require the accommodation offered.

To make an application now, visit: Hallpad 

Useful links:

After you have applied (information on how we offer places, allocate the rooms and more)
Hallpad (platform to make, track and amend an application)
Residential halls (information about LSE and intercollegiate residences)
Fees (overview of accommodation fees in LSE halls)
Private housing (information and advice on privately rented accommodation)
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