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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

Halls of residence queries: accommodation@lse.ac.uk

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

Opening hours
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm (Halls of Residence and Private Housing enquiries)

Residences Fees Team
LRB502 Lionel Robbins Building
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7532 or,
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5252

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 access Hallpad, 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 accommodation 2016

Applications for Summer vacation period 2016 are now open. The deadline to apply for Summer vacation accommodation is 18 April 2016.

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

To access Hallpad, visit: Hallpad

Availability and dates

Sidney Webb, Lilian Knowles and Butler's Wharf will have a limited number of rooms available during the last term of the 50 week contract relevant to these residences. The accommodation is normally fixed to an arrival date of 11 June 2016 and departure date of 3 September 2016. Extensions beyond these dates are generally not available. Please note that there is no guarantee that we will be able to make you an offer of accommodation and spaces available will depend on the number of students wishing to exit their rooms before 11th June 2016.

Prepayment and rent

A prepayment of £250 is needed to confirm a place at Sidney Webb House and Butler's Wharf Residence. A prepayment of £400 is required at Lilian Knowles House.

The prepayment will be deducted from your total bill when you pay the remaining amount.  

Lilian Knowles (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 on 11 June 2016 for the Summer vacation. Students who have failed to clear their debts will not be able to check into their vacation room.

Cancellations and refunds

The prepayment of £250 is only refundable if we have received the notice to cancel before 3 May 2016 via email to accommodation@lse.ac.uk.

If we haven’t received the cancellation in writing before 3 May 2016, regardless of the start date of your booking, you will be expected to pay for the entire period booked.

There are strictly no refunds for early departures. The prepayment for Lilian Knowles is only refundable according to their terms and conditions of accommodation for LSE students.  

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. The link to Hallpad is at the top of this web page. 

All details of your offer will be sent to you via e-mail. 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.

If you have not had a receipt from us within two days after submitting your application, please contact us. 

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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