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Residential Services Office
and Residences Fees Team

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|

Hall fee queries: residences.fees@lse.ac.uk|

Opening hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
For fee payments queries,
please visit between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm




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

Accommodation for the next academic year 2015-16

Applications are now open for 2015-16 for individuals - couples and families applications will open shortly.

Once applications have opened, you'll need to 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 2014-2015|

Summer accommodation 2015

Applications for Summer vacation period 2015 are now open. To apply, visit: Hallpad|

Availability and dates

Sidney Webb , Lilian Knowles and Butlers 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 4 July 2015 and departure date of 12 September 2015. 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 4th July 2015.

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 2014/2015 before checking in on 4 July 2015 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 1 June 2015 via email to accommodation@lse.ac.uk| .

If we haven’t received the cancellation in writing before 1 June 2015, 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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