The LSE accommodation office allocates over 4000 places across 20 locations in the centre of London. This gives you unique access to a broad variety of student rooms that suit different preferences, needs and budgets.
What's on offer? Great value rooms, with or without en suite, shared rooms and studios. Utility bills, internet access and content insurance are included. You'll save on travel costs, as most residences are within walking distance of LSE. Contracts are available on a 31, 40 or 50 week basis, with catered and self-catered options. To compare prices, room types and catering options across halls, visit: Fees
As a first year undergraduate or General Course student, LSE guarantees you an offer of accommodation, as long as you apply before the deadline. We give priority to students with disabilities. Find out more: Will I be offered a place?
A mixture of students is living in each hall. Home and overseas, men and women, and in some residences undergraduate and postgraduate students. View and compare our Residential halls.
Refurbishment and maintenance works are sometimes run during the academic year. To make you aware of any possible disruption before you arrive, we list any Refurbishment and other planned maintenance works.
Prefer private sector accommodation? Visit our information section on private housing. We also offer short term temporary accommodation in our residences, so you have somewhere to stay while you're flat hunting. Visit: Temporary accommodation for LSE students
All LSE residential halls are located within a 3 mile radius of the school, with travel to campus taking an average of 20 minutes.
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Bankside House | Butlers Wharf | Carr-Saunders Hall | Grosvenor House |
High Holborn |King's Cross| Lilian Knowles | Northumberland House | Passfield Hall | Rosebery Hall | Sidney Webb House
For more details on intercollegiate halls, visit: Intercollegiate residences.
Apply for accommodation in three steps
Create your hallpad accommodation system account. You need your LSE Student ID number from your offer letter.
Choose your preferred residences and submit your choices together with your application. Now you'll need to wait for a decision. This will take around 14 days for most applications as per our schedule of decision dates [PDF].
Accept (or decline) your offer in hallpad within the deadline stated in your offer email and pay your deposit straight away. For more information, visit: Accepting or declining an offer
If you miss your deadline, you will be invited to join our waiting list. In this instance, we cannot guarantee that you will receive another offer of accommodation.
If you have any questions or problems at any stage in the process, contact us via the contact box on the left.
If your home address is within the M25 you will not receive an offer of accommodation until after 30 June 2013.
Yes, if you have a disability or medical condition, please inform us using the 'Special Circumstances' field on the accommodation application form. Also see: Information on priority applications
Gas/Electricity bills, internet, internal phone calls and basic insurance are included. You will be charged a common room fee, and if you possess a Television, you are required by law to purchase a TV license as you won't be covered by the residence. Also see: What we provide in each hall
Your moving in day will be confirmed in your licence agreement.
The move in date for all LSE owned and managed halls is 29 September 2013.
The move in date for King' Cross hall is 28 September 2013.
For some intercollegiate and privately managed halls this date can vary slightly.
Depending on the individual hall it may be possible to arrive before the official start date of your licence agreement. Different rates may apply, bookings are subject to availability and you may be allocated to a different room to the one that you will be occupying during term time. We will send you details on how to make an early arrival booking a few weeks after you have accepted your offer.
For early arrival information at intercollegiate halls or Lilian Knowles, please contact the University of London or Lilian Knowles directly.
Guests are allowed into the residence as long as they are signed in at reception. This is to comply with fire regulations. Overnight guests are permitted, but the policy may vary between halls. If you are wishing to have a guest stay for more than three consecutive nights, you will need the permission of your warden. Also visit: Information for current hall residents
You can cancel your accommodation via email to email@example.com
anytime before 1 September to receive a refund of the deposit paid. If your accommodation is in Intercollegiate Halls, King’s Cross, or Lilian Knowles different deadlines apply. Check the terms and conditions that were sent to you when you received your offer. Also visit: Accepting or declining an offer
If your application is rejected, withdrawn, or cancelled then you are invited to join our waiting list. Common instances where this can occur include: missing your deadline for offer acceptance, declining your offer, or if your application as a graduate student is unsuccessful.
We will send you regular updates on the status of the waiting list. Every applicant who joined our waiting list last year was made an offer of accommodation with LSE.
If you need to join but have not already, it is vital that you do so now in order to be considered for a place in LSE residences.
Offers of accommodation for graduate applicants who join the waiting list will not be made until week commencing 15 July 2013.
Offers of accommodation for undergraduate students who have joined the waiting list will not be made until week commencing 19 August 2013.
LSE’s Kings Cross residence is the only residence that is available on a first-come, first-served basis either through a direct application or from the waiting list.