The residence forms part of the large Butler's Wharf development on the South Bank of the Thames, situated near Tower Bridge. It is within 25 minutes travelling time (by London Underground) of the School.
Closest tube: Tower Hill, London Bridge, Bermondsey
How to get to Butler's Wharf
Local area map
Butler's Wharf image gallery
Does my rent include meals?
Butler’s Wharf is a self catered hall. Well equipped kitchens are provided.
What is provided in the kitchens?
The hall is divided into groups of rooms around communal kitchens. Each kitchen contains a fridge/freezer, oven/grill microwave and four ring hobs, plus an electric kettle and toaster. Students are expected to provide their own pots, pans, cutlery and crockery. There is a general store and other food outlets within two minutes walk of the building as well as vending machines on site. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]
What shared areas are there?
There is a large Common Room with a TV and a bicycle storage area. There is also an coin-operated laundry, and an iron and ironing board are provided in each flat.
Do I get a telephone and internet?
Each bedroom has a data link to the School network and internet. For more information, visit: Using your own computer.
You have access to your own telephone and voice mail. For further information visit: Student halls telecoms
Are the halls cleaned?
You are responsible for cleaning your own room and the communal areas of the hall.
What bedding do I need to bring?
The hall will provide duvets, mattress covers and pillows but you must supply and launder your own bed linen and towels. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]
Butler’s Wharf offers a 50 week contract which covers the Christmas, Easter and Summer vacations. The contract ends on 13 September, but extensions may be arranged with the hall after arrival.
The price of a room depends on a number of factors such as location within the building, available natural light, or how close it is to shared facilities. That means that a more expensive room is not necessarily larger, or a smaller room cheaper.
Single rooms are on average 10m2
Twin rooms are on average 14m2
Couple rooms are on average 15m2
*These are for guidance only, as room sizes vary.
Full Session (50 weeks including Christmas, Easter and Summer) 2013-14 rents
Single - £121.10.10 - £128.80 per week
Twin - £89.60 per week
Couples room (per room) - £177.80 per week
Common room fee - £10 per term
Also see: LSE accommodation fees 2013-14 [PDF]
* Accommodation prices stated on these pages are valid for the current academic year 2013-14. We will publish our 2014-15 rates as soon as they have been set. In the meantime, please expect an average increase of approximately 3 per cent.
'Butlers Wharf is a delightful place to live and the route to LSE along the South Bank is an excellent one (about 40-45 minutes). It is close to the river Thames, with a marvellous view of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. Nearby are Borough Market, the Design Museum, St Katherine's Dock, Hay's Wharf, and the creative quarters of Bermondsey and Borough.'
Dr Lisa Goh, warden 2012-13
'We are a mixed group, with many outgoing, highly sociable people as well as the quiet, more studious types. We are extremely diverse, and you are likely to find yourself living with people from five other countries. The common room is often busy with people relaxing in front of the television, playing pool or table football - and there's always someone around for a chat.'
Harshita Rathore, student hall committee president 2010-11