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LSE Butler's Wharf 

11 Gainsford Street



Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5795
Fax: +44 (0)20 7107 5797


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Butler's Wharf Residence virtual tour and information

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Butler's Wharf Residence is located on the south side of the River Thames near Tower Bridge. It accommodates up to 292 graduate students in 46 self-contained flats. Each flat incorporates a large shared kitchen, living room/diner, bathroom, shower and toilet facilities. The majority of the flats are shared by six people. All rooms contain wash-basins.

Fees 2015-16
Full Session (50 weeks), self-catered
Annual cost: £4,571.90 - £9,772.00 (50 week contract)

Single room  £133.70 - £189.70 per week
Twin room (per person) £91.70 - £ 110.25 per week
Double room (per room) £196.00 per week 
Common room fee £10 per term
Also see: LSE accommodation fees 2015-16| [PDF]

Contract length
Butler’s Wharf Residence offers a 50 week contract which covers the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations. Extensions may be arranged with the hall after arrival.

Room sizes
Sizes are for guidance only, as rooms vary. The price of a room depends on 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 room size on average 10m² 
Twin room size on average 14m² 
Double room size on average 15m² 

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. 
Also visit: Life around Butler's Wharf Residence|

Closest tube stations: Tower Hill, London Bridge, Bermondsey
How to get to Butler's Wharf|
Local area map|

Butler's Wharf image gallery|

Are meals included in the rent?
No. Butler’s Wharf is a self-catered hall. Well equipped kitchens are provided.

What is provided in the kitchens?
Each flat 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]

Does Butler's Wharf Residence have Wi-Fi?
Yes. All areas including bedrooms have Wi-Fi. Additionally, there is a high speed LAN socket in your room, that allows you to connect straight to the LSE network and the internet. Also see: What we provide in each hall| [PDF]

What shared areas are there?
There is a large common room with a TV, a bicycle storage area and a pay-as-you-go laundry (iron and ironing board are provided in each flat).
Also see: What we provide in each hall| [PDF]

Are the halls cleaned?
You are responsible for cleaning your own room and the communal areas of the flat.

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]

Lisa says: 

'Butler's 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.'

Harshita says:

'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.'

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Map of LSE residences with location of School indicated - small version|