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Accommodation Office
3.02, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7531

Opening hours:

Monday to Friday 
10:00 am - 4:30 pm




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

Butler's Wharf Residence is a self-catering residence with 46 flats. Each flat is self-contained and 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.

Butlers Wharf exterior of the building

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. Find out more about Life around Butler's Wharf|

Closest tube: Tower Hill, London Bridge, Bermondsey

How to get to Butler's Wharf|
Local area map|

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Butlers Wharf student in his room

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]

Does Butler's Wharf Residence have Wi-Fi?
All areas including bedrooms have Wi-Fi. Additionallly, 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 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]

Butlers Wharf staff and student at reception

Vacation periods
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
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 room size on average 10m2 
  • Twin room size on average 14m2 
  • Double room size on average 15m2 

Sizes are for guidance only, as rooms vary.

Fees 2014-15
Full Session (50 weeks) including Christmas, Easter and summer.

  • Single room- £128.45 - £182.35 per week
  • Twin room (per person)- £91.70 - £ 110.43 per week
  • Double room (per room) - £188.30 per week
  • Common room fee - £10 per term
  • Also see: LSE accommodation fees 2014-15 [PDF]

Butlers Wharf balcony outside shared kitchen

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.'

 Dr Lisa Goh, warden 2012-13

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.'

Harshita Rathore, student hall committee president 2010-11




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