High Holborn Residence virtual tour and information

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High Holborn is a purpose built hall, located north of Covent Garden, between Holborn tube station and Tottenham Court Road. It houses up to 447 students in flats of four or five bedrooms that share kitchen, shower and toilet facilities. All rooms have wash-basins. 

*Availability Update 2017/18 Applications*
All shared spaces are sold out. All postgraduate spaces have been fully allocated. Only refurbished rooms for undergraduates available (£273.35 per week)

Fees 2016-17
Full session (38 weeks), self-catered
Annual cost: £5,141.00 - £10,507.25 (38 week contract)

Single rooms £224.35 to £277.55 per week
Single en suite rooms £274.75 per week
Twin en suite rooms (two sharers) £135.80 to 148.75 per week
Common room fee £10 per term 
Also see: Fees - how much you need to pay

Contract length
High Holborn offers a 38 week contract which includes the Christmas and Easter vacations.

You will not be able to stay in High Holborn during the summer vacation, but if you have a valid academic reason for remaining in London throughout the summer, you may be offered accommodation in another residence.

Room sizes
Sizes are for guidance only, as rooms vary. The price of a room depends on factors such as location within the building, whether the room is on a corridor or in a flat, 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 ranges from 9.5m² to 12.6m²
Twin room size on average 16.6m²

The hall is situated within 10 minutes walking distance of the School, close to Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Soho.
Also visit: Life around High Holborn Residence


Closest tube stations: Holborn, Tottenham Court Road.
How to get to High Holborn
Local area map

High Holborn image gallery

Are meals included in the rent?
No. High Holborn is a self catered hall. Well equipped kitchens are provided. 

What is provided in the kitchens?
Each flat kitchen contains an oven, stove with grill and fridge/freezer. There is also a microwave, electric kettle and toaster. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]

Does High Holborn 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 are two TV rooms, a large communal lounge, a pool table and a computer room which is connected directly to the School network. There is also a coin-operated laundry. The price of a wash is currently £2.80 and a dry is £1.40. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]

Is there disabled access?
Yes. There is good disabled access to the building and there are a number of wheelchair accessible en suite bedrooms and modified kitchens.

Are the halls cleaned?
The communal areas of the hall are cleaned daily but you are responsible for cleaning your own room.

What bedding do I need to bring?
The hall will provide duvets and pillows but you must supply you own bed linen and towels. Also see: What we provide in each hall [PDF]

Ross says:

'High Holborn is unique due to its location. Staying close to the LSE campus during first year has been invaluable. Living with flatmates has been a great social experience, and I have lost count of how many free food and drinks nights we have had in the downstairs common room.'

Maria says:

'High Holborn has a warm and welcoming feel the moment you step through the doors and the location is also fantastic, 5-10 minutes from LSE and right in the heart of the West End. Most of all it has great events that all the residents can get involved in.'


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Map of LSE residences with School location indicated - large version