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Residential Services
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 High Holborn 

178 High Holborn


Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5737
Fax: +44 (0)20 7107 5735


Who's who at High Holborn|

High Holborn

High Holborn is a purpose built hall of residence and located between Holborn and Tottenham Court Road underground stations. The hall houses up to 447 students. Rooms are grouped into four or five bedroom flats that share kitchen, shower and toilet facilities. All single rooms have wash basins and there are bathroom facilities on each floor.  

High Holborn people outside entrance

The hall is situated within 10 minutes walking distance of the School in the heart of London's Theatre land, close to Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Soho. Find out more about: Life around High Holborn Residence|

Closest tube: Holborn, Tottenham Court Road.

How to get to High Holborn|
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High Holborn student at desk

Does my rent include meals?
High Holborn 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 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?
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 an inexpensive coin-operated laundry. Also see: What we provide in each hall| [PDF]

Is there disabled access?
There is good disabled access to the building and there are a number of en suite, disabled facility 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]

LSE High Holborn Residence - Reception area with students

Vacation periods
High Holborn offers a 40 week contract which runs throughout 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
The price of a room depends on a number of 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

Sizes are for guidance only, as room vary.

Fees 2014-15
Full session (40 weeks) including Christmas and Easter

  • Single rooms £209.30 to £259.00 per week
  • Single en suite rooms £256.20 per week
  • Twin en suite rooms (per person) £135.80 to 148.75 per week
  • Common room fee £10 per term 
  • Also see: LSE accommodation fees 2014-15 [PDF]

High Holborn seating area with students

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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