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Travelling to LSE

LSE is in central London and so is easily accessible by public transport including the underground (also known as the Tube), rail and bus.

Cycling and to LSE are also options although parking is very restricted locally and there is a Congestion Charge.

Transport if you are disabled

Please see the www.gov.uk guide to services and rights: Transport if you're disabled.

Tube/Underground stations

  • Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) - on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn. Approximately five minutes away.

  • Temple (District and Circle lines) - on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately five minutes away.

  • Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately ten minutes away.

National rail stations

  • Waterloo - other side of the River from the Strand over Waterloo Bridge. Approximately 10-15 minutes away. Trains to and from the south coast and south west of England.

  • Charing Cross - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately 10 minutes away. Trains mainly to south east London and into Kent.

  • Blackfriars - on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge. Approximately 10 -15 minutes away. Trains mainly to south London and south east England but also the Thameslink line through north London.
  • St Pancras International - on Euston Road, close to King's Cross mainline station. Take the Piccadilly Line from King's Cross to Holborn, from where it is a 5 minutes away (see 'Holborn' above). Serves the Eurostar and trains to the Midlands.


Buses that stop on or near the Aldwych are:

Numbers: 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, X68, 76, 77a, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341 and 521.

Live updates of bus arrivals

Not all bus stops have electronic readouts of arrivals anymore. These have been replaced (except at strategic stops around London) by access to live updates if you have access to a mobile phone. Each bus stop shows a unique code number you can text to get a live update of when the next buses will arrive at that stop. There is also a selection of apps you can download to your mobile phone to personalise with the stops you use the most..

Bus stops show what buses stop there and their routes. Check the front of the bus too as the final destination will be given, in case it is not going the full route.

Car parking

LSE is within London's congestion charging zone. See Congestion Charge for details of how to pay it.

For up to date information on parking near LSE see Westminster Council - parking.

Disabled parking bays near LSE

The 'Blue Badge' scheme is the main scheme in Britain which provides special parking rights for vehicles carrying drivers or passengers with disabilities.

Please see the following page for disabled parking bays around LSE Disabled Blue Badge bays near WC2A 2AE.


Cycle racks at LSE

There are bicycle racks on campus at St Clement's Building; in Grange Court; opposite the main entrance on Houghton Street; and in the courtyard behind St Philips Building (entrance on Sheffield Street). There are eight high-security cycle racks in the basement area between St Philips north and south buildings. Anyone using these racks must use a padlock to ensure that their bike is secure, not a D lock or chain. Please note that these secure racks are down a flight of steel steps. Care should be taken when negotiating the steps up and down while carrying a bike, especially in the wet. See Finding your way around LSE for locations. There are also showers available on campus.

Cycle hire and cycling in London advice

The LSE campus hosts two Santander Cycle Hire docking stations on Houghton Street and Portugal Street. For more information about these please see Santander Cycle Hire in London [Transport for London website]. 

For further information about cycling in London see Cycling in London (Transport for London website).

Please note that bicycle theft does take place in central London, including LSE campus. If your bicycle in stolen please inform LSE Security (see Security, Reception and Porters).

Tube and bus maps

The Students' Union Welfare and Housing Office can supply you with tube and bus maps as can the London Underground.

24-hour telephone traval information service

For further information about buses, tubes or trains telephone the 24 hour travel information service on 0343 222 1234.

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