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Social Life, Food, and Culture


The range of things you can do at any time in central London is second to none. Yes, you are here to study, but London will be a huge and very positive part of your experience. The LSE campus is located at the heart of all this.


There are more than 150 student societies at the LSE, spanning a very wide range of interests, from politiccs and the arts to academia and charitable causes.

The LSE Students' Union organises a range of events for all students, from young undergraduates to more mature students.

The School puts on a series of world class public lectures and events every year. Recent speakers include Aung San Suu Kyi, David Cameron, Noam Chomsky, the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso, Bill Gates, Daniel Kahneman, Paul Krugman, Christine Lagarde, Thomas Piketty, and George Soros.

Student Central is open to all London students and provides even more recreational opportunities. It is located a few minutes away, in Bloomsbury.


The theatres, museums, and galleries are some of the best in the world, and they are greater in number than anywhere else. The West End is on our doorstep, the British Museum is up the road, and the Southbank Centre is just across Waterloo Bridge.

To find out out about what's on, we recommend Time Out and the London Evening Standard. Hard copies of both are distributed across London.

Night Life

There are countless clubs, bars, and pubs, including three on campus. The world famous superclub Fabric is a short walk away, as are the legendary clubs and bars of Soho.


London caters for all tastes, with its huge range of restaurants and cafés. Zomato and TripAdvisor are useful for finding good food on any budget.