London WC2 is also the post-code of Covent Garden and Holborn. As one can read in a tourist leaflet "It contains two of the world's most famous open spaces in Leicester Square (hosting film premieres) and Trafalgar Square (home of Nelsons Column and scene of many a political rally). London WC2 is the heart of Theatre land, with the London Coliseum and the Royal Opera House and the world famous West End Theatres showing musicals or plays
Students introduction to life in WC2
The LSE is in Central London, in the City of Westminster, hence its postcode WC2. LSE is 3 minutes walk from the river Thames, and within short walking distance from Museums, Covent Garden, Soho, Chinatown and many other exciting places. The area is crammed with lively pubs, clubs, restaurants, galleries, designer shops, and many interesting monuments. It is in a node of communications enabling easy and fast access to St. Pancras and Victoria train stations, and also to Heathrow airport (direct connection), etc.
While it is a temptation for studious students to have all these fabulous resources at hand, it seems that they cope with it quite well, and we agree with them the location of the School in one of the most desired areas of Central London participates in making studying at LSE a great lifetime experience which alumni fondly remember.
As LSE has grown over the last 100 years, it has gradually acquired many contiguous blocks of buildings so the streets between them have informally become part of the School's campus. Although this is still public space, there are no cars and almost all people in the streets are either LSE students or LSE faculty. LSE has pubs, restaurants, and even its own clinic in this growing urban campus.
But life in WC2 is before all about people. The Psychology@LSE students form a jolly community which shows creative use of the WC2 resource, and of their insertion in the larger LSE student community. Over the years, the Psychology@LSE staff has been continuously amazed at their capacity to prove that hard work and academic dedication can go on par with having a lot of fun.