Benefits of living in halls

Top reasons to live in halls

There are many benefits to living in halls of residence. Lots of options, all inclusive rent, central locations, strong communities and much more. Read on to see why living in halls is a great choice

If you can get student accommodation, you should definitely take it. It's so much more convenient, and there's always someone there to help.

Lots of options

We allocate over 4000 places across 18 locations in the centre of London. We offer something for different preferences, needs and budgets. Read more at: Types of contracts, halls and rooms

All inclusive rent

Utility bills, Wi-Fi internet access and contents insurance, as well as the welfare support are included in the rent you pay. If there are any extra fees due, we'll let you know in advance so you don't have any nasty surprises. Visit: Cost of living in halls

Great value

We regularly check local rents to make sure we offer good value. Compared to similar properties nearby, halls of residence offer better value for money.

Amazing locations

Live close to key London landmarks, and in famous areas like Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell or Westminster. You'll even save on travel costs because most residences are within walking distance of LSE.

Safe and secure living

All halls have 24-hour reception and security teams so there's always someone available. Dedicated maintenance teams work in each hall, so any fault will get fixed quickly and you won't need to wait in your room to let the maintenance worker in. Your hall reception team is your point of contact for any query and they'll even sign for your parcels for you!

Strong community

Living in halls is great for meeting people. There's plenty of time and lots of communal space to socialise. The hall committees arrange social events, and together with the wardens and hall staff they'll help you settle in and make the most of your time at LSE.

Welfare support

Just in case anything goes wrong for you or your flatmates whilst you're at LSE, there's a warden team in every hall which can be contacted for help with almost anything (health, finances, exams, relationships and more). They're on duty overnight and all weekend, so there's never a time that support isn't available. Most halls also have a Peer Supporter who are students trained to provide you with a space to talk and be listened to.

Accommodation offer guarantee

We guarantee you an offer of accommodation if you are a new first year undergraduate or general course student and you apply by the deadline. Visit: Offer guarantee and accommodation policy

Don't just take our word for it...

Of the residents who completed our 2018 survey:

  • 91 per cent told us they were enjoying their stay in residences,
  • 87 per cent would recommend their residence to other LSE students, and
  • 79 per cent thought their residence offered good value for money.

Find out how you can apply