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Apply for summer accommodation

Registered full-time students can apply for a room over the summer

This page explains who can apply for summer accommodation, which halls are available and how to apply. 

Page last updated: 19 May 2020
Latest change: Bankside House availability added

As a full-time student at LSE, you can book summer accommodation in halls. 

How to apply

1. Check if you're eligible

You can apply for summer accommodation if:

  • you are a registered full-time LSE student
  • you don't already live in LSE accommodation on a 50-week contract
  • you're applying as an individual student - we don't normally provide summer vacation accommodation for couples
  • undergraduate students can apply to Bankside House only

If you are a graduate student on a 12-month programme, you'll have priority for summer accommodation. That's because you're likely to have academic reasons for staying in summer. Any remaining rooms will be offered to undergraduate students. 

2. Find out more about halls

Coronavirus - availability update

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we have had to reduce the summer accommodation availability. Butler’s Wharf Residence and Sidney Webb House will not be open for summer accommodation this year.

Please go ahead and apply online, if you're looking for summer accommodation. If the availability increases, we will update this page and contact you with more information.

Accommodation is available at

Dates and prices

Contracts start on 20 June 2020 and end on 5 September 2020. The cost depends on the hall and room type we offer you. 

  • Lilian Knowles House rates are the same as during the current term: Table of accommodation fees [PDF].
  • Bankside House rates vary from £231.35 to £248.15 per week for single en suite rooms (daily breakfast included).

3. Apply online


When you apply online, we'll ask you to:

  • log in with your LSE username and password (LSE for You)
  • select the link to 'Summer vacation application' for your academic year
  • tell us which hall you prefer 
  • tell us if you accept another option if your first choice is fully booked (this may increase your chances of receiving an offer)
  • tell us if you want to disclose any disabilities or other support needs (this will give you access to the GP assessment form) - also see: Accommodation for students with disabilities and other support needs.
  • submit your application

4. Wait for an offer and accept your offer

Rooms are offered on a first come, first served basis. If we don't have rooms available when you apply, we will keep your application open. We can't guarantee you an offer, but we'll keep you up to date. Generally:

  • we make offers from 30 March onwards, right up to the start of the summer vacation
  • we try to make you an offer within 28 days of your application
  • graduate students are made offers first
  • any remaining rooms are offered to undergraduate students  

If we can make you an offer

We will email you to invite you to review the offer in hallpad. For next steps, visit: Next steps once you received an offer

Apply for summer accommodation online

Common application questions

Can I change my application after submitting ?

Yes, you can amend your application at any time, unless you have already received and accepted an offer.

Continue to:  Next steps once you received an offer