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Arriving early at your hall

Stay in London before your accommodation starts

If you have a term-time place in halls, you may be able to book an 'early arrival' for August/September. 

Please note: early arrival bookings are currently closed

We'll confirm details as soon as we can. 

How and if you can book an early arrival depends on your circumstances

Depending on which hall you are in during term-time, follow option A, B or C.

Option A - LSE halls and Sidney Webb House: book your early arrival in hallpad

Can I arrive early into my hall?

Yes, you can book extra nights before your contract starts (subject to availability). If you're in a shared room during term-time, you can only book a single room for early arrival (except in Butler's Wharf Residence). That means you may need to move rooms on the start date of your licence agreement. 

What's the earliest date I can move in?

That depends whether you're on a pre-sessional course or not, and which hall you're going into:

  • If you're on a pre-sessional course you can arrive to Bankside House, Grosvenor House, High Holborn Residence, Northumberland House and Sidney Webb House from 20 August.
  • If you have a term-time booking in Butler's Wharf Residence, you can only arrive from 8 September onwards. But if you are attending a pre-sessional course as well, you can temporarily stay at Bankside House instead. You will need to book your early arrival in two steps. Step 1 - book your arrival from 8 September in hallpad. Step 2 - follow option C to book the first part of your stay in Bankside House (check-in from 20 August). You will have to move from Bankside House to Butler's Wharf Residence on 8 September.
  • If you're not on a pre-sessional course, you can arrive to Grosvenor House, High Holborn Residence, Northumberland House, Sidney Webb House, Carr-Saunders Hall, Passfield Hall and Rosebery Hall from 1 September.

Will I get my term-time room?

We will try to offer you your room type. But if that isn't available, the online booking system will offer you an alternative room.

If you can't offer me my term-time room will I have to move rooms?

Yes, if we can't offer you your room for the early arrival part of your stay, you will have to move rooms before term starts. We try to have your term-time room ready for you as early as possible, so you can move in before the check-in weekend, but that's not always possible. If you are on a pre-sessional course, you may have exams on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September, and for some halls, the general moving-in day is Sunday 23 September. For general arrival days of all halls, see: Contract lengths and dates 

How do I book?

Log into your hallpad account and follow the 'Please let us know when you will be arriving' link.

Log into hallpad 

Option B - Lilian Knowles House and University of London halls (except Connaught Hall and Nutford House): 

What's the earliest date I can move in?

  • If you're in a University of London (UoL) Hall (except Connaught Hall and Nutford House) you can arrive from 1 September onwards
  • If you're in Lilian Knowles House you can arrive from 17 September onwards

How do I book?

To book an early arrival in University of London halls (except Connaught Hall and Nutford House), contact info.halls@london.ac.uk

Lilian Knowles House: around early summer, Sanctuary Students, who operate this hall, will contact you directly to invite you to book your early arrival stay. 

 

Option C - urbanest halls, Butler's Wharf Residence (before 8 September), Connaught Hall and Nutford House: you can't arrive early, but you may be able to book a temporary room in another hall

Can I arrive early into my hall?

  • No. For urbanest Kings Cross and urbanest Westminster Bridge you can't arrive before check-in day on 23 September, and for UoL Connaught Hall and Nutford House you can't arrive before check-in day on 16 September. But if we have rooms available, you can stay in another hall temporarily. Please request your discount code below. 
  • If you have a term-time booking in Butler's Wharf Residence, you can arrive from 8 September onwards. But if you are attending a pre-sessional course as well, you can temporarily stay at Bankside House instead. You will need to book your early arrival in two steps, in hallpad and at www.lsevacations.co.uk.
    Step 1 - first book your arrival from 8 September in hallpad
    Step 2 - request a discount code  to stay in Bankside House (check-in from 20 August and book online at www.lsevacations.co.uk. 
    You will have to move from Bankside House to Butler's Wharf Residence on 8 September.

What do I do once I have the booking code?

Once we've sent you your booking code, check availability and book your early arrival in a temporary hall online at www.lsevacations.co.uk (subject to availability). 

How much does it cost?

Depending on what you're going to study, you'll pay either the term-time (pre-sessional) rate or our commercial rates minus 20 per cent. Submit this form, and we'll send you the correct booking code. 

Ask for your discount code

Use this form if to request the booking code for temporary accommodation with lsevactions.co.uk in late summer. 

You wont' be able to arrive early in you hall, but if we have rooms available, you can stay in an LSE hall temporarily. Submit this form and we'll get back to you with the correct booking code that you can use to book online.

  • Request your booking code
    We'll email the code to the address you'll give us here.
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Got your discount code already? Check availability and book at lsevacations.co.uk

I've booked a temporary room. When do I have to move to my term-time hall?  

You must move into your term-time hall on the general check-in day for your hall. For urbanest Westminster Bridge and King's Cross, this is the 23 September. For UoL Connaught Hall and Nutford House this is 16 September.

Note: If you are on a pre-sessional course, you may have exams on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 September, and for urbanest halls, the general moving-in day is Sunday 23 September. Bear this in mind, as it may mean some disruption to your studies. For general arrival days of all halls, see: Contract lengths and dates 


Further information

How much does it cost?

Depending on what you're going to study, and whether you're staying in halls during term-time, you'll pay either the term-time (pre-sessional) rate or our commercial rates minus 20 per cent. Both are really good value for a place to stay in Central London.

For pre-sessional rates, download our Table of accommodation fees [PDF]

Courses that qualify for the pre-sessional rate 2018/19

  • MSc Accounting, Organisations and Institutions
  • MRes/PhD Quantitative Economic History
  • MSc Quantitative Economic History
  • MRes/PhD Economics
  • MSc Econometrics & Mathematical Economics
  • MSc Economics
  • MRes/PhD Finance
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc Finance and Economics
  • MSc Finance and Economics (Research)
  • MSc Finance and Private Equity
  • MSc Risk and Finance
  • Global MSc Management
  • MSc Economics and Management
  • MSc Management
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Financial Mathematics
  • MSc Quantitative Methods for Risk Management
  • Master of Public Administration
  • Atlantic Fellows
  • Other attendees of EC400 or EC451
  • African Leadership Programme

If you're not on one of the courses listed, or you're not living in halls during term-time you’ll get a student discount of 20 per cent on our commercial rates. For our current commercial rates, see: www.lsevacations.co.uk

Terms and conditions of arriving early