Bankside House

Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA

£131-234p/wk

Contract length: 38 weeks

Not available

Distance to campus: 1.5km

Room types

  • 598 Bed spaces in total
  • 256 Single
  • 250 Single en suite
  • 92 Twin en suite (shared)

Facilities

  • 24-hour staff cover
  • Accessible rooms
  • Bicycle storage
  • Car parking
  • Catered
  • Common room
  • Communal TV
  • Computer room
  • Extra bed for guests
  • Licensed bar
  • Lift access
  • Non-smoking
  • Printing facilities
  • Quiet study space
  • Secure entrance
  • Self-service laundry
  • WiFi

Bankside House is located in the historic borough of Southwark on the Thames’ South Bank. A walk along the river will take you to the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and the South Bank Arts Centre, as well as the famous Borough Market.

Travel time to campus
On foot: 27 mins
By bike: 13 mins
By public transport: 24 mins

Closest London Underground stations
London Bridge, Southwark

Who can apply to Bankside House?
Undergraduate and graduate students. 

Catering and kitchens
Bankside House is a catered hall. Six evening meals and one brunch are included in your rent during term time. Shared snack point kitchens are on each floor and are open from 7am to 10pm. For details of what's in the kitchen, see What we provide in each hall [PDF].

Layout
Corridor-style with rooms along the corridor.

What's included in the rent?
Six dinners and one brunch per week in term-time, Wi-Fi, insurance and utility bills.

Cleaning
Communal areas cleaned daily. You are responsible for cleaning your own room. A cleaning service is available.

Planned refurbishment
To see if any works are scheduled for this hall see Planned refurbishment works in halls.

  • Single room

    Shared bathroom

    £211.75 p/wk

    Catered

    Not available

    Contract cost: £8,016.25
    Contract length: 38 weeks
    Size approx: 12.5m²

    Room contains single bed, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage. Duvet and pillows provided. Also see What we provide in each hall [PDF].

  • Single en suite room

    Private bathroom

    £217.70 -
    £233.80 p/wk

    Catered

    Not available

    Contract cost: £8,241.50 to £8,851.00
    Contract length: 38 weeks
    Size approx: 15.66m² to 17.11m²

    Room contains single bed, private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage. Duvet and pillows provided. Also see What we provide in each hall [PDF].

  • Twin en suite

    Private bathroom

    £130.90 -
    £145.25 p/wk

    Catered

    Not available

    Contract cost: £4,955.50 to £5,498.75
    Contract length: 38 weeks
    Size approx: 23.55m² to 25.32m²

    Room contains two single beds and a private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. A wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage are provided per person. Duvet and pillows provided. Also see What we provide in each hall [PDF].

Additional costs

  • £10 common room charge per term to fund activities and events
  • £10 fee to test your portable electrical equipment
  • card operated laundry and ironing room - a wash costs £2.80 and a dry £1.40  
  • optional room cleaning service from £15.00

What students say

"Bankside House is one of LSE's best halls. The facilities are incredible, and it's just 25 minutes walk from campus."

"Tate Modern art gallery and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre are on our doorstep, and there are plenty of restaurants on the Southbank."

"I enjoy jogging along the South Bank - every time I feel as if I am on a sightseeing tour."

"The student committee organise amazing events, from the Christmas boat party to paintballing. There's never a dull moment at Bankside."

Visit Bankside House

You’re welcome to visit Bankside House during the day, any day of the week. We might not be able to show you a room (if they’re all occupied), but you can look at communal areas, and if an extra member of staff is available, we’ll give you a tour. Please contact us beforehand, to make sure reception knows you’re coming. Email banksidereception@lse.ac.uk

6 July 2017 - Undergraduate open day - An opportunity to visit some of our accommodation. View the programme

Travel directions and contact details

Travel to Bankside House

For travel options from where you are, see: Bankside House on Google Maps

Nearest Underground stations

Southwark (Jubilee line)
Borough (Northern line)
London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines)
Blackfriars (Circle and District lines)

Nearest railway stations

Blackfriars
Waterloo East
Cannon Street
London Bridge

To Bankside House by car

The address for your satnav is: 24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA

Parking

Parking is very limited in Central London. Bankside House has its own driveway, where you can pull in for unloading only. To see the nearest car parks and on-street parking, visit: Parkopedia 

Congestion Charge

Bankside House is located inside the London Congestion Charge zone. It's a charge you'll need to pay if you drive into Central London during the week. Visit: Congestion Charge

Travel from here to LSE campus

Directions from Bankside House to LSE Campus on Google Maps

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5750
Email: banksidereception@lse.ac.uk