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Visit LSE

Visit the campus and gain an insight into the LSE student experience

There are many different opportunities to visit LSE, from open days or campus tours, to drop-in sessions, student shadowing for year 12 students, and school visits.

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Campus tours

Guided campus tours

Visit LSE for a campus tour with a current LSE student.

These are held on the last Wednesday of each month with additional tours held during half-term holidays, with the exception of the summer months (see note below).

Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are followed by a presentation and Q&A session, with a member of staff from Student Marketing and Recruitment.

Tours depart promptly at 3pm from the Student Services Centre in the Old Building. Please ensure you arrive five minutes early as we are unable to wait for late arrivals. We are unable to provide storage facilities for bags and luggage.

Book your place on a campus tour.

Self-guided tours

You can go on a self-guided tour of the campus any weekday between 9.30 and 17.00, apart from University closure days.

You can see key LSE buildings in Google Maps, and use this to navigate the campus, or you can use the LSExplorer brochure [PDF], or collect a hard copy from Student Marketing and Recruitment.

See campus maps and information on disabled access to LSE buildings, and information on travelling to LSE.

If you have any queries during, before or after your self-guided tour, you are welcome to attend a drop-in session - please see the information below.

Drop-in sessions

If you have any questions about applying to or studying at LSE (undergraduate, graduate, General Course), feel free to drop into Student Marketing and Recruitment Pankhurst House (formerly Tower One), Sixth floor) between 9.30 and 17.00, Monday to Friday. We'll be happy to help.

Please note that the office will be closed on the afternoon of Wednesday 19 December (from 12.30) and then from Friday 21 December until Wednesday 2 January.

Graduate Admissions drop-in sessions

If you are applying for graduate study and have already begun the application process, you may like to attend one of the drop-in sessions offered by the Graduate Admissions, in the Student Services Centre, Old Building.

Events for offer holders

Offer Holders' Day for Undergraduates

Each year, LSE holds an Offer Holders' Day for undergraduate applicants with an offer of admission. The day is an excellent opportunity to attend subject taster talks, meet LSE students and tour the campus.

Destination LSE: pre-departure events around the world

Each summer, the School's alumni around the world organise Destination LSE events for undergraduate, graduate and General Course students joining LSE for the first time. Meet fellow future LSE students, as well as current students and alumni and find out more about what studying at LSE is like. 

Please note that events are added on a rolling basis, so check back later to see additional events as they're added. Alternatively, you can also email destination.lse@lse.ac.uk with any queries.

Student Shadowing

Student Shadowing provides a unique opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students from schools and colleges in the UK to gain an insight into studying at LSE. Students spend half a day at LSE shadowing an undergraduate student, attend a lecture, have a tour of campus, and quiz students on their university life.

Taster courses

The University Taster Course Programme provides Year 12 students with a taste of what life at a university in London is like. Taster Courses are free to attend and you can choose from over 100 courses in a variety of subject areas at numerous participating universities.

On Tuesday 12 June 2018, LSE held Taster Courses in the following subject areas:

  • An Introduction to LSE and Anthropology
  • An Introduction to LSE and Economic History
  • An Introduction to LSE and Finance
  • An Introduction to LSE and Geography and Environment
  • An Introduction to LSE and International History
  • An Introduction to LSE and Philosophy
  • An Introduction to LSE and Social Policy

Information about future Taster Courses at LSE will be available on this page in early 2019.

Undergraduate Open Days

We hold two undergraduate open days a year. Our next Open Days will be held in Spring and Summer 2019. Open days are your opportunity to find out more about LSE, the application process, careers, financial support, and a specific subject or two that you're interested in. You also have the chance to visit the campus and a hall of residence.

Our last Open Day took place in July 2018. Recordings of the talks can be accessed on the July event page.

Visits to LSE for groups

Student Marketing and Recuitment hosts group visits to the LSE campus throughout the year.

Find out more about group visits in our teachers and schools pages.