Travelling to LSE

LSE is easily reached on public transport

If you are disabled, please see the guide to services and rights: Transport if you're disabled.

Tube/Underground stations

Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) - on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn. Approximately five minutes away.

Temple (District and Circle lines) - on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately five minutes away.

Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately ten minutes away.

National rail stations

Waterloo - other side of the River from the Strand over Waterloo Bridge. Approximately 10-15 minutes away. Trains to and from the south coast and south west of England.

Charing Cross - on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately 10 minutes away. Trains mainly to south east London and into Kent.

Blackfriars - on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge. Approximately 10 -15 minutes away. Trains mainly to south London and south east England but also the Thameslink line through north London. 

St Pancras International - on Euston Road, close to King's Cross mainline station. Take the Piccadilly Line from King's Cross to Holborn, from where it is a 5 minutes away (see 'Holborn' above). Serves the Eurostar and trains to the Midlands.


Buses that stop on or near Aldwych are: numbers: 1, 9, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 87, 91, 172, 188, 243, 341 and SL6.

Live updates of bus arrivals - Not all bus stops have electronic readouts of arrivals anymore. These have been replaced (except at strategic stops around London) by access to live updates if you have access to a mobile phone. Each bus stop shows a unique code number you can text to get a live update of when the next buses will arrive at that stop. There is also a selection of apps you can download to your mobile phone to personalise with the stops you use the most.

Bus stops show what buses stop there and their routes. Check the front of the bus too as the final destination will be given, in case it is not going the full route.


Cycle racks at LSE 
There are 540 open access bicycle racks across LSE’s campus. You can find the largest racks in Clements Inn, John Watkins Plaza outside the LSE Library entrance, and in Lincoln’s Inn Fields opposite the Cheng Kin Ku Building. Anyone using these racks must use a padlock to ensure that their bike is secure, not a D lock or chain.

If you are a member of the LSE community we have additional secure parking spaces and facilities including showers and repair stations.

Cycle hire and cycling in London advice
The LSE campus hosts three Santander Cycle Hire docking stations on Houghton Street, Portugal Street and Sardinia Street. 

See more information about cycling in London.

Please note that bicycle theft does take place in central London, including LSE campus. If your bicycle in stolen please inform LSE Security.

Car parking

LSE is within London's Congestion Charge zone and the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). If you drive within the zone on weekdays 7am - 6pm, you will need to pay. If your vehicle does not meet the ULEZ emissions standards, you will need to pay the ULEZ charge if you drive into the zone at any time.

See Westminster Council parking for up-to-date information on parking near LSE.

Disabled parking bays near LSE - The 'Blue Badge' scheme is the main scheme in Britain which provides special parking rights for vehicles carrying drivers or passengers with disabilities.

See disabled parking bays near LSE.

Tube and bus maps

The Students' Union can supply you with tube and bus maps as can the London Underground.

For further information about buses, tubes or trains telephone the 24 hour travel information service on 0343 222 1234.