Accommodation for families and couples

Students bringing a partner or children

We have rooms for student couples in LSE halls, and we're working with Zebra Housing and the University of London (UoL) to accommodate students with small families. This page explains how you can book couple or family accommodation.

How to book accommodation

If you're bringing your partner (couple accommodation)

If you're coming to LSE with your partner, you can book a room suitable for couples. They're available at Butler's Wharf Residence, Sidney Webb House and most UoL Intercollegiate Halls.

Because couple accommodation is limited, we cannot guarantee that a couple room is available. So even if you’re an undergraduate student, the accommodation guarantee wouldn’t apply to you. If there are no couple rooms available, to make sure you're not missing out, you will need to book as an individual student.

Does my partner have to be an LSE student?

No, your partner doesn't have to be studying at LSE, but the contract will be made with you only. Your partner won't be named on the contract and you will be fully responsible for the room and all fees.

Even if both of you study at LSE and you book a room, the accommodation contract will be with only one of you (the person who booked). The other person won't be named on the contract and the named person will be fully responsible for the room and all fees.

How much does couple accommodation cost? 

Download our Table of accommodation fees [PDF]

How to book couple accommodation

You can book online using the student accommodation system. Select to make a 'couple’ booking once you’ve started you accommodation booking. To get started, visit:  Book accommodation in halls

If you're bringing children (family accommodation)

If you're coming to LSE with your children you can book family accommodation directly with Zebra Housing or University of London International Hall.

LSE don't own or manage any family accommodation directly. That's why we work in partnership with Zebra Housing and the University of London International Hall to provide accommodation for LSE students with families.

Family accommodation is in limited supply and availability depends on current residents moving out, which can happen any time during the year.

Who is eligibe for family accommodation?

You are eligible if you:

  • have one or two children
  • are studying a full-time degree or postgraduate qualification
  • Zebra Housing only accepts overseas students

How much does family accommodation cost?

Zebra Housing prices from 1 July 2023, for guidance only

  • studio flats from £1,041 to £1,583 per month
  • one-bed flats from £1,551 to £1,808 per month
  • two-bed flats from £1,769 to £1,965 per month

How to book family accommodation

Zebra Housing and the University of London manage their family accommodation themselves. Please contact them directly to book your accommodation: 

Zebra Housing
University of London International Hall 

Family accommodation FAQ

Q: Can we stay for the full duration of my course?

Yes. You can stay until you've completed your studies.

Q: What happens if I don't get offered accommodation in Zebra Housing or International Hall?

The LSE Private housing service will be able to support you in finding alternative accommodation. Visit: Private housing

Q: Does LSE offer childcare? 

The LSE Nursery is currently closed, while we explore long-term childcare solutions that suit the changing needs of our community as the way we work and study evolves. In the meantime, we will continue to provide access to local, quality childcare through an interim partnership scheme with three nurseries near to LSE's campus. Visit: Nursery partnerships