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How to book a shared room or flat in halls

Share with a friend or let us pair you up with someone

This page sums up what you need to know about booking a shared room or flat with a friend in an LSE hall. For allocation in 3rd party halls (urbanest, UoL intercollegiate halls, Lilian Knowles House), please contact our hall directly.

Only people of the same sex and course level can share a room (unless they’re a couple, in which case you need to book a couple room). 

You have two options to share a room: 

A - share with a friend you already know
B - let us pair you up with a roommate

Our halls are vibrant and inclusive communities where you can meet new people and make new friends. To help us uphold this, you can request one roommate or flatmate only.

A - share with someone you know

If you know who you want to share with, you have until 1 August 2024 to make your allocation requests or sharer bookings, subject to availability. We can't guarantee that we can accommodate your request, but we'll do our best to allocate you together.

  • If you would like to request to live in a shared room or flat, please enter your allocation request in your accommodation account at the time of the booking. Remember to complete this by 1 August 2024. For the allocation requests to be considered, the request must be reciprocated. 
  • Please remember that we can't guarantee that we can accommodate your request but we'll do our best to allocate you together.

Make an allocation request 

We can accept one sharer/allocation request per each student who has booked a space in a shared room, or a room in a hall with a flat-style layout. If you don't have a booking for a shared room or a room in a hall with flat-style layout, you won't be able to make an allocation request. We are unable to accept any other allocation requests.

B - let us pair you up with a roommate


If you don't have a friend you'd like to share with, no problem (many people don't). 

For shared rooms - We'll pair you up with someone who is the same gender as you are and who is studying the same degree level as you at LSE.  

For halls with flat-style layout – we’ll allocate you randomly with others (male and female) who are studying the same degree level at LSE. If you have booked a single sex flat, you will be randomly allocated with students of the same sex and same degree level.

To start your booking, visit: Book accommodation

Third party halls

LSE does not accept allocation requests for third party halls (urbanest Westminster Bridge, Lilian Knowles House, University of London intercollegiate residences). Thirs party halls of residence may only be able to accommodation allocation requests for students with medical requirements. Students with medical requirements who havve bookings in third party halls should discuss their requirements directly with their hall.