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Arriving early at your hall

Stay in London before your accommodation starts

If you have a term-time place in halls, you may be able to book an 'early arrival' for August/September. The way you can book to arrive early depends on your hall. This page explains how the process works. 

Early arrival bookings for 2022/23 academic year are now open.

When and if you can arrive early depends on your circumstances

Depending on your hall, follow option A, B or C.

Option A - LSE halls and Sidney Webb House (from 1 September): book in your LSE Student Accommodation Account

Which halls are included in option A?

Bankside House
Butler's Wharf Residence (from 4 September only)
Carr-Saunders Hall
High Holborn Residence
Passfield Hall|
Rosebery Hall
Sidney Webb House 

Can I arrive early into my hall?

Yes, you can book extra nights before your contract starts (subject to availability). If you're in a shared room during term-time, you can only book a single room for early arrival. It's highly likely that you will need to move rooms on the start date of your licence agreement. 

How do I book?

Follow the steps in your accommodation system account. You can do this at any time from your "Accommodation status" screen.

Log into your accommodation account

What's the earliest date I can move in?

The date depends on your hall and whether you're on a pre-sessional course.

If you're on a pre-sessional course:

  • You can arrive at Bankside House, High Holborn Residence, and Sidney Webb House from 20 August.
  • At Butler's Wharf Residence, you can arrive from 4 September only. But if you are attending a pre-sessional course, you can temporarily stay at Bankside House instead. You will need to book your early arrival as follows:
    1 - book your arrival from 4 September in your LSE Student Accommodation System account
    2 - follow option C to book the first part of your stay in Bankside House (check-in from 20 August)
    You will have to move from Bankside House to Butler's Wharf Residence on 4 September. 

If you're not on a pre-sessional course:

  • You can arrive at High Holborn Residence, Sidney Webb House, Carr-Saunders Hall, Passfield Hall and Rosebery Hall from 1 September.
  • You can arrive at Butler's Wharf Residence from 4 September.

Will I get my term-time room?

We will try to offer you your term time room type. But if that isn't available, the online booking system will offer you an alternative room.

If you can't offer me my term-time room will I have to move rooms?

Yes, if we can't offer you your term time room for the early arrival part of your stay, you will have to move rooms before term starts. We try to have your term-time room ready for you as early as possible, so you can move in before the check-in weekend, but that's not always possible. We'll confirm the date on which you will need to move between your early arrival room and your term-time room.

For general arrival days of all halls, see: Contract lengths and dates 

Option B - Lilian Knowles House, University of London halls, and urbanest King's Cross and Westminster Bridge: book directly with your provider

Which halls are included in option B?

College Hall (UoL)
International Hall (except flats) (UoL)
Lilian Knowles House (Sanctuary Students)
The Garden Halls (UoL)
Connaught Hall (UoL)
Nutford House (UoL)
urbanest King's Cross (urbanest)
urbanest Westminster Bridge (urbanest)

What's the earliest date I can move in?

  • At University of London (UoL) Halls you can arrive from 1 September
  • At Lilian Knowles House you can arrive from 12 September

How do I book?

University of London halls

To book your early arrival, contact University of London halls directly at: info.halls@london.ac.uk
You'll be charged the term time rate for the early arrival part of your stay, see Table of accommodation fees [PDF].

Lilian Knowles House

To book your early arrival, contact Sanctuary Students at: lilianknowleshouse@sanctuary.co.uk. Booking opens from 11 July.

You'll be charged the term time rate for the early arrival part of your stay, see Table of accommodation fees [PDF].

urbanest King's Cross and Westminster Bridge

You can arrive:

  • 1 or 2 days early

How to book

If you want to arrive early, you must book this in your urbanest portal now. You will not be able to check into your hall early without confirmation that your early arrival has been approved.

Prices

There will be no fee for your early arrival at urbanest King's Cross and urbanest Westminster Bridge.

Option C - If you need to arrive before your hall is open for early arrival, or if you are on a pre-sessional course and your term time booking is not in an LSE residence, you may be able to stay in another hall temporarily

Which halls are included in option C? 

urbanest King's Cross
urbanest Westminster Bridge
Connaught Hall (UoL)
Nutford House (UoL)
College Hall (UoL)
The Garden Halls (UoL)
International Hall (UoL)
Lilian Knowles House (Sanctuary Students)
Butler's Wharf Residence (before 4 September)

Can I arrive early into my hall?

  • Students with term time bookings in urbanest residences, UoL residences, Lilian Knowles House:
    1. Please request your discount code below. 
    2. Use the code to book the earlier part of your stay online at www.lsevacations.co.uk
  • Students with term time bookings in Butler's Wharf only: You can arrive at Butler's Wharf Residence from 4 September. If you need accommodation earlier because you are attending a pre-sessional course, you can stay at Bankside House temporarily. You will need to move from Bankside House to Butler's Wharf Residence on 4 September. Book your early arrival in two steps:
    1 - book your Butler's Wharf Residence arrival from 4 September in your LSE Student Accommodation System account 
    2 - request a discount code using the button on this page
    3 - use the code to book the earlier part of your stay in Bankside House online at www.lsevacations.co.uk.
Ask for your discount code

Use this form if to request the booking code for temporary accommodation with lsevacations.co.uk in late summer. 

You won't be able to arrive early in your hall, but if we have rooms available, you can stay in an LSE hall temporarily. Submit this form and we'll get back to you with the correct booking code that you can use to book online.

  • Request your booking code
    We'll email the code to the address you'll give us here.
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What do I do once I have the booking code?

Once we've sent you your booking code, check availability and book your early arrival in a temporary hall online at www.lsevacations.co.uk (subject to availability). 

I've booked a temporary room. When can I move to my term-time hall?  

  • On 11 September for University of London halls (or whenever your booking starts)
  • On 18 September for Lilian Knowles House halls (or whenever your booking starts)
  • on 18 September for urbanest King's Cross and urbanest Wesminster Bridge (or whenever your booking starts)


Prices and terms and conditions

How much does early arrival cost?

  • If you have a term time booking in an LSE hall, you will be charged the following rates for your early arrival stay. Please see the price list below.
Early arrival rates
 Hall Room type   Price
 Bankside House  Single  £34.35
   Single ensuite  £39.30
 Butler's Wharf Residence  Single  £27.45
 Carr-Saunders Hall  Single  £34.55
   Single with queen bed  £34.95
 High Holborn Residence  Single  £47.80
   Single with queen bed  £50.00
 Passfield Hall  Single  £33.50
 Rosebery Hall  Single  £34.00*
 Sidney Webb House  Single ensuite  £31.20 to £32.35
  Double ensuite £38.45

*Catering will not be available at Rosebery Hall prior to 18 September 2022 as the canteen is closed for refurbishment. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Discounted commercial rates

If you're living in a partner hall of residence during term-time, you’ll get a student discount of 20 per cent on our commercial rates. For our current commercial rates, see: www.lsevacations.co.uk. Remember to request your discount code first (see option C). 

Terms and conditions of arriving early

Will you be living in privately rented accommodation?

If you won't be living in any of our halls but are looking for somewhere to stay in late summer, visit Short term rooms in halls