Bankside House

Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA


Contract length: 39 weeks

Distance to campus: 1.5km

Room types

  • 595 Bed spaces in total
  • 256 Single
  • 247 Single en suite
  • 92 Twin en suite (shared)


  • 24-hour staff cover
  • Accessible rooms
  • Bicycle storage
  • Car parking
  • Catered
  • Common room
  • Communal TV
  • Computer room
  • Lift access
  • Non-smoking
  • Printing facilities
  • Quiet study space
  • Secure entrance
  • Self-service laundry
  • WiFi

Page update: 30 March 2024

Bankside House is now open for bookings for 2024/25. We are closely monitoring system performance however, your feedback is invaluable during this process, so please only use the error form here to report any issues.

Real time live availability for 2024/25 is not currently available on this page. Please log into your accommodation account to see which rooms are available.

Bankside House is located in the historic borough of Southwark on the Thames’ South Bank. A walk along the river will take you to the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tate Modern and the South Bank Arts Centre, as well as the famous Borough Market.

Travel time to campus
On foot: 27 mins
By bike: 13 mins
By public transport: 24 mins

Closest London Underground stations
London Bridge, Southwark

Who can book at Bankside House?
Undergraduate students first, but if we still have rooms available in late summer, we open Bankside House to a small number of graduate students, too.

Virtual tour images
To view the virtual tour of Bankside House, select the 'view 360° tour' button on this page. Please not that our virtual room tours are a representation of each room type only. 

Catering and kitchens
Bankside House is a catered hall. Six evening meals and one brunch are included in your rent during term time. Catering is not provided during the vacation periods. For menus and meal times see Catering in LSE halls.
Shared snack point kitchens are on each floor and are open 24hrs. For details of what's in the kitchen, see What we provide in each hall [PDF].

Corridor-style with rooms along the corridor.

What's included in the rent?
Six dinners and one brunch per week in term-time, Wi-Fi, insurance and utility bills. Also includes common room activities and portable appliance testing. Meals are not served during the Christmas and Easter break, but the cost is spread over the full stay.

Prices for 2023/24
Prices on this page are for 2023/24. To see prices for 2023/24 please review our table of accommodation fees

Communal areas cleaned daily. You are responsible for cleaning your own room. A cleaning service is available.

Planned refurbishment
To see if any works are scheduled for this hall see Planned refurbishment works in halls.

Real time live availability for 2024/25 is not currently available on this page.

  • Single room

    Shared bathroom

    £ 259.70 p/wk


    Contract cost: £10,091.20
    Contract length: 39 weeks
    Size approx: 12.5m²

    Room contains single bed, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage. Duvet and pillows provided.
    Also see:
    What we provide in each hall [PDF]
    Table of bed sizes [PDF]

  • Single en suite room

    Private bathroom

    £ 277.20 -
    £297.15 p/wk


    Contract cost: £10,771.20 to £11,546.40
    Contract length: 39 weeks
    Size approx: 15.66m² to 17.11m²

    Room contains single bed, private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage. Duvet and pillows provided. 
    Also see:
    What we provide in each hall [PDF]
    Table of bed sizes [PDF]

  • Twin en suite

    Private bathroom

    £ 167.65 -
    £186.20 p/wk


    Contract cost: £6,514.40 to £7,235.20
    Contract length: 39 weeks
    Size approx: 23.55m² to 25.32m²

    Room contains two single beds and a private bathroom with shower, sink and toilet. A wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage are provided per person. Duvet and pillows provided. 
    Also see:
    What we provide in each hall [PDF]
    Table of bed sizes [PDF]

Additional costs

  • card operated laundry and ironing room - a wash costs £2.80 and a dry £1.40  
  • optional room cleaning service from £15.00
  • personal fridge £20 per term, £60 for the whole academic year. If you do wish to bring a small fridge to the hall to keep in your room, you will need to pay these charges. 

What students say

"Bankside House is one of LSE's best halls. The facilities are incredible, and it's just 25 minutes walk from campus."

"Tate Modern art gallery and Shakespeare's Globe Theatre are on our doorstep, and there are plenty of restaurants on the Southbank."

"I enjoy jogging along the South Bank - every time I feel as if I am on a sightseeing tour."

"The student committee organise amazing events, from the Christmas boat party to paintballing. There's never a dull moment at Bankside."

Visit Bankside House

Please contact us to request an appointment for your viewing and we will do our best to assist. Email

Visit and open days

For other opportunities to visit our accommodation, see: Visit LSE

Travel directions and contact details

Travel to Bankside House

For travel options from where you are, see: Bankside House on Google Maps

Taxi travel

For a fare estimate and to book with an eco-friendly taxi company, visit Green Tomato Cars.

Nearest Underground stations

Southwark (Jubilee line)
Borough (Northern line)
London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern lines)
Blackfriars (Circle and District lines)

Nearest railway stations

Waterloo East
Cannon Street
London Bridge

To Bankside House by car

The address for your satnav is: 24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA


Parking is very limited in Central London. Bankside House has its own driveway, where you can pull in for unloading on arrival day.  To see the nearest car parks and on-street parking, visit: Parkopedia

During term-time some car parking spaces are available at a charge. For more information contact the Bankside House reception.

Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Bankside House is inside London’s Congestion Charge/Ultra Low Emission Zone area.

If you drive to Bankside House on weekdays you need to pay the Congestion Charge. Visit: Congestion Charge 

You also need to pay the ULEZ charge, if your car doesn’t meet ULEZ emissions standards. The ULEZ charge operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To check if your car meets the emission standards visit: ULEZ vehicle checker

Travel from here to LSE campus

Directions from Bankside House to LSE Campus on Google Maps

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5750


Book accommodation

For next academic year accommodation, visit: Book accommodation

For current academic year accommodation, visit: Mid-year room vacancies

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