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Accommodation FAQs

This page sums up answers to frequently asked questions about LSE Summer School accommodation

 

Summer School Residences (part of LSE Vacations)

Residential Services Office (RSO)
3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

Email: residences.summerschool@lse.ac.uk
Phone: +44 (0)20 3437 0050
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Twitter: @LSESSResidences
Facebook: LSE Summer School Residences

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Booking accommodation

How can I book Summer School accommodation in LSE halls?

You can book accommodation online. Follow the 'book online' link on each hall page. To see which halls are available, visit: Accomodation for LSE Summer School.

When can I book accommodation?

You need to wait with booking until you have received your offer for an LSE Summer School course. Once you have this, you can book your accommodation online. Visit: Summer School accommodation.

Do you offer a discount?

We do offer a multi session discount. If you book accommodation for more than one session, we include the connecting nights for free. So for two sessions you will stay 41 nights, but only pay for 40 nights, and if you stay for three sessions (62 nights) you only get charged for 60 nights. 

I want to share with a friend - how can we book?

To share a room, all of you with must be attending the LSE Summer School. One of you needs to make the booking and pay the fee for the entire room. Please arrange the split of the fees between yourselves, as we can’t accept part-payments. Please enter the name(s) of the other sharers when you book, so that we can make sure we allocate you to the same room. 

Can I stay in a twin or triple room if I don’t have a friend to stay with?

No. We can't find roommates for you if you want to share a room. You can only stay in shared rooms if you have someone you want to share with and you book together (see: 'I want to share with a friend - how can we book?').

Can I live with my parent/sibling/relative in a twin room if they’re not studying on the LSE Summer School?

No. We only have a limited number of rooms available, so we are unable to offer rooms to relatives as we need to ensure accommodation for LSE Summer School students. However, relatives can book rooms separately at: www.lsevacations.co.uk.

Can I stay on after LSE Summer School has finished?

Yes, subject to availability. Check at lsevacations.co.uk or contact vacations@lse.ac.uk.

Can I book a room for fewer than 20 nights?

No. Accommodation for each session is for 20 nights and cannot be shortened.

Preparatory English Course accommodation is for seven nights and cannot be shortened.  


Paying for LSE Summer School accommodation

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept payments by credit/debit card. You can pay by bank transfer, but there’s an extra charge and you won’t be able to book online. 

  • Payment by credit or debit card - book online
    Enter your card details when you make the booking online. Your booking will be confirmed instantly (subject to the payment going through).
  • Payment by bank/wire transfer - contact us to book
    If you want to pay by bank transfer, you need to contact us, as you won't be able to book online. We'll check that you've been offered a place at the Summer School before we can make the booking for you. Then we'll send you an invoice with our bank details. You need to pay and provide us with proof of your payment (remittance advice) within 48 hours of receipt of the invoice. To cover our admin costs, we will add a £10.00 charge for bank transfers.
    Contact us by phone or email at: 
    Tel.: +44 (0)20 3437 0050
    Email: residences.summerschool@lse.ac.uk

To let us know that you would like to pay by bank/wire transfer, you can also use the contact us form on this page.

Can I pay on arrival?

No. In order to enable us to confirm your booking and secure your room, you will need to pay in full when you book your accommodation.

Halls, rooms and facilities

Are towels and bed linen provided? 

Yes, towels and bed linen are provided in all rooms, so you do not need to bring any. 

Which halls can I stay in?

To see the halls, visit: Accommodation for LSE Summer School.

What type of rooms are available?

If you're attending Summer School by yourself, you can book a single room or single studio. If you're attending with friends, you can choose from shared options. Overa'll we offer: 

Room types and facilities vary slightly between halls, but all are within easy walking distance of LSE campus. To see what's available, visit:  Accommodation for LSE Summer School.

What is the difference between basic and standard rooms?

Standard rooms have recently been refurbished and have more modern decor and furniture. Basic rooms are priced slightly lower than their 'standard' equivalent, but the general facilities will be similar. You can see an example at: Rosebery Hall.

Do you have wheelchair accessible and adapted rooms?

Yes. A limited number of studios at Grosvenor House and rooms in High Holborn Residence are wheelchair accessible some have adapted kitchen and bathroom facilities. Some rooms in other halls may be suitable for you as well, depending on what your needs are. To find the best option, please contact using the contact form on this page. 

For more information about accessibility in our halls, AccessAble have put together detailed online accessibility guides for LSE halls. 

How much does it cost to stay in LSE halls?

The rates vary by hall of residence and room type. To get a quick overview, download the LSE Summer School accommodation price list [PDF]

Is breakfast included?

Breakfast is included in the fee you pay. But depending on which hall you are staying at, it is either served at the hall or on LSE campus and either included for five or seven days. For full details, check the page for each hall.  

Breakfast served at the hall, seven days a week:
Bankside House
High Holborn Residence
Passfield Hall
Rosebery Hall

Breakfast served on LSE campus, Monday to Friday only:
Grosvenor House
Northumberland House
urbanest Westminster Bridge
Sidney Webb House

Are there gym facilities?

Two halls have gym facilities on site:

During LSE Summer School, you're welcome to use the LSE Students' Union gym

Can I have a guest stay with me in my hall?

No. Our halls operate a no-guest policy during LSE Summer School. No overnight guests are permitted.

Can I send post to the hall before I arrive?

No. Any mail arriving for you before you check in will be refused. Unfortunately we just don’t have the storage space to keep all mail before LSE Summer School starts so please do not send any post prior to arrival.

What is in the kitchens?

Generally, each floor has a kitchen area with a microwave, toaster, kettle, and cooking utensils. Bankside House has no kitchens, but you can make tea/coffee. For more details, check the Facilities information for each hall at: Accommodation for LSE Summer School.

Do I have to bring towels, bed linen, pillows?

No. We will provide you with towels, bed linen, a duvet and a pillow. 

Is there a hair dryer?

Yes, our residences have a limited number of hair dryers. Ask reception for details once you have checked in.

How often are the rooms cleaned?

The common areas of the building are cleaned daily and your room will be cleaned once a week. 

Are the rooms air-conditioned?

No. None of the rooms are air-conditioned.

Arrival and departure 

When can I check in?

Check-in is from 3pm onwards on your day of arrival, except on 20 June 2020, where check-in starts from 4pm in some halls. Please check your confirmation email for your exact check-in time.

When will I need to check out?

Check-out is by 10.30am on the day of your departure. If you don't leave your room on time we will need to charge you extra.

Can I store my luggage?

Yes, but only for check-in and check-out. No storage overnight. For details, see the check-in information on each hall page. Visit: Summer School accommodation


Cancelling or amending your accommodation booking

How can I cancel my accommodation?

Due to the Coronavirus travel restrictions, we have extended our cancellation period. You can now get a full refund of the accommodation fees if you cancel up to 7 days before arrival.

To cancel your booking, you need to let us know in writing. Cancellation of a study programme does not automatically mean that your accommodation is cancelled, too.

To cancel use the contact us form on this page. If you have cancelled your course, you still must cancel your accommodation separately. 

For more information, view the LSE Summer School accommodation terms and conditions [PDF] 

Will I get a refund if I cancel?

Yes, but only if you cancel more than 7 days before arrival. Our cancellation policy is set out below: 

Cancellation terms
 Date of cancellation Accommodation fee refund (%)
7+ calendar days before arrival  100
Less than 7 calendar days before arrival  No refund

For more information, view the LSE Summer School accommodation terms and conditions [PDF] 

I've cancelled my LSE Summer School study programme. Does this automatically cancel my accommodation?

No. Your accommodation must be cancelled separately, in writing, by the person named on the booking. To cancel use the contact us form on this page or email residences.summerschool@lse.ac.uk

I've cancelled my LSE Summer School programme, can I continue to stay in the hall?

No, LSE halls are exclusively available for LSE students. If you withdraw from the programme you will be expected to vacate your room 24 hours after the official withdrawal. Please note that fees are not refundable in the event that you withdraw from your programme.

Can I amend my booking?

Yes, modifications are possible, subject to availability. Please contact us. 

I booked a room by mistake. Will I get a refund?

If you've booked a room by mistake, eg you will be staying in a twin room and your roommate also made a booking, or you booked the pre-sessional English accommodation when not necessary, please contact us as soon as you notice. 

Depending on how early you let us know, we may be able to offer a partial refund (please see our cancelation terms and conditions). However if it is within 30 days of arrival, we cannot offer a refund, regardless of whether it was booked in error.

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