LSE has one campus located in the centre of London, which is home to our academic buildings, study spaces, support services and social and leisure facilities.
Watch the videos below for an introduction to our campus and student life at LSE.
Please note that we have undertaken a huge amount of redevelopment on campus since this video was shot, so it does not include our newest building - The Centre Building. Read about developments to our campus in the section below.
Our campus is compact - you can walk across it in around 5 minutes! This provides students with the benefits and convenience of a traditional campus university, with academic buildings, support services and social facilties based in one location, whilst our central location means that our students are ideally placed to take advantage of London's attractions. Visit our London Life pages to access our student guide on what to do, eat and visit in London, find out more about the benefits of studying in the city and read our tips for living in London on a budget.
Use our interactive map to explore LSE's campus buildings, as well as some of the attractions and sights that will be on your doorstep as a student at LSE. Click on the map below to start exploring.
LSE has just one campus, based in central London. All of our buildings are next door to one another and on campus you will find all of the facilities and services you'll need as a student.
- Departments! Although you'll have lectures and classes in lots of different buildings across the campus, each department has its own academic offices, common rooms and study spaces located in a specific building. Our interactive map shows you which departments are based in which building.
- Lecture theatres and seminar/ class teaching rooms
- LSE's Library
- Cafes, restaurants, bars and pub
- LSE Students' Union Gym
- LSE Faith Centre
- NHS doctors surgery, private dental practice and nursery
- All support services (read more in the 'Student Support section')
For more detailed information about our on campus facilities take a look at our Campus Life page.
As a new undergraduate offer holder you're guaranteed accommodation in one of our LSE or University of London halls for your first year (if you list us as your firm choice on UCAS and apply by the accommodation deadline). Have a look at our step-by-step guide to booking LSE student accommodation.
Use our accommodation search tool to have a look at the different options available. You can filter by room type, annual cost, catering provision (catered or self-catered), contract length and facilities. You can also take virtual 360° tours of the LSE halls of residence.
Visit our accommodation webpages to find out more about support whilst living in halls, access guidance for students with disabilities or other support needs and check important dates and deadlines.
LSE halls of residence:
University of London halls of residence:
*This hall is managed and owned by urbanest student accommodation. LSE has a warden/representative on site to support LSE students.
Living at home
Living in halls is not mandatory. Some students may choose to continue living at home, or in private halls or private accommodation during their studies. Our Off Campus Support Scheme helps all new undergraduate students who do not live in LSE accommodation connect with each other and the LSE community.
Read current student Kit's blog post about her experience of living at home whilst studying at LSE.
Being a student in London has lots of academic, social and professional benefits. Have a look through the resources below to find out more about studying in London, and access tips on how to spend your time in the city.
We have recently completed a £125 million redevelopment of our Centre Building. The new building is home to several departments, a cafe, lecture theatres and seminar rooms, roof terraces and lots of study spaces for students.
Another project for the construction of The Marshall Building is underway and is currently scheduled to be ready for use in Lent term 2022. The Marshall Building will include a Sports Centre, arts rehearsal facilities and music practice rooms, a cafe, teaching and learning spaces and will be home to some of our academic departments and support services.
This makes it an exciting time to be an LSE student but it does mean that the construction may cause some disruption, although this will be kept to an absolute minimum.