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Explore our campus

Take a look around our campus and find out more about our facilities 

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.

Get to know LSE - hear from our current students Get to know LSE - hear from our current students
Get to know LSE - hear from our current students
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Students Imogen and Michael give a guided tour of our central London campus

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.

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Our campus

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.

Student vlogger Elli shares her favourite study spots on campus Student vlogger Elli shares her favourite study spots on campus
Student vlogger Elli shares her favourite study spots on campus
Food on campus and in halls at LSE - LSE Student Vlog by first year BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science student Elli Food on campus and in halls at LSE - LSE Student Vlog by first year BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science student Elli
Food on campus and in halls at LSE - LSE Student Vlog by first year BSc Psychological and Behavioural Science student Elli
  • 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.

Our accommodation 

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LSE and campus and some of our halls of residence

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.

Living in halls is a great way to experience living in London, adjust to student life and meet new people. The hall committees arrange a number of social events, including welcome activities at the start of the year, pizza parties, film nights and boat parties. Read President of Bankside House and current student Ishaaq's blog post about living in halls. 

Each residence has a warden team who provide support, assistance and guidance to ensure the personal and social wellbeing of students during their time at the hall. They're on duty overnight and all weekend, so support is always available. 

LSE halls of residence:

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*This hall is managed and owned by urbanest student accommodation. LSE has a warden/representative on site to support LSE students.

Watch our student vlogs to find out more about living in halls:

Student Accommodation Tour: Rosebery Hall with Elli Student Accommodation Tour: Rosebery Hall with Elli
Student Accommodation Tour: Rosebery Hall with Elli

 

Student Accommodation Tour: Bankside House with Diego Student Accommodation Tour: Bankside House with Diego
Student Accommodation Tour: Bankside House with Diego
Student vlogger Emma shares 10 unusual things to bring to student halls Student vlogger Emma shares 10 unusual things to bring to student halls
Student vlogger Emma shares 10 unusual things to bring to student halls

Living at home

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Allison's top tips for commuting students

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.

What happens after first year? 

Finding a flat in London: student vlogger Daniella shares her experiences of private renting Finding a flat in London: student vlogger Daniella shares her experiences of private renting
Finding a flat in London: student vlogger Daniella shares her experiences of private renting

After first year, most students will move out of halls and into private residences. Due to the concentration of universities in the city, there isn’t a single student area in London, so there are lots of options available!

LSE has its own private housing database, Studentpad and advice and guidance is available from LSE’s Residential Services team and the University of London Housing Services. The University of London offer a contract checking serive, organise an annual housing fair, run flatemate finder events and have created a Private Housing Guide

Life in London 

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.

Campus developments

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.

Our newest building, The Marshall Building, opened in January 2022. The Marshall Building includes a Sports Centre, arts rehearsal facilities, music practice rooms, a cafe, teaching and learning spaces alongside academic departments and support services.

Tour the SU Space in the Marshall Building Tour the SU Space in the Marshall Building
Tour the SU Space in the Marshall Building