All new undergraduate students who make LSE their firm choice and apply by the deadline are guaranteed accommodation in an LSE or University of London hall for their first year of study.
As you can see from the map above, our halls are centrally located, offering the unique opportunity to live close to London landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden or Westminster.
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.
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.
Students can select their hall of residence based on a range of criteria, including location, meal provision, room type, facilities, and contract length. Most residences will include social or communal areas, such as computer rooms, fitness centres, bars, cafes or common rooms. Accommodation is also available for students with disabilities or other support needs.
Please visit our accommodation webpages for more detailed information.
You can browse through the different accommodation options using the accommodation search tool. 360° virtual tours are also available for each of the LSE residences on the individual hall of residence pages.
Read our student blogs about student accommodation and watch our videos to find out more about living in halls:
Living at home
Living in halls is not compulsory, and some students who are from London or live within commuting distance, may choose to continue living at home 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?
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 and have created a Private Housing Guide.