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Explore LSE

As an LSE student our campus will become your home for the duration of your undergraduate degree. Take a look around.

Start off by watching our campus tour video, browsing through LSE in Pictures and exploring our London location using our interactive map. 

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Start off by taking a tour of campus with BSc International Relations student Laura

Keep in mind that since our campus tour video was shot we have undertaken a huge amount of redevelopment on campus, so this video doesn't show you our newest building - The Centre Building. Read more about developments to our campus in the section below.

Our campus is based in central London, with Covent Garden just a five minute walk away and the financial district, Westminster, the Houses of Parliament and London Bridge all within easy reach.

Take a look at the LSE 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.

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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.

  • Departments! Each department is based in a specific building and there you'll find academic offices, common rooms and study spaces.
  • 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 and videos on our on campus facilities take a look at our Campus life page.

Campus developments

We have recently completed a £125 million redevelopment of our Centre Building. The new building is home to several departments, a new cafe, new lecture theatres and seminar rooms, and lots of new study spaces for students.

Another project, the construction of The Marshall Building, is also underway and is currently scheduled to be ready for use in 2021.

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.

Our accommodation 

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LSE campus and some of our halls of residence

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.

Watch our videos to find out more about living in halls:

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Hear from vlogger Bertram about life in halls Hear from vlogger Bertram about life in halls
Hear from vlogger Bertram about life in halls


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