London is an exciting place to be a student, but we know that moving to a new country can be a daunting prospect. Refer to our guidance for students new to the UK and read our tips for dealing with culture shock to prepare.
Find out more about the benefits of student life in London.
Accommodation is guaranteed for all first year undergraduates who make LSE their firm choice and apply by the deadline. Students can select their hall of residence based on a range of criteria, including location, meal provision and room type. Some residences offer 50 week contracts which include the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations, which could be a good option if you’re planning on staying in London or want to leave your belongings in your room over the breaks.
Visit our accommodation pages to explore the available options, access price lists and undertake virtual 360 degree tours of the residences.
Our halls are centrally located, offering the unique opportunity to live close to London landmarks such as Trafalgar Square or Covent Garden, and within walking distance of LSE’s campus. Living in halls is a great way to adjust to living in London, meet new people and settle into student life. Halls of residence will organise their own programme of social events and warden teams are available 24/7 to provide practical and pastoral guidance.
There are a number of support services to help ensure that you have the best possible experience at the School. There are lots of people you can turn to if you need help, or just want to talk to someone. Visit our student support page for an overview of LSE’s support services.
The Students’ Union has its own International Students’ Officer and over 200 societies, many of which have a national or cultural focus. Joining societies is a great way to meet like-minded people, become part of the LSE community and have new experiences.
Read our student blogs and watch our student vlogs to find out more about settling into life at LSE and living in London.
Visit our student life page for more information.