LSE guided campus tour

Hosted by the Student Marketing and Recruitment team

LSE campus , United Kingdom

Our guided campus tours are a great opportunity to visit some of LSE’s key facilities and get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at the School.

Guided campus tours are led by current LSE students and last for approximately 40 minutes. Tours are followed by an optional 30 minute presentation outlining undergraduate, graduate and General Course study options at LSE, student life and the application process delivered by a member of staff from Student Marketing and Recruitment.  

Places are limited and advance booking is essential.

Please refer to the FAQs below before making a booking. Book your place via the link in the 'How can I attend?' box. 

Covid Secure Measures:

  • If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or test positive for COVID-19, please do not attend the campus tour.
  • Mask wearing on campus is voluntary but strongly encouraged especially in lifts, confined spaces and teaching rooms.
  • Enhanced ventilation measures and cleaning regimes are in place on the LSE campus. Find out more about the COVID-secure measures currently in place at LSE. 


If you have any access requirements, you can indicate this on the booking form at the time of registering for the tour. Alternatively, please contact Alice Else to discuss your requirements. 

Accessibility guides for all LSE buildings can be viewed on the AccessAble website.

Attendance is free of charge and does not form part of the School’s selection process.


What time do I need to arrive and where does the campus tour start?

We advise that you arrive 5-10 minutes before the scheduled 1.30pm tour departure time. Please refer to the information in your booking confirmation email for details of where the tour will begin.  

Holborn and Temple underground stations are a five to ten minute walk away from LSE. Use our maps of LSE and directions to the campus to find your way to us.  

We are unable to wait for late arrivals. If you arrive after the tour has departed, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the external public spaces and streets around LSE’s campus using the LSExplorer but you will not be permitted internal access to LSE buildings. 

Can I bring guests with me?

When booking a place you will be given the opportunity to book a place for one guest to accompany you. We cannot accommodate any additional guests.  

Can I visit academic departments or speak to academic staff during my visit?

Tours do not include visits to individual academic departments, nor are we able to arrange appointments with academic members of staff. The member of Student Marketing and Recruitment staff delivering the introductory presentation would be happy to assist with any general queries you may have concerning studying at the School.

Does the tour include student accommodation?

Visits to LSE’s halls of residence are not included in our guided campus tours. To find out about accommodation options at LSE, please visit our Residential Services webpage.

If there is a particular residence you would like to visit, you are advised to email their reception team in advance to determine whether they would be able to offer you a virtual tour on your chosen date. Contact details for the reception teams can be found on individual residence webpages.

I can’t visit on any of the listed dates. Can you arrange a guided tour for me at another time? 

We can only offer guided tours on the dates listed. Outside of these times, you are welcome to visit LSE and take a self-guided tour using our LSExplorer. This self-guided tour has been designed to allow you to explore and discover LSE’s compact campus at your leisure. In light of COVID-19 restrictions, it leads you around the streets and external public spaces that surround our buildings. To maximise social distancing on campus and ensure the safety and wellbeing of our staff and students, it isn’t currently possible for visitors to enter our buildings. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this might cause. 

Alternatively, there are several opportunities to experience LSE from home, including our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day, Virtual Graduate Open Events, Discovery Sessions, webinars and videos.

Can I store my luggage?

We do not have storage facilities at LSE so you will be required to keep personal belongings with you at all times. Consequently, we would ask that you avoid bringing luggage with you. Mainline stations, such as London King’s Cross and London Waterloo, often offer paid for left luggage facilities.

Are there any COVID-19 requirements I need to comply with in order to attend?

Following the latest UK government announcement on COVID restrictions in England, we will not be asking for evidence of a recent negative COVID test, nor will face coverings be mandatory from 1 April.

The UK government recommend that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces.

If you test positive or are feeling unwell, we ask that you do not attend the event. Please see the current UK government advice on staying safe and preventing the spread of coronavirus.

Enhanced ventilation measures and cleaning regimes are in place on the LSE campus. Find out more about the COVID-secure measures currently in place at LSE. 

Can I make a group booking?

If you are making a booking for a school or college group of ten or more students in Year 11 or above, please complete our group visit request form instead.

Cancellation policy:

Please note that as a result of circumstances or events outside of our control (known as a Force Majeure event), which includes but is not limited to industrial action, official government advice, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises, we may need to cancel an event at short notice.

In the event of a cancellation, a change of venue or date, we will endeavour to notify attendees wherever possible through the contact details given at the time of booking. For the avoidance of doubt, the School will not be liable for any costs you may incur as a result of any cancellation, change of venue or date.

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Book your place on this campus tour.

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