Bankside House summer school accommodation

Located near the South Bank of the River Thames in Southwark. The Tate Modern, Southbank Centre, St Paul’s Cathedral and Borough Market are close by. 

Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we are no longer running Summer School in 2020.

Details of the 2020 accommodation are on this page for reference purposes only. Please check our latest news on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bankside House
Bankside House
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Distance to campus: 1.5 km / 0.9 miles
Closest Underground stations: London Bridge and Southwark

Travel to campus
Walk 13 minutes across the river (Millennium Bridge) to bus stop SJ (St Pauls Cathedral) and take bus 11, 15, 26 or 76 to The Royal Courts of Justice (6 minutes, 5 stops). From here it is a 2-minute walk to campus. Alternatively, walk to campus in 27 minutes,  view full directions in Google Maps.

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General information 

  • Bankside House is the largest LSE hall.
  • Single rooms share a toilet and shower facilities (one between two rooms).
  • Breakfast is included in the fees.

Notes: none of the rooms are air-conditioned; electrical sockets are UK three-pin sockets, you may need an adaptor for your electrical items, view more information about UK sockets.

Room types

Single Basic Shared Bathroom

Single Basic Shared Bathroom
Single Basic Shared Bathroom

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  • 12m² approximate size, contains single bed, wardrobe, bedside table, desk, and chair
  • bathroom shared with only one other single room
  • free Wi-Fi
  • no cooking facilities but tea/coffee making facilities available
  • full English/vegetarian breakfast included
  • rooms serviced weekly
  • linen and towels provided
  • self-service laundry
prices
Single Basic Shared Bathroom
PeriodPrice
Prep English
14 to 21 June
£350
Session One
21 June to 11 July
Not available at this hall
Prep English
5 July to 12 July
£350
Session Two
12 Jul to 1 Aug
Not available at this hall
Prep English
26 Jul to 2 Aug
£350
Session Three
2 to 22 August
Not available at this hall.

Download the LSE Summer School accommodation price list [PDF]

What's the difference between 'standard' and 'basic' rooms?
Standard rooms have recently been refurbished and have more modern decor and furniture. Basic rooms are priced slightly lower than their 'standard' equivalent, but the general facilities will be similar. 

Single Basic En Suite 

Single Basic Shared Bathroom
Single Basic En Suite

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  • 12.5m² to 17.1m² approximate size, contains single bed, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair
  • private bathroom
  • free Wi-Fi
  • no cooking facilities but tea/coffee making facilities available
  • full English/vegetarian breakfast included
  • rooms serviced weekly
  • linen and towels provided
  • self-service laundry
prices
Single Basic En Suite 
PeriodPrice
Prep English
14 to 21 June
£567
Session One
21 June to 11 July
Not available at this hall
Prep English
5 July to 12 July
£567
Session Two
12 Jul to 1 Aug
Not available at this hall
Prep English
26 Jul to 2 Aug
£567
Session Three
2 to 22 August
Not available at this hall.

Download the LSE Summer School accommodation price list [PDF]

What's the difference between 'standard' and 'basic' rooms?
Standard rooms have recently been refurbished and have more modern decor and furniture. Basic rooms are priced slightly lower than their 'standard' equivalent, but the general facilities will be similar. 

Twin Basic En Suite (sleeps two persons)

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Twin Basic En Suite

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Booking shared rooms
We don't allocate sharers on a random basis. But if you're attending LSE Summer School with someone else and would like to stay together, you can book a shared room. Please have the other person's details ready when you make the booking. You will need to enter their name and the payment needs be made by one of you. Both of you must be attending the same LSE Summer School sessions.

  • 12.5m² to 17m² approximate size
  • contains two single beds, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair.
  • private bathroom
  • free Wi-Fi
  • no cooking facilities, but tea/coffee making facilities available
  • full English/vegetarian breakfast included
  • rooms serviced weekly
  • linen and towels provided
  • self-service laundry
prices
Twin Basic En Suite 
PeriodPrice per room
Prep English
14 to 21 June
£742
Session One
21 June to 11 July
Not available at this hall
Prep English
5 July to 12 July
£742
Session Two
12 Jul to 1 Aug
Not available at this hall
Prep English
26 Jul to 2 Aug
£742
Session Three
2 to 22 August
Not available at this hall.

Download the LSE Summer School accommodation price list [PDF] 

What's the difference between 'standard' and 'basic' rooms?
Standard rooms have recently been refurbished and have more modern decor and furniture. Basic rooms are priced slightly lower than their 'standard' equivalent, but the general facilities will be similar.

Facilities and services

Breakfast and cooking facilities

Breakfast is included in the fees and served in the ground floor restaurant from 7.30am to 10.00am every day. Please note that between 9 and 16 June (Preparatory English for Session One), breakfast will be served on LSE Campus at a slightly later time and Monday to Friday only. Details will be confirmed before your arrival. 

Evening meals may be available, depending on demand; vouchers can be purchased at reception. Within the surrounding area of Bankside House there is a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes.

There are no cooking facilities at Bankside House, but you can make your own tea/coffee.

Reception times and luggage storage

Check-in and check-out

Check in from 3pm on the day of arrival (4pm if arriving on 20 June).
Check out by 10.30am on the day of departure.

Reception opening hours

Reception is open from 7am to 11pm daily (security guards at desk overnight).

Luggage storage

Available for check-in and check-out. No overnight luggage storage.

Communal areas and social spaces

 

Common room
Common room
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The extensive lower ground floor houses a quiet study area, an IT room, and a bar.

Terms of LSE Summer School accommodation

How to make a booking

Book online using your LSE Summer School username and password 

You will receive those from the LSE Summer School Office. You'll need to log in with your LSE Summer School username and password to make a booking. Once you have those, we recommend you book your accommodation straight away. 

Booking shared rooms

We don't allocate sharers on a random basis. But if you're attending LSE Summer School with someone else and would like to stay together, you can book a shared room. Please have the other person's details ready when you make the booking. You will need to enter their name and the payment needs be made by one of you. Both of you must be attending the same LSE Summer School sessions. 

Booking Prep English course accommodation

Our dedicated hall for Preparatory English course accommodation is Bankside House. Bankside House is only available for Prep English courses. That means that you will need to move from Bankside House to the hall that you've booked for the main session when the main session starts. All halls are in Central London, so you won't have to travel far. 

Multi-session discount

If you book multiple consecutive sessions, then the connecting night from Saturday to Sunday is free of charge. So for one session you pay for 20 nights, and for two sessions you only pay for 40 nights but stay for 41 nights. And if you book all three sessions, then you can stay 62 nights but only pay for 60.

Full details are in the LSE Summer School accommodation terms and conditions [PDF] 

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Cancellations 

Due to the coronavirus travel restrictions, we have extended our cancellation period. You can now get a full refund of the accommodation fees if you cancel up to seven days before arrival.

To cancel your booking, you need to let us know in writing. Cancellation of a study programme does not automatically mean that your accommodation is cancelled, too.

Your payment will be refunded as set out in the table. 

cancellation policy

Date of cancellationAccommodation fee refund

7+ calendar days before arrival

100% of the total

For full details, see the LSE Summer School accommodation terms and conditions[PDF]

Guest policy

Our halls operate a no-guest policy during LSE Summer School. No overnight guests are permitted. 

Full details are in the LSE Summer School accommodation terms and conditions [PDF] 

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