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LSE Summer School: top five reasons to stay in halls

A great place to stay while you study, explore and enjoy London

Find out why staying in LSE halls during Summer School is a great option. 

I'm staying at Northumberland House and I would 100 per cent recommend it. It's in the very centre of London and my lessons are only a 20-minute walk away.

Ginevra Bizzarri, University of Durham, UK

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Video: hear from Summer School alumni about their LSE halls experience.

1. It’s easy to get to the School

All LSE halls of residence have one thing in common - they're perfectly located for you to get to class. All our locations are in central London, a short walk or bus ride from the LSE campus. By walking, public transport, or by bike (London has a public bike-sharing scheme), no hall is more than 25 minutes away from LSE campus.

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All halls are close to London landmarks and LSE campus

2. London's top sights are on your doorstep

The other perk about living in LSE halls is that you’re near London's museums, restaurants and tourist attractions. So you can spend more time exploring and less time travelling. And if you want to head off the beaten track,  London's frequent and reliable public transport system will easily connect you to other London boroughs. For example:

  • Carr-Saunders Hall is a short walk from the British Museum and Regent's Park, two of London’s most iconic spots. 
  • Bankside House and Sidney Webb House are ideally positioned to get to the Tate Modern gallery - home to a vast array of international modern art - as well as foodie heaven Borough Market. London's world-famous nightlife including venues Ministry of Sound and Corsica Studios are also nearby.
  • Northumberland House is just off Trafalgar Square, near Piccadilly Circus and the West End.

3. Everything you need is included in the cost

Bed linen and towels are provided and all rooms have Wi-Fi. You'll have use of shared kitchens (or private kitchenettes at Grosvenor House), and a cooked breakfast is included – served in the residence or in the campus restaurant. Kevin Ntabo, from Kenya said: “When it comes to food, the breakfast served is so great, I’ve never had anything like it at home.” 

  • Communal TV and computer facilities are standard. Some communal areas are equipped with pool tables and table football, and urbanest Westminster Bridge also offers a free-to-use gym and swimming pool.
  • Every site has a 24-hour staffed reception with overnight security, so you and your parents can have peace of mind that someone will be around to help if you need.
  • If you’re using a wheelchair to get around, accessible accommodation is available in High Holborn Residence, and Grosvenor House has several studios with adapted kitchens.
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Room with a queen size bed in High Holborn Residence

4. Rooms are competitively priced

Each of our halls is priced at a different point, with a range of room options to suit different needs and budgets. 

The length of your accommodation contract is tailored exactly to the length of the Summer School programme(s), so you only pay for what you need. You will struggle to match LSE accommodation rates in the short-let private market.

You won’t have to worry about any surprise fees or charges either, as all bills are included in your rent. You can even buddy up with a friend and reduce the cost of your stay by sharing a room.

For a quick price comparison, download the LSE Summer School accommodation price list [PDF]

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Students at urbanest Westminster Bridge playing pool in one of the communal areas

5. You'll connect with students from all over the globe

Staying with like-minded students who are also embarking on their Summer School journey gives you a strong community and base to come home to after class. You will be immersed in an inclusive university environment, with plenty of opportunities to form friendships with people from all corners of the globe. 

“I loved living in High Holborn. Everyone’s trying to meet new people and there’s a lounge area which makes this much easier.” - Shreya

So, if you want to live in some of the best places in London, close to campus, with all the facilities you need, and make friends while you do it, at a reasonable price -  then LSE accommodation could well be your best option.

Remember to apply soon, as it is not unusual for the more popular halls to fill as soon as March and April. 

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