LSE Summer School students

Your safety

How to stay safe on campus and in London

In a life-threatening emergency, dial 999.

Emergency contact details

In an emergency, dial 999.

Reporting crime

Charing Cross Police Station
Agar Street
WC2N 4JP

0207 240 1212 (request the crime desk)

LSE Security numbers

Emergencies (if life-threatening dial 999)

  • Dialling from external line or mobile: 
    0207 955 6555
  • Dialling from internal line:
    Extension 666

Non-emergency (for reporting crime, etc):

LSE 24-hour Security Control Room

  • Dialling from external line or mobile: 0207 955 6200
  • Dialling from internal line: Extension 2000

Contacting LSE Summer School

The Summer School Office is located at 1.05 in 95 Aldwych.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday: 9.30am – 5:00pm

Telephone enquiries:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7227
(Office hours 9.30am – 5.00pm)

Postal address:
LSE Summer School Office
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

Email address:  summer.school@lse.ac.uk

We will respond as soon as possible to your email enquiry. However, please be aware that most of the information you require is available on this site and as we receive a large number of emails, it will be quicker if you first browse through our FAQs as most questions can be answered there.

Safety on campus

The School is one of the few institutions in central London to maintain an open campus policy. This means that throughout the day many School buildings are open.

This provides a free and collegiate atmosphere that many in the School enjoy. We are keen that you enjoy this atmosphere, but always bear in mind that the School is a public place.

If you would not leave your laptop unattended on a park bench you should not leave it unattended in the Library, the Garrick or any other public area of the School.

Please make a note of the emergency contact numbers on this page.

More information about safety on campus.

Lost property

Any property found is handled by the School's security teams working at the reception desk in the main entrance to the Old Building.

To contact the Lost Property Office please email: lost-property@lse.ac.uk or alternatively call on 020 7955 7988.

Staying safe in London

London is a safe place to study, provided that you take steps to prevent or deter crime. Whether you are a first-time visitor, a regular traveller or a local, please read the tips on visitlondon.com to enjoy London safely.

In an emergency, telephone 999 or 112. To contact the police for non-emergencies, dial 101.

Drink responsibly

It’s easier to find yourself in trouble of one kind or another when you’ve drunk too much alcohol. Please enjoy responsibly and don't let drinking ruin your night.

Find out more at drinkaware.co.uk

Travel

If you are travelling back late to your residence keep to main streets and busy well-lit areas. Stay with friends and keep an eye out for each other. Only ever use pre-booked cars or licensed black taxis displaying an illuminated taxi sign. Never get into unauthorised "mini cabs" that may solicit business on the street or outside venues. These vehicles and drivers are unlicensed and therefore illegal. Do not put yourself at risk.

Medical services

St Philips Medical Centre is a National Health Service (NHS) General Practice located within the LSE campus (Floor 2, Tower 3 in Clements Inn). It is open from 8.30am – 6.30pm. The telephone number for the Medical Centre is 020 7611 5131.

Please note that NHS care is available for immediate and necessary treatment for students from the European Union and other countries (eg Australia) which have reciprocal arrangements with the UK for primary care treatment.

Visitors accessing health services in England can find advice on nhs.uk.

Summer School students from other countries (eg USA, China, India, Russia, Singapore, Canada etc) must have appropriate health insurance to cover the costs of any medical care provided in the UK either by the NHS or private health care providers. 

Students residing in Halls on the south side of the River Thames (Sidney Webb House, Bankside House) should contact the Blackfriars Medical Centre on 020 7928 6216 to enquire about appointments. The centre is located at 45 Colombo Street, London, SE1 8EE.

Additionally, the Soho NHS Walk in Centre is approximately half a mile from the campus. This is located at 1 Frith Street, London, W1D 3HZ and their contact telephone number is 020 7534 6500.

Student counselling services

A team of qualified counsellors see more than 700 students each year and provide confidential, one to one sessions on a pre-booked or drop-in basis – see lse.ac.uk/counselling

The Service also runs a series of groups and workshops across the academic year for students, covering areas such as good writing psychology, perfectionism, exam stress and eating disorders.