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LSE Housing Information

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Please contact your program manager at Arcadia if you have any questions about housing. College regulations require that you contract to remain in your assigned housing for the full duration of your program.

General Amenities

  • All rooms in LSE housing are wired for internet access, and you have the option of setting up phone and voicemail service. You may need to pay an activation fee directly to LSE in order to use data services.
  • All LSE and Arcadia halls of residence are non-smoking.
  • Pillows, mattresses, and duvets are provided in all halls; you will need to provide your own bed linen and towels. Arcadia staff will advise you of inexpensive places to purchase your linens once you arrive in London. We recommend purchasing linens upon arrival in the UK, as they are inexpensive and beds are often sized differently.
  • Laundry facilities and ironing equipment are provided in all residences.

When choosing your accommodation, it may be useful to refer to the following map of LSE’s campus and residences: LSE Campus Map

Supplemental housing fees

  • Supplemental housing fees will apply if you are placed in a single room in any of the following residences: Bankside House, Grosvenor House, High Holborn, Northumberland House, Passfield Hall.
  • Supplemental fees will not apply if you are placed in a shared room in any residence.
  • Please see our fee information at http://www.arcadia.edu/abroad/fees for current costs.

LSE Halls of Residence


Bankside House

  • Located a 25 minute walk from LSE
  • Closest Tube station: Southwark (Jubilee Line)
  • Situated on the South Bank of the Thames near the Tate Modern art gallery
  • The largest hall of residence; both single and twin rooms are available
  • Some rooms have private bathroom facilities and some share with one other room
  • There is a pay-as-you-eat cafeteria on site
  • Limited kitchen facilities are available onsite at an extra cost ONLY to students with special needs
  • There is a computer suite with a number of workstations and a printer onsite
  • Student bar and games room, quiet study, table tennis and TV rooms are also onsite
  • This building features good disabled access

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Butlers Wharf

  • Located 25 minutes from LSE by Tube
  • Closest Tube station: London Bridge (Northern and Jubilee lines)
  • Situated on the South Bank of the Thames, right across from the Tower of London
  • Offers flat-style accommodation with shared kitchen, bathrooms, dining space, and living areas
  • Most rooms are singles but some shared rooms are available; each room has a washbasin
  • Self-catered; all flats are equipped with kitchen facilites
  • Two computer rooms are located on-site

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Carr-Saunders Hall

  • LSE is a 25 minute walk from Carr-Saunders Hall
  • Closest Tube station: Warren Street (Northern and Victoria lines)
  • Located off Tottenham Court Road, near Regent’s Park
  • Most rooms are singles, but shared rooms are available
  • There is a pay-as-you-eat cafeteria on site
  • Bathrooms and limited kitchen facilities are shared
  • All rooms contain washbasins
  • Large TV/Common room and a lively basement Bar are onsite
  • A well equipped computer room is onsite

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High Holborn

  • High Holborn is only a 10 minute walk from LSE
  • Closest Tube station: Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines)
  • Located in the Theatre District near Oxford Street and Leicester Square
  • Offers flat-style accommodation comprised of four or five bedrooms with shared kitchen, shower and toilet
  • Most rooms are singles but some shared rooms are available
  • All single rooms have wash basins and there are also extra bathroom facilities on each floor
  • Self-catered accommodation; no meal plan available
  • Two TV rooms, a large communal lounge, a pool table and a computer room are onsite
  • Good disabled access and facilities

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Northumberland House

  • 10 minute’s walk from LSE
  • Closest Tube station: Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Lines)
  • Located in a grand Victorian building in the heart of London, near Trafalgar Square, St James’s Park, and the National Gallery
  • Offers flat-style accommodation comprised of single or shared bedrooms with shared kitchens
  • Self-catered accommodation; no meal plan available
  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • Onsite computer lab

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Passfield Hall

  • Located one mile from LSE; approximately a 20 minute walk
  • Closest Tube station: Euston Square (Central, Hammersmith and City, and Metropolitan lines)
  • Single, double, and triple rooms are available
  • There is a mandatory meal plan; dinner is provided each night, and there are cooking facilities in the hall for students’ use
  • Limited kitchen facilities are provided
  • There is a spacious dining hall which overlooks an attractive enclosed garden
  • A TV/Common Room and student bar are located onsite

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Rosebery Hall

  • Located in Islington; approximately a 25 minute walk from LSE
  • Closest Tube station: Angel (Northern line)
  • Most rooms are singles but some shared rooms are available
  • There is a pay-as-you-eat cafeteria on site
  • All rooms are provided with washbasins
  • Limited kitchen facilities are provided
  • Facilities include a student bar and communal area with pool table and table football
  • A small computer room and quiet study areas are onsite as well as photocopying and fax services
  • There is good disabled access to the building and there are a number of disabled bedrooms with private shower and toilet

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Sidney Webb House

  • Located along Great Dover Street south of the Thames; approximately a 35 minute walk to LSE
  • Closest Tube station: Borough (Northern Line)
  • Offers flat-style accommodation comprised of single ensuite bedrooms
  • Self-catered accommodation; no meal plan available
  • One of the newest LSE residence halls; rooms are modern and well equipped
  • The common room is available for student use 24/7 and has a pool table, vending machines, TV facilities, comfortable seating and a bar
  • Kitchen facilities as well as living and dining areas are provided in each flat
  • Each bedroom is equipped with a small refrigerator

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Questions?

For assistance with any part of the application process, call Katharine Reinhart, your Senior Program Manager, at 1-866-927-2234, or email reinhark@arcadia.edu 

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