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Accommodation for LSE Summer School 2021

Stay in halls while you're at the LSE Summer School

Choose great value, central London accommodation. All four halls are within easy travel distance to LSE and you'll stay with lots of fellow students. You can book as soon as you have your course offer. 

The hall was centrally located and the rooms were lovely. But the best is that you get to share with other students on your course, so it's super easy to socialise and enjoy London together.

New rules for quarantine

The UK Government will be releasing a travel update in the evening on Thursday, 24 June 2021. We will contact all students starting on Friday 25 June morning.

From 17 May 2021, what you need to do depends on the country you have been in the 10 days prior to your arrival. You must follow these rules even if you have been vaccinated. If you have been in a country or territory on the:

  • green list: you must take a COVID-19 test on day 2
  • amber list: you must quarantine in the place you’re staying and take 2 COVID-19 tests
  • red list - please check UK Government website
  • non-red list - must follow government advice on quarantine (quarantine at home for 10 full days on arrival and getting tested on days 2 and 8 from your arrival).

These tests must be booked in a 'testing package' provided by the UK government - they cannot be provided by LSE. In addition, you can also take a PCR test 5 days after your arrival which, if negative, releases an individual from quarantine. LSE uses Future Health Techonologies Ltd. that you can input on your government forms for Test to Release.

We guarantee that a room for quarantine purposes and a complimentary Test to Release (if you select Future Health Technologies Ltd. from the list of official providers when you book that test) will be available for each Summer School student who needs it.

Arrival dates for quarantine accommodation are fixed. They are:

  • 25 or 26 July 2021 - The nights between 25 and 31 July are offered on a complimentary basis
  • Arrivals before 25 July will be charged extra at the standard daily rate for the room type booked
  • At the moment we are not taking quarantine bookings for session three. We will contact all session three students to offer accommodation by 16 July.

Find more information on quarantine bookings, please see the Quarantine bookings (updated 11 May 2021) section below on this page. 

Before arriving at the hall

We strongly recommend you take a Covid test before arriving at the hall for your safety and that of other guests and staff.

New flexible room cancellation:

Cancel 7+ calendar days before arrival and receive 100% refund on your accommodation. 

LSE Summer School accommodation - twin room at High Holborn Residence

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - accommodation update 11 May 

Following careful review of the government guidance on COVID-19, we would like to assure you that the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees are LSE's top priority.

Find more information on our COVID-19 procedures whilst in halls of residence visiting the Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

We have updated our reservation and cancellation policies to provide more flexibility and confidence when booking your stay with us. Read more about our updated Terms and Conditions [PDF] and Hygiene Enhanced Standards[PDF].

Quarantine bookings (updated 11 May 2021)

The UK Government should publish their plan on releasing international travel after 1 May 2021. Once we have detailed information on quarantine periods, we will start taking bookings as required and you can contact us for an update.

We have a special quarantine room package (which includes a COVID-19 test to release) guaranteed for Summer School students who are required to quarantine on entering the UK, so don't worry about not being able to book right away. We will apply flexible cancellation policy for all bookings as indicated in the Terms & Conditions.

Check for any change in regulations to enter the UK here. Read more about how life is in halls during quarantine in the Halls, rooms and facilities section of the FAQs.


Book accommodation

LSE halls are a great place to stay while you're attending a Summer School programme:  Top five reasons to stay in halls during Summer School

Log in with your LSE Summer School username and password to make a booking (you'll get those from the LSE Summer School Office).

We have rooms available to book for students who need to quarantine before their Prep English sessions or Summer School sessions. To book quarantine rooms, you need to contact the Residences Summer School office once you have booked your session.

Book online (login required)


Price list

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

Available halls

Select the hall name to see prices, facilities information and pictures of the rooms. 

LSE Summer School accommodation availability
Select hall for more details

Prep English One Session OnePrep English TwoSession TwoPrep English ThreeSession Three
urbanest Westminster Bridge  * n/a n/a n/a
Sidney Webb House  n/a
High Holborn Residence  n/a
Northumberland House n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Passfield Hall * n/a n/a n/a
Rosebery Hall n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bankside House n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Carr-Saunders Hall n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Notes urbanest Westminster Bridge - please book your pre-sessional at High Holborn Residence
Passfield Hall - you can book pre-sessional for Session two and three at High Holborn Residence.


Booking information

Accommodation dates

Prep English One: 13 to 20 June

Session One: 20 June to 10 July

Prep English Two: 4 July to 11 July
Session Two: 11 July to 31 July

Prep English Three: 25 July to 1 Aug
Session Three: 1 to 21 August

Preparatory English course accommodation

Please check our halls table above to see our dedicated halls for Preparatory English course accommodation. 

All our halls are in Central London, so you won't have to travel far.

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.

  • You need to enter the name of your friend when you book. Please have their details to hand when you make the booking.
  • The payment needs be made by one of you, as we can't accept split payments.
  • Both of you must be attending the same LSE Summer School sessions.


Multi-session discount

If you stay for several sessions in a row, the night in between is free of charge.

For example, if you stay for two sessions you stay for 41 nights but only pay for 40 nights, and for three sessions you stay for 62 nights and only pay for 60 nights.

The connecting nights in between are Saturday 11 July and Saturday 1 of August 2021. 

Accepted payment types

We accept payments by credit/debit card. You can pay by bank transfer, but there’s an extra charge and you won’t be able to book online. 

  • Payment by credit or debit card - book online
    Enter your card details when you make the booking online. Your booking will be confirmed instantly (subject to the payment going through). We can only accept Visa and Mastercard cards.
  • Payment by bank/wire transfer - contact us to book
    If you want to pay by bank transfer, you need to contact us, as you won't be able to book online. We'll check that you've been offered a place at the Summer School before we can make the booking for you. Then we'll send you an invoice with our bank details. You need to pay and provide us with proof of your payment (remittance advice) within 48 hours of receipt of the invoice. To cover our admin costs, we will add a £10.00 charge for bank transfers.
    Contact us by phone or email at: 
    Tel.: +44 (0)20 3437 0050
    Email: residences.summerschool@lse.ac.uk or use the contact us form on this page. 


Accommodation update

We have updated our reservation and cancellation policies to provide more flexibility and confidence when booking your stay with us. 

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

Less than 7 days before arrival

No refund

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

Students with disabilities - accessible accommodation

To find the best accommodation option for you, please contact us to discuss your needs. 

For detailed information about accessibility at Passfield Hall, High Holborn Residence and other halls see the AccessAble accessibility guides.

Gym facilities

Two halls have gym facilities:

Alternatively, you're welcome to use the LSE Students' Union gym

More questions? Visit: 

 Frequently Asked Questions

Summer School Residences 
Residential Services Office (RSO)
3.02 Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE
Phone: +44 (0)20 3437 0050
Twitter: @LSESSResidences 
Facebook: LSE Summer School Residences

Office hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm (UK time)

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