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How to contact us

Security, Reception and Porters. 
Room OLD 1.02 
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: Security control room 020 7955 6200 (24 hours)

Tel: Portering enquiries 020 7955 6760 (07:00 - 15:00 Mon - Fri)


Emergency tel: 020 7955 6555
Internally x666

Property lost and found

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

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

The opening times for the Lost Property Office (Room Old B.23) are:

Monday 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 4:30pm
Wednesday 10am to 4:30pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm

It is always recommended that you either e-mail or telephone in advance of visiting.  

The volume of property lost and found in the School annually is high. This causes the security teams a lot of unnecessary work. Every year around 2000 items of property are deposited. Over 60% of all property deposited is restored to the loser. A heart warming feature of the system is that sums of money are not infrequently deposited. Some of these sums of money are quite large. That is a good indication of the honesty and character of most of the students, staff and visitors resorting to our School.

Property that remains unclaimed at the end of three months is either restored to the finder in appropriate cases or is given to charitable organisations.

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