Book summer accommodation

Registered full-time students can book a room over the summer

This page explains who can book summer accommodation, which halls are available and how to book. 

Page last updated: 28 February 2024
Latest change: bookings open

Summer Vacation bookings for summer 2024 at Sidney Webb House, Butler's Wharf Residence and Lilian Knowles House are now open.

As a full-time student at LSE, you can book summer accommodation in halls. 

Due to limited summer vacation accommodation availability please note that we cannot facilitate any allocation requests.

How to book

1. Check if you're eligible

You can book summer accommodation if:

  • you are a registered full-time LSE student
  • you don't already live in LSE accommodation on a 50-week contract
  • you're applying as an individual student - we don't normally provide summer vacation accommodation for couples

If you are a graduate student, you'll have priority for summer accommodation. That's because many Masters courses last for 12 months, and you're likely to have academic reasons for staying in summer. Any remaining rooms will be offered to undergraduate students. 

2. Find out more about halls

Accommodation is available at

  • Sidney Webb House (postgraduates and undergraduates)* If you are a current resident at Sidney Webb House, it is highly likely you will need to move rooms for your summer vacation booking.
  • Lilian Knowles House (postgraduates only)
  • Butler's Wharf Residence (postgraduates only)

Dates and prices

The cost depends on the hall and room type. 

Summer accommodation is available for the fixed period Saturday 15 June 2024 to Saturday 31 August 2024 at:

  • Sidney Webb House - single ensuite rooms available starting at £259.70 per week
  • Lilian Knowles House - single ensuite rooms available starting at £198.86 per week, subject to availability. * We have a self-service booking system and vacancies are advertised as soon as they are made available. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will book a particular room number, or guarantee that a particular student will be able to book your room, if you have nominated a replacement student. 
  • Butler's Wharf Residence - single rooms available starting at £194.60 per week, subject to availability

3. Book online

When you book online, we'll ask you to:

4. Finalise your booking

If your booking is for an LSE residence:

  • Shortly after you've paid your deposit, you'll be able to see the Confirmation of Accommodation Document in your accommodation account. It sums up your booking. We will notify you via email when it's ready.
  • Accept your Confirmation of Accommodation Document. You must do this within 24 hours of receipt. Once you have accepted, your booking is complete. 

If your booking is for Lilian Knowles House (Sanctuary Students):

  • We'll send your details to Sanctuary Students, who manage the hall. They'll contact you directly to complete your booking.
  • Sanctuary Students will give you a deadline by which you need to accept their terms and conditions and pay the deposit of £400.
  • Once you've completed all steps with Sanctuary Students, your booking is complete.

5. Prepare for arrival

Check in dates and times

Check-in day is 15 June 2024.

Your room should be ready for you by 4pm in the afternoon. If you arrive before 4pm, your room may not be ready, and you'll need to wait at reception before you can get the keys.

We won't be able to help you with moving between halls, but your hall reception team may be able to suggest local removal services. 

The latest check in date for summer vacation students is Friday 2 August 2024.

6. Cancellation and refunds

Cancellation deadlines and refunds for summer accommodation

Cancellations for LSE residences
Your cancellations must be made in writing using the online cancellation form.

  • Cancel before 1 April 2024 to get a full refund of your deposit. You will be released from your contract and won't need to pay any further fees.
  • If you cancel on or after 1 April 2024, you will receive no refund of your deposit and need to pay all fees for the room for the summer vacation. If we are able to resell your room, you only need to pay fees until the day another student takes over your contract.

Cancellations for Lilian Knowles House (Sanctuary Students)
Your cancellation must be made in writing to lilianknowleshouse@sanctuary.co.uk.

  • Once you have accepted your room and paid the deposit, you are liable for the full fees. However, if Sanctuary Students are able to resell your room, you only need to pay the fees until the day another student takes over your contract.

If you miss a deadline

If you miss a deadline, don't pay a deposit in time or don't accept your Confirmation of Accommodation Document (LSE residences only), we'll withdraw your booking.

If your booking is withdrawn and you still require summer accommodation you'll need to log back into your accommodation account to make a new booking (subject to availability).