Butler's Wharf Residence

Butler's Wharf Residence, 11 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE


Contract length: 50 weeks

No Availability

Distance to campus: 3.2km

Room types

  • 280 Bed spaces in total
  • 2 Double
  • 256 Single
  • 22 Twin (shared)


  • 24-hour staff cover
  • Bicycle storage
  • Common room
  • Communal TV
  • Computer room
  • Lift access
  • Non-smoking
  • Printing facilities
  • Secure entrance
  • Self-catered
  • Self-service laundry
  • WiFi

Butler's Wharf Residence is located on the south side of the River Thames near to Tower Bridge with Shakespeare's Globe, HMS Belfast and the famous Borough Market all within walking distance. The residence is situated near to many restaurants and bars.

Travel time to campus
On foot: 51 mins
By bike: 22 mins
By public transport: 34 mins

Closest London Underground stations
London Bridge, Tower Hill, Bermondsey

Who can book at Butler's Wharf Residence?
Postgraduate students only.

Virtual tour images
To view the virtual tour of Butler's Wharf Residence, select the 'view 360° tour' button on this page. 

Catering and kitchens
Butler's Wharf Residence is a self-catered hall. There are well equipped kitchens in each flat. For details on what's in the kitchen see What we provide in each hall [PDF].

Flat-style with rooms grouped into flats, mostly shared by six people. Flats Include a large shared kitchen, living room/diner, shower and toilet facilities.

What's included in the rent?
Wi-Fi, insurance and utility bills. Also includes common room activities and portable appliance testing.

Prices for 2022/23
Prices on this page are for 2022/23. To see prices for 2021/22, please review our table of accommodation fees.

Communal areas of the flat are cleaned once a week. You are responsible for cleaning your own room.

Planned refurbishment
To see if any works are scheduled for this hall see Planned refurbishment works in halls.

  • Single room

    Shared bathroom

    £ 179.90 -
    £247.45 p/wk


    Contract cost: £8,969.30 to £12,337.15
    Contract length: 50 weeks
    Size approx: 10m²

    Room contains single bed, wash basin, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage. Duvet and pillows provided.
    Also see:
    What we provide in each hall [PDF]
    Table of bed sizes [PDF]

  • Twin room

    Shared bathroom

    £ 117.95 -
    £142.10 p/wk


    Contract cost: £5,880.65 to £7,084.70
    Contract length: 50 weeks
    Size approx: 14m²

    Room contains two single beds and a wash basin. A wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage are provided per person. Duvet and pillows provided.
    Also see:
    What we provide in each hall [PDF]
    Table of bed sizes [PDF]

  • Double room

    Shared bathroom

    £ 258.30 p/wk


    Contract cost: £12,878.10
    Contract length: 50 weeks
    Size approx: 15m²

    Room contains double bed, wash basin, wardrobe, bedside table, desk and chair, lamp and storage. Duvet and pillows provided.
    Also see:
    What we provide in each hall[PDF]
    Table of bed sizes [PDF]

Additional costs

  • card operated laundry and ironing room - a wash costs £2.80 and a dry £1.40

What students say

"You will be part of a diverse community. My flat had people from five countries.  The common room is often busy with people relaxing in front of the television, playing pool or table football - and there is always someone around for a chat."

"The walking route to LSE takes in marvellous views of Tower Bridge and the Tower of London (about 40 minutes)."

Visit Butler's Wharf Residence

 Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we can only offer virtual viewings of Butler's Wharf Residence at this time. Please contact us to request an appointment for your viewing and we will do our best to assist. Email butlers.wharf@lse.ac.uk.

Travel directions and contact details

Travel to Butler's Wharf Residence

For travel options from where you are, visit: Butler's Wharf Residence on Google Maps

Taxi travel

For a fare estimate and to book with an eco-friendly taxi company, visit Green Tomato Cars.

Nearest Underground stations

Tower Hill (Circle and District line)
Bermondsey (Jubilee line)
London Bridge (Jubilee and Northern line) 

Nearest railway stations

London Bridge

To Butler's Wharf Residence by car

 The address for your satnav is: 11 Gainsford Street, London, SE1 2NE


 Parking is very limited in Central London. To see the nearest car parks and on-street parking, visit: Parkopedia

Congestion Charge and Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

Butler's Wharf Residence is located just outside the London's Congestion Charge/Ultra Low Emission Zone area.

It's a charge you'll need to pay if you drive into Central London during the week (Mon-Fri). Visit: Congestion Charge

You also need to pay the ULEZ charge, if your car doesn’t meet ULEZ emissions standards. The ULEZ charge operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To check if your car meets the emission standards visit: ULEZ vehicle checker

Travel from here to LSE campus

Directions from Butler's Wharf Residence to LSE campus on Google Maps 

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5795
Email: butlers.wharf@lse.ac.uk