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Summer School 2016 Welcome Pack – An informative guide of what to expect from your hall and the local area around it.

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    Bankside House Contents

    Pages 3-5


    Welcome from your Warden

    Bankside House

    Travel information

    Page 6-8

    When you arrive and depart

    What do you need to bring?

    Catering on campus

    Breakfast at Bankside House

    Page 9

    Bankside House rules and regulations

    Social programme

    Local area information

    Things to do in London

    Pages 10-11


    Food in London

    Theatre and museums



    Pages 12

    Staying safe on and around campus

    Thank you!

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    LSE welcomes you to the largest Summer School of its kind in Europe now celebrating its 28th


    We also want to welcome you to your new hall of residence and wish you a happy and productive


    LSE halls are designed to help you make friends and be part of a first-class student community during

    your studies. We do our best to make sure that your stay with us is rewarding, both socially and


    The following pages will inform you of what to expect from your hall and the local area around it.

    We look forward to your arrival at your hall over the Summer.

    Welcome from your Warden

    Dear Summer School Banksiders,

    I would like to offer you a very warm welcome

    to Bankside House. The residence is superbly

    located in the vibrant South Bank area, with

    art, music, theatre and film right on the

    doorstep be sure to take advantage of the

    location while you are here! LSE is a (very

    pleasant) 20 minute walk away, across the


    Bankside has an experienced team in place to

    help you make the most of your stay here. The

    Reception Team provide a smooth service

    during your stay and if you have any questions

    about your accommodation they will be happy

    to help.

    If you have any enquiries about your course

    including timetables, course changes, event

    tickets, exams or if you lose your LSE ID card

    you should go to the Summer School Office,

    located in Clement House, room CLM 1.02.

    Please dont hesitate to contact me or one of

    the Sub-Wardens if we can offer assistance or

    advice during your stay. I hope that you enjoy

    your time at Bankside House and the LSE

    Summer School.

    Debra Ogden (Warden)

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    Bankside House

    Bankside House is LSEs biggest hall of

    residence with a great sense of community.

    Over 250 rooms have private shower/toilet

    facilities (including all twin rooms), the rest

    sharing a shower/toilet suite with just one

    other room.

    The facilities are excellent and include a

    student bar and games room as well as quiet

    study areas, laundry room, table tennis and six

    TV rooms. There's even a piano room.

    One of the most attractive features of

    Bankside House is its location. Situated on the

    south bank of the Thames, the hall is only a

    short walk from Londons stunning river front

    and its many attractions.

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    Travel Information

    To Bankside House: Bankside House is

    situated at:

    24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA.

    To view on a map, visit:

    Bankside House

    Closest tube stations: Southwark, London

    Bridge. You can take public transport from all

    major stations. Visit: TFL

    To Campus: Bankside House is a 20-25 minute

    walk to campus. To view directions on a map,

    visit: Bankside to LSE

    Public transport is available locally; Bankside

    House is situated within a 10 minute walk

    between both Southwark, London Bridge, and

    Blackfriars Underground stations which will

    bring you into central London within 15

    minutes. There is also a bus (RV1) that takes

    you close to campus. Visit: TFL

    From Heathrow: The best way to travel from

    Heathrow airport to central London is the

    London Underground Piccadilly Line if you are

    carrying light luggage. Another quick option is

    the Heathrow Express. It runs from Heathrow

    to Paddington Station every 15 minutes.

    National Express also runs a coach service to


    For more information, visit the following

    websites. Heathrow Express

    National Express

    Taxis: If you are carrying heavy luggage, you

    may want to consider taking a taxi to Bankside

    House. The safest and easiest way to book a

    taxi is using the TFL Cabwise service.

    You can access the Cabwise telephone

    number or download their iPhone or Android

    app by visiting: Cabwise

    Only licensed taxis (black cabs) can pick up

    passengers on the street. It is important to be

    wary of unlicensed minicabs.

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    When you arrive and depart On arrival at your hall, youll need to check-in

    and pick up your key from the reception desk.

    This can be done from 3pm onwards. If you

    arrive before 3pm, you will not be able to gain

    access to your room, but we do provide

    luggage storage space, so you can drop your

    bags off at the hall before checking in at 3pm.

    On the day of departure, youll need to vacate

    your room by 10.30am.

    Summer School Welcome Helpers will be

    present at each hall on the afternoon/evening

    of Arrival Sunday.

    There will be cupcakes and juice available to

    refresh you after your journey.

    The Welcome Helpers will also be available at

    certain times throughout your stay

    (dates/times will be advertised in your hall).

    Youll be able to find them in Reception or the

    Common Area and theyll be easy to spot in

    Summer School T-Shirts.

    Theyll be able to help with any questions you

    might have about the hall, the local area or

    the support available to you during your stay.

    What do you need to bring?

    Bankside House has a number of facilities for

    you to access including an inexpensive laundry

    room. You are also provided with fresh towels

    and bed linen throughout.

    If you are travelling from abroad, you are

    advised to bring a UK power adaptor with you.

    You will be unable to use any electrical goods

    unless you have one. You should also make

    sure that your electrical equipment is

    compatible with UK standards. To learn more

    about our electricity supply, visit: Electricity


    Remember to check your flights luggage

    allowance before travelling and make sure

    you know what items can and cant be taken

    on a flight. Visit: Hand Luggage restrictions UK

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    Catering on Campus

    4th Floor Restaurant Old Building, Houghton Street 8am - 3pm This is the largest catering outlet and offers traditional dishes, international specialities, vegetarian alternatives and a street food and salad bar. There is even a roof terrace for sunny days! LSE Garrick Corner of Houghton Street/Aldwych 8am 6pm Downstairs serves premium cooked breakfasts and lunches, while the ground-floor coffee bar provides a great range of barista hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, sushi and cakes.

    Plaza Caf Opposite LSE Library 10am 6pm Located right outside the library, grab a quick bite to eat and drink in this boutique coffee shop. Caf 54 Ground Floor, New Academic Building 8.30am 4.30pm Ideal place for grab and go; selection of sandwiches, sushi, ramen noodle pots and hot soups. The Bean Counter Basement, 32 Lincolns Inn Fields 10am 3.30pm Speciality hot and cold barista drinks, cakes, sandwiches and hot snacks. Seating provided.

    George IV Corner of Portugal/Portsmouth Street 12noon 11pm The LSEs very own traditional 19th Century pub. Serving real ales and bar snacks.

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    For more information on LSE Catering outlets

    on campus a guide (with map) to all LSE

    restaurants around campus, visit: Food and


    LSESU have some ideas of their own.

    Visit: Fine Dining

    Breakfast at Bankside House

    Bankside House includes high quality dining

    facilities and will provide you with breakfast

    to get your day started.

    Breakfast will generally be served from

    7.30am 10.00am, but times may vary at


    When choosing your breakfast you may select

    either a English (Bacon, sausages, beans,

    tomatoes, eggs, hash browns, mushrooms etc)

    or continental (Juice, cereal, yoghurt, fruit,

    croissants, cheese, meat and toast) breakfast.

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    Bankside House rules and regulations

    Most halls have similar rules and regulations.

    For detailed terms and conditions relating

    specifically to your Summer School

    accommodation, visit: Terms and conditions

    Prior to arrival, please familiarise yourself with

    the LSE Summer School Residences

    Regulations [PDF]

    It is against the law to smoke anywhere in the

    building. Other general rules and safety

    information can be found on our information

    for current residents:

    Information for current residents

    Remember that some of this information

    relates only to term time students.

    If you are unsure about any information

    relating to your hall, you should check with

    the reception desk.

    Social Programme

    Once youre settled into life at Bankside

    House, you can begin enjoying yourself at LSE.

    You have a high quality so