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London School of Economics

Founded in 1895, LSE (the London School of Economics and Political Science) is one of London's most established, prestigious and well-known universities. Home to around 10,000 students from 140 countries, London School of Economics is one of the UK's foremost social science universities. LSE can be found in the very heart of the city between Holborn and Temple, flanked by the Royal Courts of Justice and Temple Bar.

LSE can easily be reached from our three London accommodation buildings, iQ Shoreditch, iQ Hoxton and iQ Bloomsbury - come live with us for a commute of less than half an hour and easy access to everything that makes London so exciting!


  Distance Bus Tube Car / taxi Walk Cycle
iQ Shoreditch 1.9 miles 27 minutes 28 minutes 16 minutes 40 minutes 15 minutes
iQ Hoxton 2.4 miles 26 minutes 36 minutes 20 minutes 51 minutes 19 minutes
iQ Bloomsbury 1.3 miles 18 minutes 21 minutes 12 minutes 27 minutes 10 minutes


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How to reach LSE from iQ Shoreditch

Based in vibrant, youthful East London, iQ Shoreditch benefits from being moments away from Old Street station - giving our students easy access to everything that's happening in London. From iQ Shoreditch, you can get the 243 bus direct to LSE. And there are plenty of other bus route options; take the 135 or 205 to Liverpool Street and then switch onto the 23 or 11, or take the 21, 43, 76 or 141 to Bank and then catch the 11, 23 or 76. The complete journey should take about half an hour, depending on the time of day. If you prefer to get the tube, hop on the Northern Line from Old Street to Bank and then switch onto the Central Line to Holborn, which is just a short walk away from uni.



How to reach LSE from iQ Hoxton

iQ Hoxton is a brilliant option for LSE students who want easy access to the vibrant centre of the city as well as enjoying the alternative, studenty lifestyle that rules East London. Living in trendy Hoxton opens up another, unusual and eccelectic side of the city, and iQ Hoxton gives our students easy access to all the bars, restaurants and nightlife of East London. From iQ Hoxton, take the 242, 26, or 48 to Liverpool Street and then switch onto the 11 or 23 to get to LSE in less than half an hour. Alternatively, the buses 26 or 48 also run towards the university. If you prefer to take the tube you can catch the Northern Line from Old Street to King's Cross and then get the Piccadilly line down to Holborn.



How to reach LSE from iQ Bloomsbury

With a quick, easy commute from home to uni, iQ Bloomsbury is an ideal option for students from London School of Economics. Located only 1.3 miles from the university, iQ Bloomsbury can be found on the grand Euston Road in leafy Bloomsbury, just moments from Euston Square and Warren Street tube station - giving our students easy access to the whole of the city. Take the Northern Line from Euston to Charing Cross, just a short walk from LSE or jump on the number 68 bus which runs from just outside Euston Station straight to LSE campus.


LSE contact details

General enquiries

  • 020 7405 7686

Students' Union

  • 020 7955 7158
  • su.info@lse.ac.uk

Did you know...

  • Over 10,000 full and part time students are currently studying at LSE.
  • In 2024, LSE was ranked 34th in the world as part of the THE World University Rankings.
  • 34 past or present world leaders have either studied or taught at London School of Economics.