Ours is a campus of contrasts and convergences: old and new, ancient and modern, historical and forward-looking. It is a place where both budding and seasoned scholars explore cutting-edge ideas and push against the frontiers of knowledge to seek new ways of understanding and changing the world.

When you visit here, you’ll get a sense of these qualities in the gray stone and ivy-covered traditional English Gothic quadrangles juxtaposed with soaring contemporary structures designed by renowned architects such as Eero Saarinen and Mies van der Rohe.

We invite you to stroll among the tall, old trees in the luscious botanic garden that is our 211-acre campus. Look up to see the playful grotesques and gargoyles that grace our buildings, many of which were put into place during the 1893 Columbian Exposition.

Step inside our buildings to walk along the paths of Nobel laureates, pathbreaking researchers, and tomorrow’s leaders. We invite you get to know the community where we live.


The LSE campus is located in the heart of one of the world's greatest capital cities, with many places of interest within easy walking distance. LSE looks out over the London skyline, rather than green fields. It is stimulating, cosmopolitan and very much part of the real world.

All of our buildings are located within the same few streets meaning that the campus has a real community feel. There are also plenty of support services to help make sure you get the most out of your LSE experience.

Next door to campus is the Royal Courts of Justice building, while the financial district, Westminster and the Houses of Parliament are all within easy reach. This makes for an exciting place to study, especially if you're hoping to work in finance, politics or law.

It's not all about study either: around the corner, you'll find Covent Garden, London's heart of theatre, dance and film, while many other London sights, attractions and entertainment are nearby.