Travelling to LSE

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LSE has three nearby underground stations:

  • Holborn (Piccadilly and Central lines) – on the corner of Kingsway and High Holborn. Approximately a five minute walk
  • Temple (District and Circle lines) – on the Embankment at the bottom of Arundel Street. Approximately a five minute walk.
  • Charing Cross (Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines) – on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately a ten minute walk.

Click here to download the London Underground map.


  • Waterloo – other side of the River from the Strand over Waterloo Bridge. Approximately a 10-15 minutes walk. Trains to and from the south coast and south west of England.
  • Charing Cross – on the Strand at the Trafalgar Square end. Approximately a ten minute walk. Trains mainly to south east London and into Kent.
  • Blackfriars – on the Embankment near Blackfriars Bridge. Approximately 10 -15 minutes walk. Trains mainly to south London and south east England but also the First Capital Connect line through north London.
  • St Pancras International – on Euston Road, close to King’s Cross mainline station. Take the Piccadilly Line from King’s Cross to Holborn, from where it is a five minute walk (see ‘Holborn’ above). Serves the Eurostar and trains to the Midlands.


Buses that stop on or near the Aldwych are:

Numbers: 1, 4, 8, N8, 19, 25, 38, 55, 59, 68, X68 91, 98, 168, 171, 188, 242, 243, 341 and 521

Each bus stop should show which buses stop there and their frequency. On the front of the bus the final destination will be given. Inside, the stops will be announced and displayed on a screen. You can pay by cash, oyster card, or contactless card.

For more information on the individual bus routes please visit the Transport for London Website

Good travel apps for London transport are Bus London and City Mapper.


Below are some suggestions for taxi and car hire services that you can book in advance. You can hail London Black Cabs in the street.

Car and Parking

LSE is located within London’s congestion charging zone. See London Congestion Charging Homepage for details of how to pay it.

There are only a few parking meters around the LSE campus, mainly near Lincoln’s Inn Fields. The closest NCP parking is on Parker St off Drury Lane.

The Blue Badge scheme is the main scheme in Britain which provides special parking rights for vehicles carrying drivers or passengers with disabilities.

Near LSE, the facilities for Blue Badge holders in Camden are very poor – the spaces in Lincoln’s Inn, for example, are only available to holders of Camden’s Green Badge.

The facilities for Blue Badge holders in Westminster are pretty good – there are seven dedicated parking bays within reasonable walking distance: one in Portugal Street (often full); one in Sheffield Street (new, apparently rarely used); three in Surrey Street (rarely all full); two in Temple Place (also rarely both full).

In Westminster a Blue Badge holder is allowed to park for one extra hour at a parking meter or in a pay-and-display zone. The Blue Badge map for central London is on the London Councils website.

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