Beware: The windows open only a tiny bit. On a hot night you'll bake in an airless room.
Bankside House offers affordable private rooms in an amazing central London location. Many of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms and you will also get a brilliant English or continental breakfast for free.
Bankside is located on the bustling South Bank of the Thames. We are just two minutes from Shakespeare's Globe theatre and the Tate Modern art gallery. St Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye and Tower Bridge are all just a stroll along the river.
Single, twin, triple and quad private rooms are all available giving you a little more privacy than beds in a shared dormitory. Many of our rooms are en-suite and all have tea & coffee making facilities giving you that bit more comfort. Our prices include a great English or continental breakfast, linen, towels and housekeeping.
On the lower ground floor you'll find the bar area complete with pool tables; fully equipped games room and coin operated laundry. The Bankside restaurant also offers meals on most lunch times and evenings. There are pay-as-you-go internet terminals in reception. Internet access is not yet available in the bedrooms - we are working on it though!
Bankside House has a friendly reception desk open 7am - 11pm, offering advice on local attractions, transport etc. Outside of these times security staff are present. You can check-in to your room from 3pm, and should check-out by 10.30am. If you are in London before or after these times we will happily store your luggage. We have 24 hour access with no curfew.
Please note: On Saturday 11 June check in will be from 5pm due to a change over from student to commercial operations
LSE Bankside House is a student residence owned and operated by the London School of Economics and Political Science. It is available to the general public on a nightly, bed and breakfast, basis outside of term time. All profits go towards supporting and subsidising student accommodation.
Please note that the cancellation policy is 3 days before arrival date. In the event of a No show, or a cancellation received with less than 3 days’ notice, the full cost of the reservation will be charged( full balance due).
Location and Contact
• Bankside is ideally located for exploring London with easy access to all parts of the city! • Tate Modern, Shakespeare's Globe, London Eye, Vinopolis, London Dungeon, HMS Belfast, St. Pauls, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Millenium Bridge are all within easy walking distance. • The West End is easily accessible from Bankside either by walking along the Thames or jumping on the Jubilee line from Southwark or London Bridge stations, both less than ten minutes walk away. The City is a short walk over Southwark Bridge with the Docklands, Canary Wharf, the O2 arena and ExCeL also easily accessible via the Jubilee line. • Please note: Blackfriars underground station will be closed until late 2011. The circle and district lines can be accessed via Temple Station a 15 minute walk from Bankside House. Overland rail services are still serving Blackfriars Station. Directions below have been updated to reflect this. • AIRPORTS • From Heathrow: Heathrow is easily accessible via London Underground. Bankside can be reached by using the Piccadilly line to Green Park and then take the Jubilee Line to Southwark. From Southwark station follow the Orange Lamposts towards the Tate Modern and you will see us on your right, just beyond the iconic Blue Fin Building. • From Gatwick: Take the Thameslink Service to Blackfriars Station. From Blackfriars follow the directions to the Tate Modern, we are just behind. • From Stansted: Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street Station and then take the Central Line to St. Pauls Station. From there follow the signage to Tate Modern, Bankside House is just behind the Tate Modern. • EUROSTAR • Eurostar now terminates at St Pancras International station. From St. Pancras take the Northern Line to London Bridge Station and follow the signs to the Tate Modern. • RAILWAY STATIONS • Bankside House is located mid-way between Waterloo and London Bridge Stations, just follow the signs to the Tate Modern, about a 10 minute Walk. • Blackfriars Station and Cannon Street are both just across the River, again just follow the signs for the Tate Modern. For all other stations take the Underground to either Southwark or London Bridge. • LONDON UNDERGROUND (The Tube): • The closest London Underground stations are Southwark (Jubilee line) and London Bridge (Jubilee & Northern lines). Both are a 10 minute walk away with Waterloo (Jubilee, Northern, Bakerloo lines) around 15 minutes walk away along the river. • BUSSES • The 381 and RV1 buses from Waterloo also pass by Bankside House as do the 45 and 63 from Kings Cross/St Pancras. • TAXIS • London boasts an excellent Black Cab service. Rates are reasonable and cabs are very safe. There are taxi ranks at major stations, airports and within the West End.
24 Sumner Street, London,
Greater London, England
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