Off season student housing = cheap stay
This building is intended for student housing for the London School of Economics, but in the off season it rents out like a hotel. As such, the rooms are fairly bare and unadorned, but that's fine by me as I didn't spend much time in the rooms aside from sleeping. Food: On premises there is a cafeteria that serves hot breakfast (bacon, fried potatoes, fried bread, fruit, yogurt, cereal, sausage, eggs, etc). The breakfast tastes like college food, but it's plentiful. There is also dinner some days I guess, but I never attended it. There is also a nice bar! There is pool,darts and foosball. The drinks are VERY cheap (think student prices). Location: The new Tate Modern building is being built nearby, and I think it may be done by the time the next summer season rolls around. The current one is very close by as are several bridges, the BlackFriars train stop, Borough market (very fun), many food options, the walkway along the river and the Globe Theatre.
Honestly, I thought this place was great. The only issue I encountered was that someone was smoking somewhere on our floor and it smelled pretty bad.
Excellent and friendly stuff but old and uncomfort
The staff was amazingly helpful and friendly. Fresh towels and soap every day. Breakfast was wonderful as well.
The water pipes were so old you were not supposed to dring water from the faucet. There was lots of mold in the shower and the bed was basically a fold-out.
LSE Bankside House offers en-suite single, twin, triple and quad rooms and a selection of single rooms with shared bathroom facilities.
A full English or vegetarian breakfast and 20% VAT are included in the rate.
Breakfast is not included for bookings in Superior rooms.
Bankside offers a large bar, restaurant (available only during the Summer months), games room, communal TV room and a coin-operated laundry. Four meeting spaces are available to book and can accommodate up to 300 people reception style.
Free Wi-Fi internet access available to all guests.
Located on the South Bank adjacent to Tate Modern and close to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Borough Market and St Paul’s Cathedral.
Lse Bankside House
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