Bankside House is the largest residence of the London School of Economics. It is located just south of the river Thames, next to the London Eye, the Tate Modern Art and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

Other attractions such as Covent Garden, the West End, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral are all just 10 minutes away on foot.

At Bankside we run the London Explorer Programme which includes, each week: 15 hours of English lessons, one full-day excursion (by coach), 5 sightseeing tours around London (on foot or by tube), 3 evening activities and weekly travelcards.


Summer English Courses:

  • Ages

    13–17 years (groups only)


    12 Jul - 26 Jul

    Centre facilities

    Central London location
    24-hour reception
    Games room
    Common room with sofas and pool tables

    What's included?

    15 Hours of English Lessons per week
    1 full-day excursion per week
    5 sightseeing tours per week
    3 evening activities per week

    Sample timetable



10 min

to main London attractions: Covent Garden, West End, Tower of London, Tower Bridge and St Paul's

30 km

from Heathrow Airport

8 min

walk to Southwark - nearest tube station

16 min

walk to Cannon Street or Waterloo train station


  • Full-day excursions
    Full-day excursions

    Sample full-day excursions (1 per week):
    Brighton, Oxford, Canterbury

  • Sightseeing tours
    Sightseeing tours

    Sightseeing tours:
    5 sightseeing tours around London per week (with our staff)

  • Optional full-day excursions
    Optional full-day excursions

    Optional full-day excursions:
    Windsor, Cambridge, Thorpe Park, and various London attractions


Hotel-style accommodation

· Residential, with en-suite accommodation in 2, 3 or 4-bed rooms, each with a shower and WC

· Group leaders are accommodated in single rooms with a shared bathroom (1 bathroom per 2 group leaders).

· Other facilities include a games room and a bar area. A coin-operated laundry facility is also available.

London - Bankside