Get tested at LSE

"Look after yourself. Look after others." 


Everyone coming onto LSE campus, both students and staff should get tested. It’s one of the most effective ways we can prevent, protect and minimise risk on campus and in halls of residence. Make sure to book a test in if you are coming onto campus.  

LSE has transitioned from PCR testing to a quicker COVID test, which will produce results in 15-20 minutes.  

In addition to the central testing site on campus, we have opened three additional test sites. So, if you are a student in Halls of Residence or private accommodation you can have a test closer to where you live. Staff should continue to use the central site on LSE campus and book a test only if you are coming to campus.  

Students in private accommodation can get tested at LSE’s central site, Bankside House or Passfield Hall. 

Please check the table below for which test site you should go to: 

LSE COVID Testing Centres 

Who can book a test 

LSE campus, Connaught House, Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE 

All staff and Rosebery Hall, Westminster Bridge, Kings Cross, High Holborn and Northumberland Avenue residents. 

Bankside House, 24 Sumner Street, London, SE1 9JA 

Bankside House, Butlers Wharf and Sidney Webb House residents. 

Passfield Hall, 1-7 Endsleigh Place, London, WC1H 0PW 

Passfield Hall and Carr-Saunders Hall residents. 

Lilian Knowles House, 50 Crispin St, London, E1 6HQ 

Lilian Knowles House residents only. Not open to students living in private residences. 

View a map of LSE Halls of Residence

Book a test (students) 

Book a test (staff)

If you are a student-staff member please book using the student link. 

Please note the booking system will be temporarily unavailable from 9pm Saturday 24 October until 10am Sunday 25 October. 

If you are a student and have COVID-19 symptoms you should get tested straight away. If you're self-isolating as part of a household with a positive test, you should not get a test as you'll be required to continue isolating in case you develop symptoms in the meantime.

You are permitted to leave self-isolation to get a test. You should go directly to your test without going anywhere else and return to your accommodation immediately after your test. It is essential that you do not leave isolation for any other reason – this is to protect others around you. 

Staff members currently working from home should follow all National Health Service (NHS) guidelines and book a test via the NHS by calling 119. If you are a staff member and develop COVID-19 symptoms when at home, book a test via the NHS and do not come to campus.  

We have a limited number of slots per day so please try and keep your appointment, however you can cancel below if needed. 

Cancel a test (students)

Cancel a test (staff)

You can also find more information on how to get tested outside of LSE via NHS 111 who can advise you if you need a test and what measures you need to take. 

Remember, if you receive a negative test, you still need to follow all guidelines in place at LSE and in the UK.