Food and drink

There is a diverse range of catering facilities on the School campus offering food and drink for all tastes, dietary needs and budgets. Please discuss your requirements with the duty manager if you have allergies, a religious or lifestyle diet.


Wherever you decide to eat, please think about reducing the amount of packaging from take-aways and use the communal recycling stations provided around campus to dispose of the packaging and food waste.

Please note: the opening times listed below are for term time. Please see the Catering Services web pages for any amendments to these times during vacations.

Pay with sQuid on your LSE Card and get ‘5% Extra Free’

Use your LSE ID Card, which incorporates sQuid, instead of cash to make convenient and secure contactless payments at all LSE Catering outlets, and earn an amazing 5% loyalty reward.  Using your card for payments will also make you eligible for future special offers and promotions!

Simply register your card at, load it with funds and start using it to earn an amazing 5% loyalty reward.

LSE Smart Mug

LSE smart mug

Purchase a reusable LSE Smart Mug from selected LSE Catering outlets and receive a free hot drink, plus get a 10p discount each time you use it .

The mugs cost £8.50 and are sold and accepted in LSE Garrick, 4th Floor Café Bar, Café 54, Mezzanine Café, The Bean Counter and SDR Café Bar (members only).

Cold Drinks Bottle

Eco water bottle

Eco friendly, collapsible cold drinks bottle available to purchase from LSE Catering outlets for only £5.50. 

Holds up to 500ml of liquid but when empty can be squished up to fit into your pocket or handbag!

4th Floor Restaurant (LSE)

Fourth Floor Restaurant logo

Location: 4th floor, Old Building, Houghton Street

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 08:30am – 6:30pm

LSE’s main student restaurant offering a huge choice of great value hot and cold meals throughout the day. Renowned for its daily changing international dishes, vegetarian options, great salad bar, street food options fries and pizzas. Spacious and bustling with access to the roof terrace seating area.

4th Floor Cafe Bar (LSE)

Fourth Floor Cafe Logo

Location: 4th floor, Old Building, Houghton Street

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 11am – 5pm

Popular for its great made to order deli sandwiches and organic sweet goodies. A great place to catch up with friends whilst enjoying one of our speciality teas, barista coffees or our healthy made to order fresh juices or smoothies.

The Bean Counter (LSE)

Bean Counter Logo

Location: basement, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Opening times: Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm

Contemporary café offering speciality hot and cold drinks, including freshly squeezed juices and made to order smoothies. Food options include freshly made sandwiches on artisan breads and delicious salads, a selection of tasty hot snacks and pastries, fresh fruit and yogurt pots and tempting cookies and cakes.

Cafe 54

Cafe 54 Logo

Location: ground floor, New Academic Building

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 8.30am – 6.00pm  Saturday and Sunday, 12:00 - 6.00pm 

Open to everyone, all year round this is the ideal place to “grab and go” from a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and salads, hot snacks and light meals.

The Daily Grind (SU)

Daily Grind sign

Location:  Reception area Towers One and Two

Opening times: Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5pm

Offering fair trade coffee and tea together with a large selection of fair trade snacks.  We only sell One water, which is a charity organisation

The Denning Learning Cafe (SU)

Denning Cafe

Location: 1st floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW)

Opening times: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

Offers a relaxed environment where students can pick up a coffee, sandwich and selection of cakes and pastries. It has a broad menu of hot and cold food, including pizzas, pies, fresh smoothies and protein shakes and also has 24 open access PC's and seating for approx. 150.

LSE Garrick

LSE Garrick Logo

Location: corner of Houghton Street/Aldwych

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 8am – 7pm

Open all year round to staff, students and members of the public the warm and friendly vibe of the ground floor offers speciality hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, sushi and freshly baked pastries. Visit Downstairs in the Garrick to kick start your day with one of our superb, cooked to order breakfasts. At lunchtime enjoy delicious quality home cooked meals and special salads.

Mezzanine Cafe (LSE)

Mezzanine Cafe New Academic Building

Location: Mezzanine floor, New Academic Building

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4pm

This cafe serves delicious, ethically sourced coffee as well as cold and iced drinks.  It is perfect for socialising with cosy bean bags and comfy couches - enjoy something to drink and a yummy slice of cake.

The Plaza Cafe (LSE)

Plaza Cafe Logo

Location: John Watkins Plaza

Opening times: Monday – Thursday, 8:30am – 8:30pm;  Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm

Conveniently located near the library this is an ideal place to take a break and refuel while studying. Enjoy hot and cold drinks, light snacks, fantastic range of sandwiches and sweet treats.

Staff dining room and coffee bar

Staff dining room

Location: 5th Floor, Old Building

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am – 4.30pm (coffee bar); Monday – Friday, 12.30pm – 2.15pm (dining room)

An excellent lunch-time dining service and coffee bar for members of the Senior Common Room.

SU Shop


Location: Lincoln's Chambers, Portsmouth Street

Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 10am-4pm

Offering a wide range of 'grab and go' food and drink.

The Three Tuns (SU)

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Location: Ground floor Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW)

Opening times: Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday 11am - 3am

The historic bar of the SU offers a broad selection of drinks and a place for students to sit and relax during the day. The bar itself is the only place on campus showing live football weekly via a large projector screen. The Tuns also as a 800+ capacity nightclub in the basement hosting weekly student events.

The Weston Cafe (SU)

Weston cafe

Location: 6th floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (SAW)

Opening times: Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm

Offers a relaxed environment with a stunning roof terrace featuring panoramic views of London. It also has a broad menu of pastries and cakes, eat in or takeaway coffee and fresh smoothies and protein shakes.

Wright's Bar

Wrights Bar

Location: Houghton Street

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 7am- 6.30pm; Saturday, 7am – 1.30pm

An old-school British style café offering breakfasts, sandwiches and hot beverages.

Coopers Resturant and Bar


Location: 49a Lincoln's Inn Fields

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 12 noon – 11pm

Located on the corner of Portsmouth Street, Coopers houses a restaurant with full table service and a wine bar

Fields Bar and Kitchen

Lincolns Inn Fields

Location: next to tennis courts, Lincoln's Inn Fields

Opening times: Open 7 days per week, subject to the park's seasonal hours

Boasting two outdoor terraces, an open kitchen and a wood fired oven, the modern wood-clad restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxed lunch of freshly baked pizzas and salads.  LSE staff and students can enjoy a 25% discount on food.

George IV

George IV Pub

Location: corner of Portugal Street and Portsmouth Street

Opening times: Monday – Friday; 12pm – 11pm

The LSE's very own traditional pub with an array of real ales, cold beers, wines and spirits.  There's also a selection of 'pub grub' on offer throughout the day.

Ye Olde White Horse

White Horse Pub

Location: 2 St Clement's Lane

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 11am – 11pm (food served 12pm – 9pm); Saturday, 12pm – 11pm

Independently owned, the Ye Olde White Horse is an intimate pub in keeping with the history of the area where all are welcome.

Where to eat your own food

  • Students' Salon (King's Chambers) (microwave and boiling water facility available). 
  • Saw Swee Hock Student Centre 2nd floor, outside Faith Centre (microwave facility available).
  • Roof terraces (4th floor, Old Building; 8th floor, New Academic Building and 6th floor Saw Swee Hock Student Centre (when not reserved for functions). 
  • New Academic Building plaza
  • New Academic Building atrium (cold and pre-packaged food only)
  • New Academic Building lower ground lobby (occasionally closed for private School events)
  • Escape Social Space in the Library foyer (cold and pre-packaged food only).  Please note eating is not permitted in the rest of the Library.  
  • New Academic Building 2nd floor mezzanine (above the Mezzanine Café)
  • New Academic Building communal areas on the 1st and 2nd floors (excluding the Mezzanine Café)
  • 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields basement, ground and lower ground break out spaces

Water fountains on campus

Sixty three water fountains have been provided around the campus. The majority of these are designed to allow you to refill water bottles and rinse LSE Smart Mugs. 

Water fountains on campus
Building LocationsNo of outlets  Notes
Clement House Outside the following rooms:CLM7.01, CLM6.01, CLM5.01, CLM4.01, CLM3.01, CLM2.01, CLM.MB.02    7  
Columbia House B.01, 1.14, 3.17, 5.05, 7.17 (male toilets)
G.02, 2.06, 4.17, 6.18, 8.14 (female toilets)
Ground floor - Garrick Restaurant
 11 all labelled as drinking water
Connaught House 8.22, 7.16, 5.24, 3.22, 1.07 (female toilets)
2.09, 6.21, 4.22 (male toilets)
Kings Chambers B.04 next to gents toilet
K57 Student Common Room
32 Lincoln's Inn Fields Outside G.23, outside LG.18,
B.20 Bean Counter
Lionel Robbins Building R116, R210, R318  3 all situated near to disabled toilets
Lakatos Building 3.06 Kitchen area, 4.08, 5.05  3  accessible to students 9am - 5pm
New Academic Building G09, G02, Mezzanine 1, Mezzanine 2, Lower Ground floor (2)   6  
Old Building 4th Floor Restaurant (2)
4th Floor Café/bar,
B.08 Badminton Court 
Parish Hall  LG03, 1.02, 2.03  3  
Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Basement, spiral stair lobby Basement mezzanine, spiral stair lobby
2nd floor central circulation area
3rd floor central circulation area
4th floor within gym areas (x 2)
5th floor central circulation area
6th floor, studio
Sheffield Street 4.02 4th floor kitchen  1  
St Clements S415 accessible toilet, S5.07b  2  
Tower 1/2 Reception  Reception area  1  

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