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 choosing healthy and sustainable options, reducing the amount of packaging from takeaways, and use the bins provided to correctly dispose of your waste.

Over 70 water fountains are provided around the campus for you to rinse/refill your bottle.  Find your nearest one here.

Food Club loyalty app


Sign up to get a free hot drink and start collecting points each time you buy food and drink in LSE Catering outlets.

For everything you need to know about the Food Club loyalty scheme, including how to sign up and where to collect and spend your points - visit: FoodClub by LSE

LSE KeepCup


LSE smart mug

Reduce single use plastics by purchasing a reusable LSE KeepCup from any LSE Catering outlet and receive your first hot drink free.


Reusable collapsible water bottle

Eco water bottle

Eco friendly, reusable, collapsible water bottle available to purchase from LSE Catering outlets.  The bottles are discounted to £3.50 while stocks last. 

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

Coffee cup recycling

Coffee Cup Recycling Bin

If you find yourself without your KeepCup and have to resort to a disposable cup you will be pleased to hear that we now have the facility to recycle them on campus – look out for the big orange bins in LSE catering outlets.



The Bean Counter (LSE)

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Location: Basement, Sir Arthur Lewis Building

Full opening hours and menu.

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.  

Beaver's Brew Cafe (LSE)

Beavers Brew

Location: Ground floor, The Marshall Building

Full opening hours and menu.

Quality barista coffees, speciality teas, freshly squeezed juices or smoothies and our speciality superfood drinks. Looking for something more substantial? Try one of our hand-made sandwiches on artisan bread or a lovingly crafted healthy freshly made salad. We also have delicious cookies and cakes to tempt you. 


Beveridge Cafe (LSE)

Beveridge cafe

Location: Ground floor, Centre Building, Houghton Street

Full opening hours and menu.

Barista handmade quality triple-certified coffees and teas, with exciting healthy freshly made salads and snacks, cold drinks and fresh bakery products.  Use of KeepCups encouraged.


Cafe 54 (LSE)

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Location: Ground floor, Cheng Kin Ku Building

Full opening hours and menu. 

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.

Coopers Restaurant (LSE)

Coopers 49L

Location: 49 Lincoln's Inn Fields

Full opening hours and menu

Incredible value for a restaurant providing excellent food and friendly service, perfect for lunch or a cosy evening dinner.


The Denning Learning Café (SU)

Denning Cafe

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

Opening times: See website.

Offers a relaxed studying environment where students can pick up a drink and a bite to eat. Seating for approximately 60 people.

4th Floor Restaurant (LSE)

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Location: 4th floor, Old Building, Houghton Street

Full opening hours and menu

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. 


LSE Garrick (LSE)

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Location: corner of Houghton Street/Aldwych

Full opening hours and menu

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. 

The Plaza Cafe (LSE)

Plaza Cafe Logo

Location: John Watkins Plaza

Full opening hours and menu

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.

The Shaw Cafe vegan/vegetarian (LSE)


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Location: Ground floor, Cheng Kin Ku Building

Full opening hours and menu

Visit the Shaw Cafe for freshly prepared, wholesome breakfasts, lunches and treats. Try our organic vegan soups with vegan and artisan breads. Enjoy our colourful salad bowls with all the goodness of crunchy vegetables and zesty dressings. Get energised with our ethically sourced coffee and your choice of oat, almond, coconut and soya milk. Treat yourself to a slice of vegan cake or one of our chia fruit puddings.


Staff Dining Room and coffee bar (LSE)

Staff dining room

Location: 5th Floor, Old Building

Full opening hours and menu

An excellent lunch-time dining service and coffee bar.

The Three Tuns Bar (SU)

3 Tuns

Location: Ground floor Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Opening times: Monday - Friday, 3pm - late

With a broad selection of drinks and promotions, the historic SU bar is a great, safe place for students to both reconnect with old friends and meet new people. With a varied events programme running throughout the year and occasional live sports screenings, there is something here for everyone.

Please check the website for events programme.

Weston Café (open for events only) and rooftop terrace (SU)

Weston cafe

Location: 6th floor, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

A fantastic place to study quietly in the day, this amazing rooftop space is available for private bookings in the evenings. With an outdoor terrace and a versatile pop-up servery this space is ideal for a varied range of activities.

For information on booking this space for group activities please email

Wright's Bar

Wrights Bar

Location: Houghton Street

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 7am- 6pm; Saturday, 7am – 1pm

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

George IV Pub (LSE)

George IV Pub

Location: corner of Portugal Street and Portsmouth Street

Check webpage for current opening times

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.  Menu and more...

Ye Old White Horse

Wrights Bar at Graduations

Location: 2 St Clement's Lane

Opening times: Monday – Saturday, 11am – 11pm (food served 12 noon – 8pm)

Owned by LSE but independently operated, Ye Old White Horse is an intimate pub in keeping with the history of the area where all are welcome.

Where to eat your own food

  • Centre Building ground, 1st and 2nd floor open areas.
  • Cheng Kin Ku Building, plaza, atrium (cold and pre-packaged food only), lower ground lobby (occasionally closed for private School events), 1st and 2nd floor mezzanine and communal areas.
  • King's Chambers, Students' Salon - (microwave and boiling water facility available).
  • 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.  
  • Marshall Building ground, 1st and 2nd floor open areas.
  • Saw Swee Hock Student Centre 1st floor Denning Learning cafe, 2nd floor outside Faith Centre (microwave facility), 6th floor (when not reserved for functions).
  • Sir Arthur Lewis Building basement, ground and lower ground break out spaces.
  • Roof terraces (when not reserved for functions) Centre Building, 2nd and 6th floor; Cheng Kin Ku Building, 8th floor; Marshall Building 1st and 8th floor; Old Building, 4th floor and Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, 6th floor.
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