Welcome Events and Campus Tours

Prioritise the events that are most relevant to your interests; whether you want more information about living in London, joining clubs and societies, a head-start on developing university-level study skills, or a mixture of them all.


There will be a wide range of events taking place before, during and after Welcome 2018, some of which are compulsory and others are optional.

We will update this page in the run-up to Welcome 2018.

Compulsory events

You will be expected to attend the following events:

Optional events

You can choose to attend a wide range of optional events, including:

  • Presentations for international students
  • Talks about wellbeing
  • Information for students living off campus
  • Practically focussed top-tips sessions
  • A showcase of services available to LSE Students
  • Campus tours
  • Local area tours
  • Departmental social events
  • LSE SU social events
  • Halls social events
  • LSESU Welcome Fair (Clubs and Societies)

Student-led Campus Tours

Student-led campus tours will take place throughout Welcome (Friday 21 and Monday 24 - Friday 28 September 2018), helping you to get to know the campus from a student perspective.The tours will show you all of the key places that you need to know on campus.

Take a Campus Tour and start finding your way around. Your tour guide will be an experienced LSE student who can introduce you to key locations, as well as tell you a bit about the past and future of the school.

Tours depart every 10 minutes between 10am and 4:30pm from the Welcome Hub on the John Watkins Plaza outside the Library. No booking required - just turn up! However you may need to wait a while at peak times.

If you're arriving before or after Welcome, or if you'd just rather get to know the place at your own pace, you can take our self guided tour instead. Check back in August for the revised 2018 route.

Local Area Tours

Local History Tours

Sign up for an hour long professional tour which will take you off campus and back in time. Learn about the fascinating history of Lincoln's Inn, the infamous Sweeney Todd of Fleet Street and much more. Tours leave throughout Welcome Week from the Welcome Week Hub on the John Watkins Plaza outside the Library.

Return to this page in August for further information on the types of tours available and how to book your place.


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Contact us


Telephone +44 (0) 20 7955 6337


Email welcomeweek@lse.ac.uk

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Student Services Centre, (Ground Floor) Old Building, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE