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  • View Poll Results: Which is the best halls if going to LSE (undergrad.)?
    Bankside
    166
    40.19%
    High Holborn
    109
    26.39%
    Northumberland
    67
    16.22%
    College (Intercollegiate)
    71
    17.19%

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    What is Lilian Knowles like? Are there lots of British people there? Is it quiet/party central?

    Also, what catering facilities are available in Rosebury?
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    (Original post by tomoli)
    What is Lilian Knowles like? Are there lots of British people there? Is it quiet/party central?

    Also, what catering facilities are available in Rosebury?
    Lilian Knowles is pretty **** from what I hear.

    Rosebery has a canteen that operates on a 'pay as you go' type system. Food is relatively cheap and a lot of people use it. Personally I cook for myself and the kitchen facilities are adequete at best. There's a major problem with food being nicked at the moment - today I've lost an entire tub of butter and a jumbo pack of ham and I'm not best impressed about it. :mad:
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    (Original post by DannyBoy123)
    Lilian Knowles is pretty **** from what I hear.

    Rosebery has a canteen that operates on a 'pay as you go' type system. Food is relatively cheap and a lot of people use it. Personally I cook for myself and the kitchen facilities are adequete at best. There's a major problem with food being nicked at the moment - today I've lost an entire tub of butter and a jumbo pack of ham and I'm not best impressed about it. :mad:
    OK - so what kind of stuff is there. Like a hob?

    What are the people like in terms of ethnic origin. I'm not racist, I would just prefer to be around people of similar backgrounds? Whats the social scene like?

    Would you mind telling me about High Holborn and Northumberland?

    What would recommendation be in terms of preferences to get the best pick?

    I hope that isnt to many questions
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    saunders.
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    (Original post by lizzierocks)
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    Have heard good things socialwise, and it's well cheap too! How many to a toilet/shower ?
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    (Original post by tomoli)
    OK - so what kind of stuff is there. Like a hob?

    What are the people like in terms of ethnic origin. I'm not racist, I would just prefer to be around people of similar backgrounds? Whats the social scene like?

    Would you mind telling me about High Holborn and Northumberland?

    What would recommendation be in terms of preferences to get the best pick?

    I hope that isnt to many questions
    1) Fridges, hobs and oven.

    2) Pretty broad mix tbh; my two best mates are Indian and Turkish Cypriot but there are loads of white guys I get on with (I'm white btw lol). A fair few chinese who tend to keep to themselves but the majority are outgoing.

    3)Social scene is good; usually you can find someone going out somewhere every night if that is your thing.

    4) High Holborn = outrageously expensive. Northumberland = sharing. Need I say more?

    5) Obviously I am going to say Rosebery number 1 and I think, from the sounds of it, it would suit you well. Carr Saunders is a good back up at number 2 also although it is slightly more expensive than Rosebery. Number 3 take your pick really; Bankside is probably next best IMO having known a few 2nd and 3rd years who were there.

    6) Not at all.
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    (Original post by DannyBoy123)
    1) Fridges, hobs and oven.

    2) Pretty broad mix tbh; my two best mates are Indian and Turkish Cypriot but there are loads of white guys I get on with (I'm white btw lol). A fair few chinese who tend to keep to themselves but the majority are outgoing.

    3)Social scene is good; usually you can find someone going out somewhere every night if that is your thing.

    4) High Holborn = outrageously expensive. Northumberland = sharing. Need I say more?

    5) Obviously I am going to say Rosebery and I think, from the sounds of it, it would suit you well. Carr Saunders is a good back up also although it is slightly more expensive than Rosebery.

    6) Not at all.

    sorry to ask another question
    what about bankside?
    or intercollegiate halls?
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    (Original post by RandomLiverpool)
    sorry to ask another question
    what about bankside?
    or intercollegiate halls?
    Sorry I just edited my post to say that Bankside would be my number 3 choice. I know a couple of guys who were there last year and they are sound although it does have a bit of a reputation for attracting asian 'rude boyz' from what I hear. Intercollegiate are very nice but personally I wouldn't want to go to them; I think being with other people at LSE is great and people at inter-collegiate seem to have a narrower group of friends than those from LSE halls.
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    (Original post by El Mariachi)
    Have heard good things socialwise, and it's well cheap too! How many to a toilet/shower ?
    there's 32 on average people to a floor. each wing has 3 bogs, 3 showers. so, 16 people in your wing, 3 bogs, 3 showers.

    ive never had to queue for any of them, they get cleaned every day, it's perfect.

    saunders is perfect. fantastic location, walkable distance from everything, and the small nature of it means that you know everyone and mostly people get on, but expect to get gossiped about, and gossip lots, it's part of it all.
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    (Original post by lizzierocks)
    there's 32 on average people to a floor. each wing has 3 bogs, 3 showers. so, 16 people in your wing, 3 bogs, 3 showers.

    ive never had to queue for any of them, they get cleaned every day, it's perfect.

    saunders is perfect. fantastic location, walkable distance from everything, and the small nature of it means that you know everyone and mostly people get on, but expect to get gossiped about, and gossip lots, it's part of it all.
    I'm not much of a gossiper but a bit of banter is more than welcome!

    I think I'm gonna go with Bankside/Rosebery as 1/2 and then put Carr Saunders as 3...until I change my mind again!
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    (Original post by El Mariachi)
    I'm not much of a gossiper but a bit of banter is more than welcome!

    I think I'm gonna go with Bankside/Rosebery as 1/2 and then put Carr Saunders as 3...until I change my mind again!
    ahhh everyone at saunders turns into a gossip:p:

    trust me, join the AU and the banter will be flowing 24/7

    i havent had a day without banter since joining the AU.
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    I've got an offer from LSE and its my firm so I've started thinking about things like accommodation.

    My dilemma is that I live literally 5-10 minutes away from the Roseberry halls and about 30 minutes away from LSE if I walk it (even quicker by bus - 20mins max.) and I was wondering if there's any point of me moving into accomodation...

    The following are the reasons for not moving into accommodation:
    For one thing its not really fair on people who really need the accommodation esp. if they are Int. students
    I would be living with my parents but I usually have the house to myself, I don't have anything like a curfew and I live really near so won't have to leave an hour earlier than everyone else on a night out
    I'm really weird about sharing bathrooms and at home I would have our two bathrooms at my disposal (but this isn't as important)
    Social life might be affected

    The only reason I can think of for moving into accommodation is so that I will be able to socialise easily and intergrate but I won't be any nearer as I live nearer than some of the Halls.

    I have no problem with moving into accommodation but I'm wondering if it will be worth the rent etc.
    I know that LSE is quite international and so chances are that most students will be in accommodation and so I'll be the odd one out.
    I've also been told that nothing beats accommodation in the first year at least, so as you can see I'm in a bit of a pickle.

    Sorry for the incredibly long post but help would be appreciated
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    (Original post by PotOfGold)
    I've got an offer from LSE and its my firm so I've started thinking about things like accommodation.

    My dilemma is that I live literally 5-10 minutes away from the Roseberry halls and about 30 minutes away from LSE if I walk it (even quicker by bus - 20mins max.) and I was wondering if there's any point of me moving into accomodation...
    One of the main reason for staying in LSE accommodation is that you can socialise with people in the same university. But from what I heard, people tend to make their own "tight" group, assuming that's true, then as long as you become part of one, there's not much point in moving into LSE accommodation since you live so close.

    Btw, can I live with you if I get an Offer? :P I pay... (low) lol
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    (Original post by PotOfGold)
    I've got an offer from LSE and its my firm so I've started thinking about things like accommodation.

    My dilemma is that I live literally 5-10 minutes away from the Roseberry halls and about 30 minutes away from LSE if I walk it (even quicker by bus - 20mins max.) and I was wondering if there's any point of me moving into accomodation...

    The following are the reasons for not moving into accommodation:
    For one thing its not really fair on people who really need the accommodation esp. if they are Int. students
    I would be living with my parents but I usually have the house to myself, I don't have anything like a curfew and I live really near so won't have to leave an hour earlier than everyone else on a night out
    I'm really weird about sharing bathrooms and at home I would have our two bathrooms at my disposal (but this isn't as important)
    Social life might be affected

    The only reason I can think of for moving into accommodation is so that I will be able to socialise easily and intergrate but I won't be any nearer as I live nearer than some of the Halls.

    I have no problem with moving into accommodation but I'm wondering if it will be worth the rent etc.
    I know that LSE is quite international and so chances are that most students will be in accommodation and so I'll be the odd one out.
    I've also been told that nothing beats accommodation in the first year at least, so as you can see I'm in a bit of a pickle.

    Sorry for the incredibly long post but help would be appreciated
    Not being funny but I wouldn't pay £150+ a week just so I can live with some friends. You will make friends from societies and your course and I'm sure everyone will be out partying rather than staying in so your not exactly missing much.

    Anyways I'm sure your friends will invite you round and vice versa
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    (Original post by Beef_Eater)
    Not being funny but I wouldn't pay £150+ a week just so I can live with some friends. You will make friends from societies and your course and I'm sure everyone will be out partying rather than staying in so your not exactly missing much.

    Anyways I'm sure your friends will invite you round and vice versa
    Thank you for reassuring me that I will be able to survive without living in the halls and I agree with the rent part (that's the biggest problem).
    I guess it does make sense for me to live at home. Bah, I'm so crap at deliberating.


    (Original post by Jinru)
    One of the main reason for staying in LSE accommodation is that you can socialise with people in the same university. But from what I heard, people tend to make their own "tight" group, assuming that's true, then as long as you become part of one, there's not much point in moving into LSE accommodation since you live so close.

    Btw, can I live with you if I get an Offer? :P I pay... (low) lol
    Jinru you're asking me to allow a complete stanger, someone I've barely laid eyes on before to live in my house without knowing anything about them let alone if they have any ulterior motives... yeah I'm down with that
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    (Original post by PotOfGold)
    Jinru you're asking me to allow a complete stanger, someone I've barely laid eyes on before to live in my house without knowing anything about them let alone if they have any ulterior motives... yeah I'm down with that
    But isn't that how all hire&rent goes? There are even companies renting cars to strangers!

    Also, if I had known you, I'm not going to pay because you are nice innit

    So, why don't we just pretend are know each other, and its a win win for both of us?
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    (Original post by Jinru)
    But isn't that how all hire&rent goes? There are even companies renting cars to strangers!

    Also, if I had known you, I'm not going to pay because you are nice innit

    So, why don't we just pretend are know each other, and its a win win for both of us?
    That's what you think :p:
    Haha, come to think of it imagine if, come September, we actually do know each other! But other than that. No. Nice try.
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    (Original post by Cat_Forbes)
    Heres some pics of the halls. Might help

    Bankside
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    High Holborn
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    Rosebery
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    Carr Saunders
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    HI ,I have read your msg and the pictures,would you release some accommodation of ""college & connaught" in here? btw what would like to choose ???I come frome Hong Kong,I have no idea about London???Thanks a lot
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    (Original post by DannyBoy123)
    That picture of the Rosebery room looks shocking lol. My one is much nicer and once you get a few photos and pictures up it's like a little home away from home.

    Actually I believe Rosebery is getting completely re-done over the summer so the rooms will be nice and modern for the new freshers. And that lottery system is ********, everyone I know who applied early and put rosebery as their first choice got it.

    I think I share 2 toilets and a shower with like 5 other peeps but its not an issue for me really.
    Hi Dannyboy123,if I perfer intercollrgiate,which i s the best???I come from Hong Kong
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    Listen, whilst High Holborn might be relatively expensive, it is going probably going to be the last opportunity for at least 10 years to have WC1 as your postcode that won't cost you 15,000 a year.

    Besides, if price really is such an objection (those 20 quid extra a week are less than a night out) you can easily go sharing. I was very apprehensive about sharing so I applied for a single room, but now I almost regret it. The shared rooms are huge, 40 pounds a week less and ensuite. They normally match you up with a course buddy so at least you have common interes and all sharing people have become good friends.

    And the lottery system works just fine, I applied for High Holborn on the very last day of the application deadline and got a single room.

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