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Mauricio Baez Sedeno

May 23rd, 2022

Living in Butler’s Wharf: Some Things to Consider

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Mauricio Baez Sedeno

May 23rd, 2022

Living in Butler’s Wharf: Some Things to Consider

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Choosing where to live during your studies in LSE can be a difficult decision to make. In this blog I will share my experience in living in LSE´s Hall Butler’s Wharf so that you can take a much more informed decision if you have already decided that you´ll be staying in a student hall.

Location

Butler´s Wharf is located only a couple of blocks away from Tower Bridge. Personally, this is my favourite area in London. It always feels nice to go out for a walk and see one of London´s best attraction within a 3-minute walking distance. Even if Butler´s wharf is the furthest hall away from campus it is well-connected. In case you are going to LSE, you can take bus 188 which will take you directly to LSE, you can also rent a Santander bike (there is a bike station right in front of the hall). If you are in a rush and don´t know how to bike, you can also take the tube. The closest station is Temple Hill, on the other side of the river. If the weather is nice and you´ve got time, I recommend walking. It takes around 50 minutes and it is a nice walk along Thames river.

 

Great community

Butler’s Wharf is for postgraduate students from LSE. This can be an advantage if you prefer to be in a place with more “mature students” compared to halls that take undergrads as well. Still, the age span of this hall is very ample. From 20-35 years old. My guess is that the average age in BW is 24 years old.

Students outside Butlers Wharf Residence

There are some halls that are not only for LSE, so you´ve got the chance to meet people from other universities in London and from different disciplines besides social sciences. This is not the case for Butler´s Wharf. It’s worth mentioning that even before arriving to the Hall for the first time, we already had a WhatsApp group that was extremely helpful for solving any doubts before the “moving in day.”

While living here, if you ever happen to need a random object (such as a can opener), there will always be someone willing to help in the group.

 

Fair value for your money

Butler´s Wharf is one of the most affordable halls that LSE offers. This hall does not have the option to have a private toilet or kitchen, however in my experience we all have quite different timetables so most of the time you don´t have to wait for using them.  Butler’s Wharf has a spacious common room that has a conducive environment for studying. It is usually silent, and you can always find a place to sit. The laundry room is normally sufficient for all the people that live there, although you may want to avoid the peak times!

Billiard and football tables in the games room in LSE Butlers Wharf Residence in Southwark.
If you have any specific questions on this hall, let me know in the comments.

About the author

Mauricio Baez Sedeno

I´m Mauricio, a Development Studies master student from Mexico. I am interested in Poverty and Inequality in Latin America. When i´m not studying,I love exploring new restaurants and cafes in London.

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