LSESU Bookable Spaces

Information on LSESU Spaces

Below you browse the selection of spaces available in the Saw Swee Hock Building which Clubs and Societies can hire free of charge by completing an events form on the committee hubs. Each section should provide you with information about the types of events that can be held in each space, available Audio Visual and Technical features and much more. Please be aware, these spaces are very busy, so we advise you book as early in advance as possible and booking availability is checked on request. For clubs and societies, whilst the hire is free, there may be other costs associated to hiring the space out for your event.

Accessibility Information about the whole building can be found here

Capacities & Layouts

Layout Style Capacity
Board Room 40
Cabaret 120
Classroom 40
Reception 400
Standing 800
Theatre/lecture 150
U-Shaped 40

LSESU Venue

The multi-purpose LSESU Venue is ideal for any event, including presentations, launches, lectures, conferences, film screenings, nightclub events, award-ceremonies, parties and receptions.
 

Features

The LSESU Venue has audio / visual sound and lighting features, including a projector and projector screen, and it’s own private bars. Please describe your requirements for use of these features when making your event enquiry or booking.

Cloakroom: The LSESU Venue has a cloakroom with enough rails to hold up to 300 coats. LSESU can provide staff for this at a cost, or event organisers can provide their own cloakroom staff. A special request must be made for use of the cloakroom at events. Please note: LSESU take no responsibility for any items placed into the cloakroom storage.

Green Room: The LSESU Venue has a Green Room (private area) for your event's speakers / performers / organisers, which can be directly accessed from the stage. This room features a private bathroom (with toilet and shower facilities), sofas and a coffee table. You request the use of the Green Room at events.
Please note: The Green Room is also a fire escape from the LSESU Venue stage and therefore a passageway between the doors in the room must be kept clear at all times.

Late Night Events: due to the nature of our premises license, depending on what day you wish to hold a late night event, your event may need to close at a particular time. An Example of this is that if your event is on a Monday or Tuesday, the building must clost by 1am, where as on a Friday and Saturday, may be to be open until 3am however it depends on the activity of the event.

 

Capacities & Layouts

Layout Style Capacity
Cabaret 50
Reception 200
Standing 200
Theatre/lecture 40
Seated & Standing 50/150

The Three Tuns

The Three Tuns is a student pub, which is open during the week in term time. Please be aware if you book The Three Tuns for your social / event, the pub remains open to other customers as normal – you cannot reserve seats or spaces in The Three Tuns. The Three Tuns is not available for private hire during it's normal opening hours. If you wish to hire it for a private event, please email the LSESU Events Team.
 

Features

You can organise to have a social or other events, such as pub quizzes, in The Three Tuns. You can arrange bar tabs or drink vouchers in advance through the LSESU Events Team.


 

Available AV in this space:

  • Projector

1st Floor Spaces (Denning's Learning Cafe & Promotions Space)

The 1st Floor includes the LSESU Denning's Learning Café and The Promotional Space. These spaces are seperate and cannot be booked together. 

Capacities & Layouts

Layout Style Capacity
Board Room 25
Cabaret 30
Classroom 20
Reception 40
Standing 50
Theatre/lecture 60
U-Shaped 20

Denning Learning Cafe´

The Cafe' as standard will have the normal cafe round table furniture in it. If you require a different furniture set up, this will need to be requested in advance. The cafe can have a projector, screen and speakers set up.  

The Café is open as a café service from 9am–4pm. Event bookings for this area are available once the café service has closed. When the café closes at 4pm, the café staff close, clean and clear the café area – therefore, event bookings begin at the earliest time of 5pm.

6th Floor

1st Floor Promotional Space

Booking availability:

Meetings / Small Events/ Stalls: Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm

This promotional space is situated directly next to the LSESU Denning Learning Café and has a high footfall of students passing through to the Activities Resource Centre, the café and the upper and lower floors of the building.

Because of its location, no food-related promotions are allowed to take place, although food can be bought from the café and given away for free – this must be pre-arranged with the LSESU Events Team.

This space includes a table with 10 chairs, which can be removed if requested.

There is a curtain which can be drawn around the space, closing it off from the café and making the space appropriate for meetings / study space. Please note: this does not make it entirely private and noise will travel to and from the café.

6th Floor Spaces (Studio, Western Cafe, Roof Terrace & Bao Yang Meeting Room)

The 6th Floor includes the LSESU Weston Café and roof terrace featuring views across London, the Bao Yang SU Meeting Room and the LSESU Activities Studio.

Capacities if you book the whole floor out for a standing/reception based event:

150 (whole floor, including The Weston Café, roof terrace, Bao Yang SU Meeting Room and Activities Studio)

Capacities & Layouts

Layout Style Capacity
Board Room 25
Cabaret 30
Classroom 20
Reception 40
Standing 50
Theatre/lecture 60
U-Shaped 20

6th Floor - Activities Studio

The Activities Studio as standard will have no furniture in it. If you require furniture set up, this will need to be requested in advance

The studio has a projector, screen and speakers, as well as mirrors, and poster boards / privacy screens.

Available AV in this space:

  • Projector
  • Music

 

Capacities & Layouts

Layout Style Capacity
Board Room 20
Cabaret 30
Classroom 30
Reception 70
Standing 70
Theatre/lecture 50
U-Shaped 50

6th Floor - LSESU Weston Café

Booking availability Only: Monday–Friday, 6–10pm

The LSESU Weston Café (6th Floor) is open as a café service from 10am–5pm. Event bookings for this area are available once the café service has closed. When the café closes at 5pm, the café staff close, clean and clear the café area – therefore, event bookings begin at the earliest time of 6pm.

The Weston Café has its own furniture (tables and chairs). This cannot be removed from the café, although it can be moved around or re-arranged by the event organiser. If you move the furniture, please ensure that you put the furniture back to how it was when your event booking began. If furniture needs to be removed from the area, it can be moved into the area of the Bao Yang Meeting Room and the partition wall can be closed to hide the furniture. The Bao Yang Meeting Room can also be used as a cloakroom for your event.

You can have a drinks delivery service to the LSESU Weston Café, where you can pre-order your drinks and have this brought up for your event. The café has its own speakers – however, access to these speakers is located behind the bar, so if you would like to play music, please give the LSESU Events Team notice of this requirement and they can run a lead through the café shutters (but please be aware that using your own device to play music is at your own risk)

Available AV in this space:

  • Projector
  • Music

 

Capacities & Layouts

Layout Style Capacity
Board Room 12

Bao Yang SU Meeting Room (LSE and LSESU depts only)

Booking availability:

Meetings / Small Events: Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm

Events: Monday–Friday, 6–10pm

A table and 12 chairs are kept in the Bao Yang Meeting Room.

The Bao Yang Meeting Room is within the café area on the 6th Floor of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, behind the white partition wall (which can be opened or closed). Please note: this meeting room is not sound proof due to the partition wall, and therefore any meetings in this space will have noise travelling into the area from the café – and noise will also travel in the other direction. If booked on its own, there is no AV that can be arranged for this space.