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  • Type And Size
  • 3 Star Accommodation
  • London School of Economics
  • 572 rooms
24 Sumner Street London Bankside SE1 9JA

Bankside House

Bankside House offers a sociable and affordable place to stay. It has a great range of facilities like a lively bar, games room, TV lounge, launderette, and pay as you go internet terminals, all in one amazing location. Stay here on the South Bank of the River Thames, just behind the Tate Modern, and you'll find attractions like Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and The London Dungeon within easy reach. To top it all off a fresh continental or full English breakfast is included in the price!

As Bankside House offers single, twin, triple and quad rooms, you can stay here whether you’re travelling alone, with friends, or with family. You will find that most of the bedrooms here have ensuite shower rooms. However if money is tight you can opt for a single room which shares the bathroom with just one other room. Whatever room you choose, you will find a bed, desk and wardrobe inside, as well as really useful amenities like tea and coffee making equipment.


Bankside House is just behind the Tate Modern in Bankside, so this is the first place you should visit. You should also take the spectacular Thames-side South Bank walk, or stroll to attractions like Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Clink Prison Museum, Southwark Cathedral and the London Eye. Take a walk across one of the River Thames bridges and you’ll be able to explore places like the Tower of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. There’s plenty of trendy waterside restaurants and pubs nearby too.

Bankside House Facilities


Bar / Central Heating / Coffee/Tea Maker / Cot / Desk / Desk & Lamp / Elevator/Lift Access / Fax Machine / Fire Escape / Games Room / Ground Floor Access / Interior Room Entrance / Internet Terminal / Laundry / Parking / Shared bathroom / Shared Kitchen / Shower / Tea & Coffee / Television Lounge / Toilet / Tourist Information / Wake Up Service

Food and Drink

Guests have access to shared self-catering kitchen facilities.


Bankside House offers FREE WiFi throughout the building.


There are a limited number of parking spaces available and charges are as follows:

Weekdays: GBP 20.00 per day
Weekends: GBP 10.00 per day.

Communal areas and activities

A coin-operated laundry facility is available at Bankside House.


FREE for all children under 2 years of age using existing beds/cots.
All bookings with children must be detailed in 'special requests' at the time of booking.
Extra rollaway beds are not available.

Other Services

Luggage storage facilities are available if you are scheduled to arrive earlier than 15:00 GMT.
Luggage storage facilities are also available on your departure day for you to store your luggage in for the day provided any luggage is collected that same day.
Bankside House are unable to store items overnight.

The luggage room is unmanned and items are left at owner's risk.

The luggage room is available on the day of arrival/departure and may not be available on the first and last days of summer opening.


Rooms at Bankside House can be booked until the 17th September 2016

Check in / Check out

Check-in between: 15:00 - 22:00 GMT
Check-out by: 10:30 GMT

The reception at Bankside House is open 24 hours.

From 22:00 GMT until 10:30 GMT reception is staffed by security.
Should you intend on arriving between these hours please advise Bankside House in advance of your approximate arrival time so reception can ensure your key is ready for collection.

Breakfast Info at Bankside House

SPECIAL OFFER: LATEST TRAVELSTAY OFFER. Get a FREE English Breakfast when you book.

You have a choice of full English or continental breakfast at Bankside House, served from 07:30 to 10:00.

Your breakfast includes: Bacon, eggs, sausages, beans, mushrooms, hash browns, tea & coffee, juice.


By Tube

To get to Bankside House on the tube you should travel on the Jubilee line, get off at Southwark Tube Station and follow the by foot directions below.

On Foot

Once you arrive at Southwark Tube Station, you should exit onto Blackfriars Road and turn to your left. Take your 4th right into Southwark Street, turn left into Great Guilford Street and left into Sumner Street. This is where Bankside House is located.

Bankside House Reviews

Average Guest Rating: 3.9'Good' Based on 110 Hotel Reviews
Arnold Wolstenholme, Australian

Very basic (as expected for the type of London accommodation) but an available TV would have been appreciated

Geraldine O’Connor, Irish

Who would say no to staying next to the Southbank honestly? It’s normally a student accommodation so the décor feels stale and functional but for the price it’s good value. We booked an en-suite room which was clean and tidy and well-maintained. But the best part for me was definitely the location as I did so much brilliant London stuff on foot. Will book again next year

Sylvia Madden, British

I want to praise the breakfast and the breakfast staff at Bankside House, 100%. On the other hand, the bed was atrocious,luckily I was in a 4 bed room so I could take a duvet from another bed to place on top of the mattress, other wise I would have had to sleep on the floor

Stuart Petrie, British

Bankside House is situated in a very nice part of London surrounded by many nice restaurants and adjacent to the Tate Modern. The staff were welcoming when I came to check in and there were plenty at the desk so I barely had to wait at all. My room at the the Bankside House was very spacious albeit lacking in amenities; there was a bed, desk, chair, bookcase shelves and a chest of drawers with a kettle and both tea and coffee sachets. The bathroom water tap was marked as not safe to drink and the nearest other was down the hall in the kitchen. There was also both a a games room, a communal tv lounge and a bar. The morning meal was very good though with a range of both continental and cooked breakfast options, along with very nice waffles, and a range of drinks. Overall a very nice place to stay for the price, its central position and quiet atmosphere was great for my short stay business trip

Judith Scholar Winfi, British/American

We stayed at Bankside House for two nights and found it to be a good value and appropriate for our needs. It is in an excellent location and offers a low-cost option for those looking for accommodation during the busy summer period. The breakfast was good, although busy and luckily we timed it so as not to have to wait too long in the queue. As there is no TV, it's good to bring a tablet especially for younger visitors

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