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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


24 Hour Reception / 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 / Luggage Storage / 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 GMT - 22:00 GMT
Check-out by: 10:30 GMT

Guests who would like to check in early can take advantage of our Luggage Storage service.

Guests can also check in late, our reception 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: 4'Excellent' Based on 114 Hotel Reviews
Chloe, British

Really great room, location and service. Very impressed by Carmen who was friendly and helpful and went above and beyond. Breakfast was great and a good variety available. Was not impressed with the canteen lady who said coffee wasn't allowed to be taken up to my room, despite using my own flask and it making no difference to her at all! Overall a lovely place to stay and it was pleasant and clean. Would definitely recommend Bankside House

Jonathan Chappell, British

Bankside House was affordable, comfortable and with a stunning location in the heart of London and within walking distance of many great sights and attractions.

David Langley, United Kingdom

Absolutely ideal location for the Tate Modern, The Globe, South Bank and indeed anywhere over into the City. Reception excellent, speedy and friendly. Check in easy. Accommodation exactly as expected for student accommodation rented out but spotlessly clean and a good sized airy room. The view out of the window directly to The Shard was a real bonus although I expect only a few rooms have that view. Plenty of hot water and good sized bathroom. Breakfast was excellent also and overall very good value. Check out dead easy too. I will certainly book Bankside House again.

Karen Richardson, English

I stayed for the first time at Bankside House in June. I am very pleased with the hotel. The staff are wonderful. I had to call twice because I had trouble finding it. When I called a member of staff saying I was lost, she was great and very helpful with directions. I would recommend the hotel to family and friends. Only shame is that it is only open between June and October. Such a shame it's not year round..

Arnold Wolstenholme, Australian

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

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