Home > England > Housing & Student Life > Meals England students will share common kitchens and cook meals for themselves.  While it may be an initial adjustment for students, with a little perseverance, it can become a bonding experience for flatmates.  As a former student advises:

Cook in your flats as much as you can!  Making big dinners with friends is a great learning experience, cost-efficient, and also a lot of fun!  - Owen H., England 2011


Our former students also have some recommendations for sticking to a budget when considering meals.  Here is what they had to say:

  • Sainsbury’s and Tesco are less expensive options for groceries 
  • Students should cook together – it is inexpensive and a good bonding experience 
  • The Sandwich Shop (on Gloucester Rd) has ₤3 sandwiches (with a discount card) 
  • Many coffee shops on Gloucester Rd offer “deals” after 6pm on pastries, groceries, etc.

Be sure to also check out FIE’s London Facebook Group, which can help students plan low-budget outings for the days when they do not want to cook at home.