Starting a home away from home can be very demanding, especially because you have to buy a lot of things in a city where you do not know any stores. Some of the stores where you can buy anything is Argos and IKEA. Another one is Robert Dyas, here you can find stuff fore the kitchen and bathroom, the most important thing to remember is that this store offers 10% student discount, so do not forget to show your student ID. If you need to buy more clothes or blankets Primark is a very affordable shop. You can find more stores if you walk all along Oxford street, is has a great variety of shops and is a good way to get to know more London.