Although UCL coffee shops offer are good and offer special packages for students, there a lot of restaurants in the surroundings of UCL and some of the have students discounts, so do not forget your student ID when you go out for lunch. Another place where you can eat are Pubs, those are great restaurants to know more about English cuisine and beers. If you are feeling homesick or you are craving for Mexican food, London has a great offer of Mexican restaurants and some of them are from a walking distance from UCL. Nevertheless, London is an expensive city, so it is not really affordable to go out for every meal; therefore it is advisable to cook yourself. You can find a great variety of ingredients and fresh fruits and vegetable in the markets. This kind of places is very good way to explore London, the most popular one are Camden, Portobello and Borough.