I chose to live on campus to simplify the process of housing (or accommodation as they call it in the UK).  It comes with a meal plan which is really nice.  Again, that is to simplify everything.  It would be fun to my cook my favorite food for friends and have them share their favorite food with me but there is no great way to get to a grocery store.  Cabs are too expensive to use often or alone and I’m not sure about the bus route.