This is a guest post by Alexandra Levine from New York, currently a resident at Urbanest King’s Cross. She is studying Economics Affiliate at University College of London.
Interesting fact: I used to be a volleyball player
“What I love most about London is it’s variety”.
Best places to eat near UCL, University College of London
The University College of London has some amazing places to eat, both on campus and in the surrounding area. Check out a few of my favorites below, great for grabbing something in between classes or stopping and sitting with friends. Happy eating!
1. Wellcome Collection Café
Located at 183 Euston Road, just across the street from Drayton House the Wellcome Café has an amazing selection of fresh pastries, and a variety of salads and sandwiches. This is a great place to grab food whether on the go or to sit in between classes. They offer 30 minutes of free wifi, giving you the opportunity to do some last minute work if needed. The Wellcome Collection also has some super interesting exhibits to check out if you have extra time. Make sure to check online before you go to see what is currently showing!
2. Print room café
Located in the center of UCL’s campus, this is a great place to meet with friends and even sit outside whether permitting and grab a bite to eat. With both snacks as well as full meals, including pasta, everyone can find something they like here.
3. Café rouge
If you’re coming on the tube to UCL and arriving at Euston Station, Café Rouge is a great place to stop to eat. Especially those of us who sometimes tend to get later starts, you can’t go wrong here with their all day breakfast menu. There are tables inside as well as cafeteria-style tables outside where you can sit and enjoy your meal. They even offer wine and beer, and let’s face it; sometimes we need a glass after certain classes.
I would say Loaf is my favorite place to get a sandwich here in London. Just two blocks from campus at 93 Tottenham Court Road, Loaf’s sandwich creations are beyond incredible. Make sure you try anything they have with mushrooms they are incredible. Personally, I recommend the truffle mushroom sandwich or the truffle egg and mushroom sandwich. Loaf also serves breakfast all day, and you can’t go wrong with their porridge with Nutella. For those of us who prefer to eat on the healthier side, you can get any of the sandwiches on multi-grain bread and they have a great variety of hand-tossed salads to choose from.
5. Bedford Way Café 308
If you have class in 26 Bedford Way, this is a great place to stop for a quick sandwich or coffee. You can find it on the third floor right next to the elevator. There are also tables to sit and do work here as well if you have some down time.
More of a tea/cake place than a lunch place, Yumchaa offers one of the biggest selection of teas you can find while staying on a student’s budget. Come here alone to do work or with friends, this is a great place to hang and focus. They have all their leaves out for you to look at and smell before you chose one; my favorite is their Regent’s Park Green Tea. You also can’t go wrong with any of their cake selections that are constantly being brought out fresh from the kitchen. You can find it around the corner from Goodge street station, at 9 Tottenham Court Road.
7. Bloomsbury Café
You can find Bloomsbury Café in the Bloomsbury Building, on the ground floor of the building that contains the school gym. Although it is closed on the weekends, this is a great place to stop and grab a pre-made sandwich or fruit in between classes or after a workout session at the gym. They also have a bunch of tables and chairs where you can sit and do work.
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