Best Places Near Collective

For anyone working in a new agency or starting a freelance role, getting lunch, meeting people and grabbing something from a cool shop nearby can be tricky. That’s where our ‘Best Places’ series comes in. We have interviewed staff from agencies across the country to provide you with insider knowledge and today we are looking at the Best Places near Collective.

Collective is a digital creative communications agency specialising in building strong brands and launching new products. Clients include Honda, ESPN, BBC, Channel 4 and EA Games. Specialities include design & build, social media, campaign microsites and strategy.

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We asked Nicola Morgan for her favourite places near Collective.

Nicola, where is the Best Place to grab a coffee and why?

Sweet on Exmouth Market – small independent coffee shop, does lovely pastries too.

And where is the Best Place to grab a pint/glass of vino? Why?

The Wilmington. This is Collective’s second home; you will always find a familiar face in there. Good music, really nice pub grub and welcoming staff.

In your opinion, where is the Best Place to have a sit down lunch?

The Easton – pricey, but well worth it. Lovely fresh food.

And the Best Place to have a sandwich/wrap?

Exmouth Market food stalls – cater for all types of taste buds. Yum.

Top places to shop?

Clerkenwell Tales – an independent bookshop on Exmouth market. Perfect for…..books!

Can you recommend the Best Place to chill out (day or night)?

Any of the pubs in the area – The Bowler pub has comfy sofas to relax on, same as The Eagle, same as The Wilmo.

What’s the best kept secret near Collective?

Santore Italian restaurant on Exmouth Market. Authentic Italian, beautiful food and brilliantly friendly and attentive staff.

Can you recommend something a bit different?

Wine tasting at The Sampler in Islington

And lastly, what is the Best Place for a big night out?

TheOld Queen’s Head in Islington. You can guarantee you’ll be dancing by the end of the night

Thanks Nicola! For more insider information on the Best Places in the UK, make sure you follow the series!


If you would like to add to this list, please do so in the comments box. Or if you want to tell us about the Best Places near your agency or in your neighbourhood, please get in touch with us.