Best Places near EMI

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 EMI.

EMI Music is one of the world’s leading music companies, home to some of the most successful and best known recording artists. Celebrated artists include Tinie Tempah, Eliza Doolittle, Corinne Bailey Rae and Professor Green. EMI Music brings artists and fans together by driving action and creating value wherever music is experienced.

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We asked Richard Skidmore, Head of Photographic, for his favourite places near EMI.

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

Cafe Nero – straight forward coffee, none of this mochachino skinny frappe extra shot extra hot rubbish!

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

Most definitely the Hansom Cab (Piers Morgan is now the proud owner – so we can expect a more swanky feel to the place!)

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

Launceston Place, Michelin star don’t you know!

And the Best Place to have a sandwich/wrap?

Can’t beat Maggie Jones for a bit of decent grub.

Top places to shop?

Either Reiss or Zara

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

You will normally find me hidden in one of the numerous secret little parks – something strong in the hand and nine times out of ten crying!

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

I’m way to over the hill for big nights out!

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


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