Best Places Near TBWA

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. Today we are looking at the Best Places near TBWA.

TBWA is a large integrated agency with its roots in Above the Line pure advertising and creative direction for large brands. Their clients include Adidas, Absolut, NSPCC, Pedigree and Apple. Most recently they have been asked by Müller to handle all their media campaigns.

For more on TBWA check out these websites:

We asked Cathy Buchanan (Head of Forward Planning) for her favourite places near TBWA.

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

Cafe Nero around the corner because it’s good coffee and far away enough to get a breath of fresh air along the way.

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

The Carpenters Arms – across the way from the agency so good to talk shop.

The Gratfton Arms – good to get away and cheap food.

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

Anywhere along Charlotte Street – loads of restaurants.

And the Best Place to have a sandwich/wrap?

Al Fresco – little cheapie cafe on Tottenham Road.

Top places to shop?


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

Soho – anywhere!

What’s the best kept secret near TBWA?

Amaretto on Tottenham Court Road – best pasta and wine!

Can you recommend something a bit different?

Roka on Charlotte Street

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

Soho – anywhere!!!

Thanks Cathy! 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.