Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Cog News

An irregular update of activity from our studio. Showing off about great new projects, announcements, job opportunities, that sort of thing. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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The Gagarin Terrace

The Gagarin Terrace

For our Cog Lunch this month we visited the Gagarin Terrace at The Royal Observatory, Greenwich. The terrace was recently renamed to honour the first man in space.

Last month, a statue of Yuri Gagarin was unveiled at the observatory by his daughter, Elena Gagarina. Situated adjacent to the Paul Harrison Planetarium and with a terrace over-looking Greenwich Park, we had high hopes for this al-fresco lunch.

We walked over to the café with the sun poking through the clouds, hopeful that it would make an appearance during our visit. Walking up to the observatory is a tough but rewarding experience. Once you reach the top of the hill, memories of the pain you endured on the steep climb up all but disappear. The view is magnificent.

We walked through the observatory to get to the café, catching some glimpses of our work with Royal Museums Greenwich along the way. It was great to see our table toppers for The Gagarin Terrace in the café itself.

The menu at the Astronomy Café was as you’d expect from a museum café; lots of delicious cakes and a small selection of sandwiches and hot food. And as expected from a tourist attraction, it was a little expensive too. Luckily, I opted for a chicken and cider stew with crusty bread, which was delicious. I managed to snap up the last bit, much to the dismay of others who were forced to choose from a rather limited selection of alternatives. Everyone was generally content with their food, but there’s only so much excitement you can feel about a ham and cheese toastie (especially when it costs £5.75).

We walked through the observatory to get to the café, catching some glimpses of our work with Royal Museums Greenwich along the way. It was great to see our table toppers for The Gagarin Terrace in the café itself.
Michael Smith

The Gagarin Terrace itself is a lovely setting. With views overlooking the park and an imposing but impressive statue of the man himself, it’s great place to enjoy your lunch. We were accompanied by some of the local wildlife on our visit.

A squirrel, blue-tit and robin all made an appearance. I like to think they were being friendly but the pessimist (or realist) in me says that they probably just wanted to steal some of our food. Either way, they were very cute.

Unfortunately, in true British style, our meal was somewhat disrupted by the arrival of some sizeable chunks of hail. We had to dash inside and were forced to finish our lunch in the safety of the Astronomy Café.

All in all, we had a pleasant experience at The Astronomy Café and Gagarin Terrace. The highlight is definitely the setting and I wouldn’t recommend visiting if you’re specifically on the hunt for culinary delights.