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

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

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

Cog is a Certified B Corporation

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 Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe

The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe

For our August Cog Night, we headed to Shakespeare’s Globe to watch The Tempest. Having never seen or read The Tempest before, I had no preconceptions or other productions to compare it to. I’m not sure whether that was a blessing or a curse.

In true British fashion, it started to rain as we were on our way to the open-air theatre. But it didn’t dampen our spirits and, despite the grey clouds looming over us, it had cleared up by the time we made it to the ‘Yard’ where we’d be watching the show.

Standing for three hours is not the most pleasant of experiences, but when it’s in a venue like the Globe it’s well worth it.

The venue itself is truly unique. Although I’ve been before, it continues to impress every time I visit. Standing for three hours is not the most pleasant of experiences, but when it’s in a venue like the Globe it’s worth it. It’s all about the atmosphere, which is incomparable to any other theatre I’ve visited.

It’s not a story I’m familiar with, so I was a little worried I wouldn’t follow. At first, I’ll admit, the Elizabethan English took a little getting used to (as is always the case with Shakespeare), but that didn’t prove a problem for long.

Unfortunately, one of the main stars of the show, Colin Morgan (aka BBC’s Merlin) was ill and couldn’t make the performance. There was a stand in and, although I wouldn’t fault his acting abilities, it was a little off-putting that he was reading from a script. Drunkards Trinculo and Staphano got plenty of laughs, and the play was peppered with plenty of other funny moments. The accompanying music was quite enchanting, and as it turned dark the venue became increasingly atmospheric.

Although I appreciate the brilliance of Shakespeare, I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to read his work. For me, visiting Shakespeare’s Globe is less about the story and more about the setting. And at only a fiver for a standing ticket, you can’t really go wrong (unless of course it’s raining).