This month, we developed a partnership with Courier Magazine who spoke to some of our entrepreneurial members about how The Collective is a great place to work and run a business from. Canary Wharf member, Laura Fele explains... "As a freelancer, I’m always on the lookout for comfortable places to work. When I lived in Milan, I spent a big chunk of my time in my apartment alone, sometimes not leaving for a few days straight. Then, when I moved to New York, I worked in cafes, which were often noisy and crowded. Neither really suited me. When I visited The Collective Canary Wharf, I knew immediately that it was perfect for me. There’s a variety of shared spaces that you can work from, such as a quiet room for tackling stressful deadlines, and a living room for hosting client meetings." Read the full article [click link in bio] The nights are drawing in, we're turning back our clocks and getting out our warmest winter woolies. This is the perfect time, according to Rebecca ( @stillbeckyidol ) from Emerald + Tiger ( @emeraldandtiger ) to carry out an autumn home cleansing ritual. Learn how to perform an autumn cleansing ritual at home today. [click link in bio] It’s show time 🖤 @livewithdesthydee | dress: @asos #gethappy #gethappy Free Beer // Behavioural economics in action 🥳 Tony Robbins weekend 🤗🎃 #amazing #tonyrobbins
a month ago · I lived at The Collective Old Oak for six months and the COVID-19 lockdowns started a few weeks after I moved in. The contract said "this document is not intended to create a landlord and tenant relationship" even though it clearly was a tenancy agreement. Upon investigating this due to some issues that arose I discovered that the agreement is most likely an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement (I'm not a legal expert but I was considering taking legal advice). The studio flat itself is tiny. The bathroom in particular was frustrating. Showering was difficult as there's no space to move around. When sitting on the toilet I was also right up to the sink. The communal facilities are the selling point of this accommodation but due to COVID-19 I didn't get to experience this to its potential. There were regular and diverse events which they continued to provide remotely. On two different occasions throughout the lockdown maintenance contractors were sent for non-essential work. I asked repeatedly why this was essential and got no response. On the second occasion the dates didn't work well for me so I asked to find a more suitable time. The response was slow and I was panicking the maintenance contractors would come whilst I'm in the middle of an important meeting. We did just about manage to agree a more suitable time but that message wasn't passed on to the contractors who let themselves into my home whilst I was in the middle of an appointment with my doctor. They should not have entered my home without my permission -- this is illegal. The Collective did give me a kind of apology. I moved out 14 days ago and still haven't received my deposit (they responded to my email today and said I'll have the money back next week).
2 months ago · Best Place to live in London. Dr Kareem
3 months ago · I live on a house boat and own a butcher shop so the canal trust let me leave my boat close to work just near the collective old oak. I think Michael is the bar manager what a lovely person.There are a lot of bad news from the virus but these sort good stories should be shared. I was amazed how the kitchen kept working supplying residents with food I would say at a loss keeping everyone safe. But for me most businesses don't like boat people but not this place.I would finished a long day working in isolation by myself no one ever complained about leaving my motorcycle out the front instead as i walked past,Michael would always give me a wave and a smile it made my day. Just a simple smile. I don't think there would be another place like the collective old oak in london. It seems like just not somewhere to live but a home. Timothy English.
a month ago · Great place for chilling and also business meet ups, excellent chicken burger!! Cool staff
a month ago · Lovely staff kind neighbours friendly residences access to everything I needed while in london by train bus tram supermarkets shopping malls e.t.c. has essential equipment gym library laundry and so much more social areas and events and soo much more really nice co-living
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