Angel, located in the north outskirts of super central London, is a lovely place that’s seen a real upgrade in the last decades. Many will argue that Angel in one of the best places to live in the city due to its cultural and diverse atmosphere, the amazing bars and restaurants as well as its perfect location. It is close to all the action yet with its own culture and artistic persona and without all the hustle and bustles and even more so without too much of a tourist influx. No matter if you’re a city boy or an art student you’ll love this place.
Here you can rent a double room in a flatshare for as little as £450/month up to £1600/month and if you’d like to rent a studio expect to pay anywhere between £1100-£1900/month depending on what you’re looking for!
Things to do:
As most areas of London Angel got plenty going on especially in the art space. With four theatres such as The Almeida, The King’s Head Theatre, Tower Theatre and Sadler’s Wells and should you fancy a gig in one of Londons most unique and intimate venues check out the Union Chapel. As for shopping Angel has both Islington High Street and Upper Street a stone trow away both of which are packed with great independent shops. If you want the high street chain stores you shouLd head over to the Angel and Nag’s Head shopping centres. If you’re in the mood for some antique shopping you can check out Camden Passage antiques market or if you want to visit London’s oldest farmers market make your way to Islington Farmers’ Market. How about a short walk to Islington Waterways to check out the boats? Or maybe a day in the park is what you’d prefer? No matter which you’ll find it in Angel.
Restaurants, pubs, clubs:
Angel & Islington’s Upper Street has in many circumstances been renamed “Supper Street” thanks to its vast selection of restaurants. Some of our favourites include The Breakfast Club, for breakfast duh, make sure you get here early as they don’t do reservations and the queue quickly grows. If you fancy a semi casual dinner then French Frederick’s is the place to go with an amazing conservatory called the Garden room you can dine under the stars. Another french favourite is Le Mercury which serves amazing french bistro style dishes at great prices. Maybe a Mexican feast is on the card? If so you have to try Chilango which has been voted London’s best Mexican restaurant. As evening turns to night and you feel like a secret speakeasy cocktail club you should try 5cc at The Exmouth Arms which is a sister bar to 5cc in City of London that we mentioned in our post about our favourite AW places. Fancy transporting yourself to LA and jukebox joint? Try Slim Jims Liquor store and save yourself a flight or if you’re up for a bit of karaoke check out Lucky Voice’s Islington branch.
For transportation Angel Islington is brilliant. Angel tube station is on the northern line and will take you to both bank and London bridge in less than 10 minutes. If you walk over to the Highbury & Islington stop you can take Victoria line to Oxford circus in only 7 minutes or take the overground to Clapham junction, Canada Water or Shoreditch among others. Further there are plenty of busses that takes you literally all over London.