Angel and Islington

Known for

Islington Art Galleries
Islington Arsenal Football Club
Islington Theatres


Rolling terraced houses interspersed with intense banks of greenery aren’t the only thing Islington is known for. The overwhelming sensation is that you can breathe: the best culture, restaurants, quirky venues and independent shops without the overwhelming crowds.



Why we love Angel and Islington

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Our take on the year’s food trends

We’re not convinced the trends are all they’re made out to be. So we’ve made our own guide to what we think really is the best new food to try in London and, more importantly, where to look.

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What a load of rubbish

We’ve had a look at some ingenious examples of how we can make use of pretty much anything, finding the best flea markets, art installations and upcycling workshops where you can purchase that throne (or unwanted chair, depending on how you see it).


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Food and drink
 Restaurants and cafés

The sheer number of restaurants, cafés and shops belies their constant quality – time after time you’ll find something new and different, and yet their reputation challenges the very best the city has to offer:

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Pubs and bars

Islington’s establishments sit perfectly alongside its thriving theatre scene and series of independent art galleries away from the more crowded alleyways of central London:





Greenwich Market Food Stall
Things to do

The area is home to an immense variety of activities – if you fancy an exhibition one evening and a football match the next, you can. If you’re after a welcome respite, then it is the escapist parks of Islington Green, Finsbury Park or Highbury Fields you’re after:




Days out

South of Islington lies Angel. Closer to central London, the area is more commercial, and so home to a greater number of shops and services. There is easy access to the city centre, with the thriving pop-up markets and independent outfits of Soho just 10 minutes by tube:





Best things about this area