London Guide: Ten Things To Do In Angel. Located in Islington, London N1 you will find this lively area which has plenty of independent shops, markets, live music venues, theatres and great restaurants. My Ten Things To Do In Angel List gives you the low down on this wonderful London neighbourhood.
Ten Things To Do In Angel Islington London List
10 Things to do in Angel Islington
1. Discover a precious antique at the Camden Passage shops and markets
2. Buy yourself something amazing at one of the independent shops
3. Bag yourself a bargain and fresh farm produce at Chapel Market
4. Dine at one of the many independent restaurants
5. Stroll along Regents Canal
6. Relax in one of the green spaces
7. Applaud a live performance at one of the theatres or theatre pubs
8. Join in the chorus at one of the live music venues
9. Admire an exhibition at Candid Arts
10. Get hitched at the Islington Town Hall
Ten Things To Do In Angel Islington London Details
1. Camden Passage: Escape the traffic by heading to this quaint car free cobbled street. You will find a lovely collection of antique and vintage shops selling lights, furniture, glassware, jewellery and clothing. The Pierrepont Arcade Market, Charlton Place Market and Camden Passage Market are small but a joy to browse. The markets are open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Camden Passage is also home to boutiques, gift shops, bars, cafes and restaurants. Located a short walk from Angel Station behind Upper Street.
2. Shopping: Angel is a great place to buy designer furniture, home accessories, beauty products, clothing or a gift. There are plenty of independent shops located along Upper Street and Camden Passage. Also investigate Cross Street and Essex Road where you will find more adorable stores. Angel Central is close to the station with high street stores. Islington Square is set to open soon which will consist of luxury apartments and premium shops built on a former Royal Mail sorting office site.
3. Chapel Market: This is a traditional market which is open Monday to Saturday 9am-6pm with a few stalls on Sunday 9am-4pm. You can buy clothing, toiletries, fruit, veg and other bits and pieces. The street is closed to cars so it is nice to stroll down, and you will find cafes and discount shops on both sides of the road. On Sunday the Islington Farmers’ Market is held at one end of the street at 10am-2pm. Chapel Market is located a short walk from Angel tube station in between M&S Food and Waitrose.
4. Restaurants: Upper Street and nearby roads are perfect for dining out with friends. You will find a collection of wonderful eateries covering every cuisine you could possibly wish for. Camden Passage is also worth investigating where you will find the famous Fredericks restaurant.
Ottolenghi Upper Street
5. Regent’s Canal: If you walk along Regent’s Canal the pedestrian foot path stops just past Caledonian Road when you reach the Islington Canal Tunnel. You can get back on the route near Colebrooke Row and Duncan Terrace to continue on to City Road Basin, Wentlock Basin or Limehouse Basin.
6. Green Spaces: There are some very pretty small green spaces dotted around Angel. I love the Culpeper Community Garden on Cloudesley Road which is particularly pretty. St Mary’s Church has a beautiful garden with benches. Islington Green is a nice place to sit down where you can find a War Memorial. Colebrooke Row Gardens and Duncan Terrace Gardens are both delightful.
Culpeper Community Garden
7. Theatres: There is a wide choice of entertainment in and near Angel. Book a ticket at Sadler’s Wells to see dance. Almeida is the place to catch a thought-provoking play. The Old Red Lion and the King’s Head are pubs where you can enjoy a fringe theatre production. Take your kids to enjoy puppetry at the Little Angel Theatre. Laugh out loud at the Camden Head or The Bill Murray comedy shows.
Little Angel Theatre
Islington Assembly Hall
9. Candid Arts: The Candid Arts Trust is a charity occupying two wonderful Victorian warehouse buildings behind Angel Station. It comprises of an exhibition space, artist studios, screening room, rehearsal spaces with a café and a lovely courtyard. Located at 3-5 Torrens Street EC1V 1NQ.
10. Islington Town Hall: This beautiful listed building is located on Upper Street. Inside you will find four ceremony rooms and you will often see the happy couples having their photographs taken on the grand steps outside. You can get married or have a civil partnership … congratulations!
Islington Town Hall
Ten Things To Do In Angel Islington London Information
Angel is located in North London in the Borough of Islington. You can travel to Angel Underground Station which is on the Northern Line. Alternatively, you can walk from Islington Station which is on the Overground and Victoria Line. You will find most of the restaurants and shops on Upper Street. Camden Passage is a beautiful cobbled street so make sure you locate it. Check the exhibitions at the Business Design Centre where consumer events are often held. If you have time venture down the back roads where you can admire stunning Victorian houses. With grand churches, pretty patches of green space and leafy streets, this is a lovely part of London to explore. If you want to see more photographs go to my Love Angel London Pinterest Board.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.