London Area Guide: Angel Area Guide

angel-area-londonAngel is a major spot in Islington, London and is famous for its art and also its closeness to several of London’s popular business and entertainment districts. The area is named after the Angel Inn which housed famous travellers in recent times and comprises of the Great North Road area.

Angel has an excellent connection of train stations and tubes. These include places such as Old Street where there is a national rail and the tubes in Zone 1; the Angel Tube between Old Street and King’s Cross St Pancras and the Northern line which has the Angel underground station on Old Street. Cabs and buses are also available for getting around the city.

The Islington council is responsible for providing and maintaining local services. In Angel, council tax rates may be as low as £794 and as high as £2,381. The local authority is responsible for setting the council tax and the amount for you to pay is based on your property value and the rates for your local council are set annually.

Angel has a variety of Victorian styled buildings as well as buildings with a fine modern touch. Angel has quite a few interesting places like the historic Angel Inn which was converted to the prestigious Angel’s Cafe Restaurant during the 1900s but which later closed can still be seen in the corner of Pentonville Road, City Road and Upper Street with its remarkable cupola. Several flats are available in the area for rent and flat sharing is quite among young professionals. Multi storey commercial properties are also available at strategic locations in Angel. Loft lets beautiful homes with lawn space and spacious apartments for rent are also available.

The Union Chapel is one of Islington’s most important landmarks while the recently built N1 Shopping Centre is another famous landmark. The shopping area provides modern shopping amenities in a luxuriant environment. The interesting exhibitions at the Business Design Centre and a wonderful shopping experience can also be had at the Chapel Market and on Upper Street. Several excellent restaurants and snack shops exist in Angel; the sushi restaurant Yo Sushi is a modern facility with great meals while places such as the Gufaa Indian Restaurant, the Italian Pane Evino and late night restaurants such as Montmartre French restaurant and Lola’s traditional restaurant are also great places to eat. The Casaba Cafe Bar and Restaurant is another wonderful late night restaurant.

Bars, pubs and clubs are quite popular in Angel and the Islington area at large. Among the most notable entertainment and nightlife hot spots are the Warwick, the Green, Pitcher and Piano and the Castle. There is also the charming atmosphere of the Old Red Lion, the Ruby Lounge and the Shakespeare’s Head among others. The N1 Centre is home to the Islington Vue Cinema while enjoyable shows can also be seen at Holloway Odeon Cinema and Screen on the Green.

Angel provides a number of opportunities to access major open spaces, parks, gardens, sports grounds and other outdoor complexes in Islington. There is the beautiful Highbury Fields with its walks, tennis fields and superb playgrounds, the New River Walk, Whittington Park and Finsbury Square among several others. The famed Arsenal Stadium and Dickens Museum are within close proximity. You can also try swimming at the exciting Anaconda Club. The renowned Regents Canal passes through Angels and facilitates adventurous boat rides through the area. Each year, there is the lively Angels Canal Festival in Angel which features stalls, fun-fair, music, refreshments, boat trips and a tour of the community boats. Angel is home to many important persons and business minded individuals such as artists, actors, journalists and politicians and provides a very professional atmosphere for residents.

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  1. […] nearest tube stations to Finsbury are the Angel and Barbican tube stations. The Old Street Zone 1 tube stations also serve the area while trains […]

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