Our guide to Angel, London



The Tube. Angel. London. England. (Photo by Thomas Vilhelm/Cover/Getty Images)

Angel has become an increasingly popular area over the past years. It’s become known for its vibrant atmosphere, trendy bars, cafés and restaurants and for being a place where young professionals desire to settle down. It hosts both a scene for the arts crowd, with theatres and vintage shops, as well as for the hipsters with exclusive boutiques and fancy restaurants.

Sounds pretty good so far right? Now the question is, would you want to move to Angel? What does it really have to offer? Let’s find out!

Where is it?

Angel is located in the centre of London and is part of the London Borough of Islington. The most popular part of Angel is Upper Street, this street alone is one of the main reasons to why young people are drawn to live in the area. There are two tube stations located at both ends of Upper Street, Angel on the Northern line and Highbury & Islington on the Victoria line, both in zone one and only a few stops away from King’s Cross St. Pancras, Camden Town and Oxford Circus.

Where to go for a fun night out?

Whether you prefer a night in the theatre or a night of bar crawling, Angel will not let you down. For the art enthusiasts there are plenty of places to visit, for example the Candid Arts Trust, close to Upper Street where they showcase the work of recent arts graduates. There is also the Almeida Theatre just off Upper Street, which is a rather small but very popular theatre which puts on a variety of plays. If you’re more in the mood for going out there are plenty of good bars to choose from, for example the bar on 69 Colebrooke Row which has no name but is called by it’s address, where they serve pretty amazing cocktails. Or why not try one of the bars located on Upper Street, such as John Salt, Slim Jim’s Liquor Store or Lucky Voice to name a few!


Feeling hungry?

Whatever food your heart desires, we promise you Angel will not leave you on an empty stomach. As in most London areas, Angel is full of food from all different parts of the world. If you fancy a posh lunch, the super-trendy Israeli restaurant Ottolenghi is the place for you. They have the most amazing lunch buffet and a just as impressive desserts buffet, and judged by the usual weekend queue, we’re not the only ones to think so… If you feel like something more casual, try the Farmers’ Market open on Sundays. There’s also a Jamie’s Italian, Desperados for Mexican lovers, Almedia for the French cuisine and much much more.

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Finding a home

Angel’s popularity has risen over the past year, and consequentially so have the house prices. London homes have become more expensive in the last few years and especially homes in central London. If you’re looking to buy a home in Angel, the average flat price is £466,856 and the average house price is £1,999,950, and if you’re looking to rent the average price for a flat per week is £602, and for a house the average price per week is £1,350. (Price source Foxtons)


So what do you say? Is Angel the right place for you?



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