Local Insight & Information
A neglected area of the inner city up until the 1980s, Angel today is one of the most sought after postcodes in terms of both residential and business addresses. The region is an affluent and upmarket location in the modern day, brimming with restaurants, bars, shops and markets as well as a thriving history. There is plenty to explore throughout the area and for anyone who loves food, traditional pubs and even a good night out, Angel is certainly a winning destination for you. Entertaining clients of any kind is made easy and enjoyable within this beautiful area. Even simply walking around and admiring the architecture is a treat in this locality.
Angel is home to the first pub theatre ever erected in England and it has existed here since Shakespearian times, founded in 1970. Today visitors to this Victorian pub can still enjoy the delights which feature in the theatre at the back of the pub as well as enjoy a good drink in front of a roaring log fire. Food available in this wonderful location is based around its theatre roots and includes the perfect pre show bites, for example, sage and onion scotch eggs and caramelised onion sausage rolls or for a bigger snack there are sandwiches as well as Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie Boards.
Another great location to head for, for those who like a varied setting is that of Upper Street, lined with restaurants, bars, shops and more, there is more than enough to keep your interest peaked throughout the day. In particular Central Shopping is a modern and vibrant shopping centre with plenty of extra entertainment thrown in. Eateries, cinemas and music venues are all thrown in amongst well-loved fashion brands to create a stylish entertainment hub. The main entrance to the centre is marked by the iconic Angel Wings sculpture by Wolfgang and Heron which is a stunning spectacle by both night and day.
Key Transport Links
The area is as plentiful in transport as it is in restaurants and the Tube station as well as its surrounding locality is named after one of the area’s most renowned pubs, The Angel Inn. This station has the third longest escalator in Europe which stands at 60m (197 ft.) and has a vertical rise of 27.5 meters. Kamppi station in the Helsinki Metro has the second longest at 64m (210 ft.) and Västraskogen in the Stockholm Metro is the longest at 67m (220 ft.).
Other services in the area include the Caledonian Road & Barnsbury Overground Station which is 17 minutes on foot from many serviced offices to let or rent in Angels centre and King’s Cross St. Pancras mainline station is only 18 minutes away. This station is where you will be able to connect to Paris within just a few hours and there are links throughout the country; the tube station also provides access to the Central, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines.
More on Location
Camden Passage is a very popular and unique part of Angel, famous for its antique and contemporary shops, markets and arcades which have been running for over 60 years. Main days for the market are Wednesdays and Saturdays but most shops in the area are open all week. Pierrepont Arcade Market also holds a very established Sunday market as well as opening book stalls within the arena on Thursdays and Friday. The whole area generally has yet more restaurants, cafés and inviting pubs to frequent once you are all shopped out.