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A picture perfect neighborhood with an affluent population and plenty to do.
Studio / 1 BR
53% Complete
1,582
2 Bedrooms
76% Complete
2,275
3 Bedrooms
77% Complete
2,301
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
3,001

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles

 

What's around
  • 12 Banks
  • 72 Nightlife options
  • 17 Fitness options
  • 263 Shops
  • 154 Restaurants
  • 13 Grocery stores/markets

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Angel has a high violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for London.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Angel LIKE?

To say that the neighborhood of Angel is an absolutely gorgeous place to live would be an understatement. Situated in the northern part of central London, it is considered one of the city's best places to live due to its location, restaurants, bars, and culture. Despite its proximity to the City it still has its own identity and hasn’t been taken over by tourism.

As you'd expect of an in-demand area, living in Angel is expensive and most of the residents are wealthy expats and Londoners who mix together seamlessly. Much of this population works within the media and financial services industries. Rent is much higher than the the average in London, but there aren’t too many bland apartments in the area, so you have a good chance of getting something attractive. You can get standalone homes as well, though they don’t come onto the market all that often.

Upper Street is main thoroughfare of the community and the best place to go for food and nightlife. Camden Passage has a ton of shopping options that will keep you busy for hours. 

Angel is a very walkable neighborhood and is even walking and cycling distance to some of the city's business hubs, like Shoreditch, but it's also served by a tube station and quite a few bus lines. 

Angel is bordered on the north by Islington, on the east by Shoreditch, on the south by Clerkenwell, and on the west by Barnsbury.

 

Commute:
The City: 2.2 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 15-20 minutes by bike
Canary Wharf: 5.5 miles / 25-40 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike
Southwark: 3.8 miles / 25-45 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 20 minutes by bike
Westminster: 4.1 miles / 25-50 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by bike
Shoreditch: 1.6 miles / 10-20 minutes by car / 15-20 minutes by transit / 25-30 minutes by foot / 10 minutes by bike

Angel London neighborhood photo
Insider Tip
"When we moved to London, we knew we had to live in Angel, the heart of the borough of Islington. We loved the contrast here between quiet residential squares and one of London's best high streets, filled with an ever-changing array of shops and restaurants, and even the famous Almeida Theatre. Come for a visit, stay forever!"
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States
Julie & Drew, Moved from the United States http://www.driveontheleft.com

 

Local Flavor   Angel LOCAL schools

1-6 YEARS
Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
1-6 YEARS
Clerkenwell Parochial CofE Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Voluntary Aided
NUR YEARS
Comet Nursery School and Children's Centre
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Nursery
School Type:Nursery
1-6 YEARS
Copenhagen Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community
1-6 YEARS
De Beauvoir Primary School
Ofsted rating:
Ofsted phase:Primary
School Type:Community

 

Local Flavor   Angel Local Flavor

Chilango
Chilango 27 UPPER STREET LONDON N1 0PN MAP
chilango.co.uk

Using the very best quality, fresh ingredients that we can get our hands on and every mouthful must deliver a stampede of Mexican flavours. 

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club 31 CAMDEN PASSAGE LONDON N1 8EA MAP
thebreakfastclubcafes.com

Well known for our banging brunches. Save Ferris!

The Bar With No Name
The Bar With No Name 69 COLEBROOKE ROW LONDON N1 8AA MAP
69colebrookerow.com

Open since June 2009 an award winning cocktail bar located on a backstreet of Islington. Identifiable by an outdoor lantern, it is a unique cocktail bar housed in one intimate room. The interior blends 1950s Italian Café style with a Film Noir feel.

O2 Academy Islington
O2 Academy Islington 16 PARKFIELD ST LONDON N1 0PS MAP
o2academyislington.co.uk

Music venue. 

Photo Credits: Thanks to @RosiesAreRed @Great Patsby @rita,  @Jean-Benoit Malzac, @masamitony, @RobertoBattista @James R T Glover for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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