Islington and Angel Basin

Islington & Angel Area Guide


This primarily residential area of north London has traditionally been the home of the capital’s elite and covers a large area from Islington High Street up to Highbury Fields. It includes the Angel, a historic landmark and originally owned by Clerkenwell Priory in the 1600s. The Angel, and in particular the wider area of Islington, is exceptionally popular with those working in the centre of London and the West End. The Tube stations of Angel and Islington are just a couple of stops from the centre of Oxford Street and Regent Street, while routes to the east put commuters minutes from the City of London financial district and the new commercial centres around Canary Wharf.

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Islington property is primarily Georgian and Victorian red brick houses, offering spacious flats in some of the most elegant properties in London. After WW2, the housing stock was replenished with more modern houses, but it’s those wide, refined Georgian terraces that really tick the property box. The townhouses, along with the new developments around Angel tube station, mean that Islington is now the most densely populated borough in the UK. However, easy access to central London’s parks and green spaces make it feel relaxed and open. Restaurants and shops are plentiful, and the entertainment scene is niche and interesting, with jazz clubs and international music venues to suit all tastes.