THINGS TO DO IN ANGEL
Behind the hustle and bustle of Upper Street lies Camden Passage, a remnant of Old London that will make you feel like you’ve fallen into a time warp. Full of high-quality vintage and antique shops (many of which have been known to supply the costumes for period dramas), this street is a lovely escape from modern London.
ANGEL SHOPPING CENTRE
A selection of unique and quirky shops it also has all the high-street favourites.
Escape from the hustle and bustle to watch the colourful riverboats go by from one of the little cafes or bars.
HENS AND CHICKENS THEATRE
A fringe theatre bar which has showcased famous comedy acts including Jimmy Carr, Frankie Boyle, and Jack Whitehall.
Hosts acoustic nights and occasional jazz shows, the Union Chapel has since become a magnet for the thinking bands and their fans.
SCREEN ON THE GREEN
Veg out and watch a film at one of the country’s oldest cinemas: it opened in 1913 and has been a single-screen cinema ever since.
THE ANGEL COMEDY CLUB
Comprises of two venues — the Bill Murray and Camden Head — and is the leading force in Islington’s stand-up scene.
Dedicated to nurturing the most exciting new talent and, more often than not, the productions here transfer onto the West End, so the demand for tickets is always high.
Up to 32 independent food stalls and some brilliant restaurants, you're sure to find something delicious.
The pedestrianised avenue of Exmouth Market is an exemplary cluster of independent business, with a vibrant atmosphere throughout the week. On Friday and Saturday afternoons it turns into an international street food market, which has regularly catapulted some of its chefs from a humble stand to cosmopolitan stardom.
Sadler’s Wells is the world's No.1 venue dedicated to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London audiences.
This is the epicentre of the capital’s contemporary dance scene: in 2005, more than 200 years after the theatre’s founding, the then artistic director Alistair Spalding decided to focus on this niche in order to differentiate itself from the likes of the Royal Opera and National Theatre. And he has succeeded. Sadler’s Wells has pioneered a creative, of-the-day programme that pushes boundaries and offers an artistry that can’t be found on any other stage.
LONDON CANAL MUSEUM
A waterside museum on two floors telling the story of London's canals, their people, horses, boats and cargoes, and of the Victorian trade in natural ice.
London's first-ever and most established farmers' market takes place on Chapel Market between Baron Street and Penton Street, with loads of space to shop and at least 30 stalls each Sunday.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment with stand-up comedy, new shows, work-in-progress productions and more at this fringe theatre in Islington.
KING'S HEAD THEATRE PUB
Go upstairs to the King's Head pub and discover the eclectic program of at the victorian King's Head Theatre. Don't miss live music, every Thursday to Sunday in the pub.
Experience a working farm in action. Freightliner’s Farm has an animal village, rare breed animals, a solar dome, straw bale building, a beehive, and a sensory garden.