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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.

Angel is located in Central London and is part of the London Borough of Islington. There is as tube station at each end 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. The most popular part of Angel is Upper Street – this street alone is one of the main reasons why young people are drawn to the area.

Food, Drink and Fun Out in Angel

Whether you prefer a night at the theatre or a night of bar-crawling, Angel won’t let you down. For 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’s also the Almeida Theatre just off Upper Street, which is a rather small but very popular theatre which puts on a variety of plays.

Almeida Theatre, Angel

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?

Whatever food your heart desires, Angel will not leave you on an empty stomach. Angel brings together food from all over 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, their desserts buffet is just as impressive. Judging 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 French cuisine and much much more.

Moving to Angel

Angel’s popularity has risen over recent years and, as a consequence, so have house prices. If you’re looking to get on the property ladder in Angel, the average price is a steepling £1,200,000. Or, if you’re looking to rent, the average weekly rental price is £575.

(Source: Foxtons)

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