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Mem & Laz Brasserie

Mem & Laz Brasserie

An Islington institution, this Mediterranean restaurant is amazing value!

Frederick's

Frederick's

Great wine, superb food and awesome al fresco dining in their garden during the warmer months.

Camden Passage

Camden Passage

Vintage and antiques shops, Camden Passage oozes character and quirkiness with great places to have a coffee or dine. Oh so pretty and quaint!

69 Colebrooke Row

69 Colebrooke Row

One of London's best kept secrets. The size of a small living room, but serving the best experimental cocktails around. The bar uses spirits and drinks that it infuses itself in a drinks laboratory and the staff wear lab coats.

New Culture Revolution

New Culture Revolution

Off the beaten track. Amazing dim sum and very good value for money.

The Camden Head

The Camden Head

A fantastic boozer in the heart of Camden Passage. Sit out in the beer garden watching the locals mooching around the market stalls.

Exmouth Market

Exmouth Market

Amazing fresh food for all tastes. Charming, especially at night. A great place to relax in the sun.

Ottolenghi

Ottolenghi

Not great if you're on a budget. However, if you want to push the boat out and want tasty Turkish-inspired food, you're in luck!

Bourne and Hollingsworth

Bourne and Hollingsworth

You may have to book really far in advance, but the brunch with bottomless cocktails is definitely worth the wait! Make sure you try the French toast with clotted cream, berries and honey...

The Wilmington

The Wilmington

Just down the road from Sadler's Wells Theatre, this exceptional gastro pub is packed before a show - and rightly so.

The Sampler

The Sampler

The best place to quaff on the finest wines around without having to buy a bottle! Very highbrow.

Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu

Sushi Tetsu is a fantastic and very personable sushi restaurant tucked down a small passageway in Clerkenwell. It serves some of the best sushi in London.

The Dovetail

The Dovetail

Serving the finest Belgian beer in London!

The Modern Pantry

The Modern Pantry

Great brunch/lunch spot and really fresh food. Worth booking as people come especially to Clerkenwell to eat here.

The Slaughtered Lamb

The Slaughtered Lamb

Great atmosphere, live bands, excellent wine! Sometimes you see the cast of Eastenders and Ed Sheeran in here.

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Why not explore the nearby areas of Islington, King's Cross, Clerkenwell, Caledonian Road, Hoxton, Canonbury, Barbican, De Beauvoir Town, Euston and Holborn

"The restaurant Granita on Upper Street became well known as the place where Tony Blair and Gordon Brown met to decide who was to become Labour party leader after the death of John Smith in 1994."

This inspiring mosaic in Angel reminds me every day to do what I love!

Daniel Burrell

Within touching distance of the West End, yet retaining a vibrant neighbourhood feel, Islington is a smart choice for buyers and tenants.

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I love walking down Upper Street and choosing where to go for breakfast, lunch and dinner - the choice is amazing!

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Mum and Baby Yoga - Islington & Kings Cross

St Silas Hall
Suitable from 6 weeks after the baby's birth right up until your little one starts to crawl. The class is a fun way to bond with your baby. There are postnatal recovery postures for mum which restore the uterus, abdomen and pelvic floor muscles, realign the spine and relieve shoulder, neck and back discomfort. The Baby Yoga movements for the little ones are incorporated into songs and nursery rhythms. The session is also a great way to meet other new mums who live locally. Website

Latino Bambino- Trial

St. Mary’s Neighborhood Centre
Exercise, Keep fit, have fun and bond with your baby whilst dancing to Latin rhythms. Your baby stays right there with you, snuggled in a baby carrier, whilst you get some healthy exercise that has been devised to be safe and gentle for both you and your little one. Our mum and baby salsa classes are also a great way to socialize with other mums and an opportunity to introduce your child to music and movement through Dance. Salsa Babies(tm) Class: Thursdays 10.45-11.30 Toddler Class (1-4 Years): Thursday 10.00-10.40 Trial session is £10. DIscounted £9 Website

Ballet North Baby Ballet

Wilson Room
Suitable for ages 2 and a half upwards, Baby Ballet classes are an exciting introduction to the world of dance and creative movement for both boys and girls. These classes will teach the basics of ballet, improve coordination, musicality, flexibility and concentration in a fun and comfortable environment. Website

Sparky Songs at St Mary's

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre
Sparkysongs is a lively, fun packed weekly music show designed to entertain and educate children aged between six months and five years. The shows include counting songs, songs with actions and songs involving costume, puppets, props and characters. Some are well-known traditional children's favourites and some are new and exclusive to Sparkysongs. The songs are linked by rhymes and comic routines and children have lots to join in with from start to finish. Website

Music Lessons in Studio - Drums, Guitar, Production


Music lessons available in Drums, Guitar, Bass, Music Production and Theory.Ages 5+ welcome.Lessons tailored to suit students requirements in friendly/fun environment in professional sound proofed recording studio moments away from Highbury and Islington tube station.Competitive prices and with friendly experienced teachers. Website

Gwenda Grayson School

St James Hall
Modern/Jazz dance for teenagers. Website

Imagination Station

St Mary's Neighbourhood Centre,
Imagination Station offers pre-school children the chance to explore their imaginations through music, movement, instruments and specially selected equipment. From a fibre-optic space scene to an underwater expedition both children and adults enjoy our cutting edge adventure music classes! Website

About Angel

Angel is a district of London, and part of the London Borough of Islington. The Angel was originally an inn near a toll gate on the Great North Road (at what is now the corner of Islington High Street and Pentonville Road). The corner itself was in the parish of Clerkenwell which was part of the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury until it was merged with the Metropolitan Borough of Islington to form the London Borough of Islington in 1965.

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