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What's your favourite thing in... Angel, Islington?

Tell us what you love most in the area - and why!

Next up in our weekly series of area guides: Islington! We'd love to hear your recommendations, so let us know your favourite things in the area (and what makes them so good!) in the comments below. You could even win a luxury hotel stay!


anna w

Have to say that J's cup cakes, a new cake stall in Camden Passage, are YUMMY! particularly the Bailey's ones..

Georgina D

There are so many things but at the moment it's the cake stall at Camden passage market. The cake is the best I've ever had and needless to say I've tried a lot!


I love the vibe on upper street and the surrounds. Some unusual and tasty places to eat. Love Five guys burger joint :) also love Camden passage with the market stalls on a Sunday. Came across a cupcake stall ( J's Cupcakes) oh my word....totally blows all other high end cupcake bakeries out the water. Variety and flavour is second to none. My fave has to be the Peanut Butter, closely followed by Baileys (2 different occasions!!)


Obviously Screen on the Green is amazing and I love their sofas but I've recently discovered this little cupcake stall in Chapel market on Sundays run by a woman called Joyce.  She's not there every week but her cakes are amaaaaazing and leave Hummingbird for dead.  Passionfruit is my fave.  mmmm

Dan K

Has to be the Fara Workshop: 28-32 Pentonville Road, N1 9HJ http://www.thefaraworkshop.org/

Unique, beautifully made, sustainable fashion for a very good cause.

Every item's a one-off, handmade / reworked / upcycled from donated fabric and clothing. It runs as a social enterprise, offering apprenticeships and jobs for young designers, as well as brilliant workshops for anyone. And all profits go to the FARA charity. 

Zef C

Newly opened Three John's Pub amazing selection of beers, and awesome interior.

The Pump House coffee shop right next to the canal, beautiful spot on a  sunny day. That entire stretch of the canal is so nice. 

Earl of Essex, again awesome selection of beers, and they brew their own beer. 

Awesome butchers Turner & George on St John street.

Rafael L

taxidermy store called get stuffed!

Clare M

The beautiful New River Walk from Canonbury to Marquess Tavern - lovely pub you reach at the end of your walk among the ducks! For a great date - dinner at Gallipoli (excellent service and delish food) and a film at the Everyman Screen on the Green. At £15 for the posh sofas, it really isn't that much more expensive than Vue!

Jack C

SoleShare Fish box scheme on the canals great

Sandr '

Islington definitely is the best place to experience diverse feelings and get surprised at every step, by discovering smt new.

My favorite experience is to have dinner in an amazing restaurant called Fredericks, where u get surprised by the exclusivity and atmosphere you get at this hidden place at famous Camden Passage. Followed by a lovely promenade on Regents Canal, and enjoy the sunset with a pint at Narrow boat, overlooking the canal and seeing the City.

Michelle H

The good quality of food along Upper Street where you can pop into Le Mercury for some splendid French of great value, or Ottolenghi for lovely brunch on a sunny day. The street just is every foodie's dream! Then walking towards Regents Canal along the way to the Narrow Boat pub is a lovely way to enjoy the serenity away from the usual hustle of London. Lastly, on a busy working day you can stroll along Chapel Market and indulge in a bag of fresh cherries from the many fruits stalls to pick from, or admire the quirky trinkets for sale.
I love Angel! 


I think Camden Passage is one of my favourite best keep secret Angel. Otherwise, the Marquess Tavern is a lovely traditional pub too!

Zef C

@Rafael L Fascinating to stare through the window, although they have a really dodgy history.