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21/04/2022 in Business Entertainment Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

All the new businesses in the Angel

From bars, restaurants and coffee shops to art galleries and independent retailers, the Angel town centre is alive with new businesses that have opened in recent months. Check out all the new venues by clicking on the link below:

09/03/2022 in Brighter Business Cleaner Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Events Grants Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

Angel Business News – March 2022

To read a monthly round-up of the latest business news from the Angel including grant deadlines and opportunities, and marketing initiatives please click on the link below:

23/07/2021 in Entertainment Events Food & Drink Shopping Uncategorised

Angel Central Summer Fete: 29 July – 1 Aug

The refurbishment works at Angel Central are now complete. From more seating and dining space to planting and sustainable initiatives, the new centre is open and hive of activity. To celebrate, Angel Central is holding a Summer Fete from 29th July to 1st August featuring four days…

17/07/2023 in Angel Loves Indies Community Shopping

Angel Loves Indies… Adventures In Furniture

Adventures in Furniture, 281 Upper St, N1 2TZ Native New Yorker Kim Corbett has been trading in Islington for more than 20 years. Here, she pulls up a chair to share her passion for furniture and tells us what makes…

Winter Guide
07/11/2023 in Christmas Community Entertainment Festival Glow in the Angel Music Shopping

Angel Winter Guide – out now!

Christmas has come early with the release of the Angel Islington Winter Guide 2023! Packed with everything you need to know about some of the neighbourhood’s key festive events including our Glow in the Angel spectacular (November 18), Yuletide fun…

13/07/2018 in Business Entertainment Events Shopping Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Angel Central. Summer events on the lawn!

Our friends at Angel Central are all ready for the summer holidays with its lawn in place complete with super-duper branded deckchairs!  The lawn will also be the location for a whole range of performers over the summer holiday period…

09/11/2018 in Brighter Business Entertainment Events Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Angel Day (inc. Christmas lights switch-on): Saturday 17 November!

The Angel is set to sparkle on Saturday 17th November as our annual Angel Day will be taking place. A range of music and entertainment  will be taking place throughout the afternoon around the Angel including Angel Central, Upper Street,…

22/11/2018 in Angel Police Team Brighter Events Older people Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Angel Day 2018 a big success

The Angel came alive last Saturday (17 November) for our second Angel Day and the Christmas lights switch-on. The day saw record numbers of people come to the town centre to enjoy activities and entertainment with footfall monitors across the…

21/05/2019 in Brighter Shopping Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Bunting is back for the summer and baskets are on their way

We are delighted to have once again added a bit of extra colour to the Angel by installing bunting throughout Camden Passage for the summer months. In addition to having bunting in Camden Passage, we are pleased to have worked with Islington…

09/04/2018 in Brighter Business Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Theatre Transport Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Free copies of ‘This is Angel’ Guide still available

Do you have customers to your business who don’t know all the delights of Angel?  Well, to help you help them, there are still FREE copies of the ‘This is Angel’ pocket sized guide available for businesses. The handy guide,…

29/05/2018 in Brighter Entertainment Events Shopping Uncategorised

BRIGHTER – Summer lawn returns to Angel Central

As the weather warms up, our friends at Angel Central are getting ready for summer with the installation of their lovely summer lawn.   The lawn, and its super-duper branded deckchairs, offers a great place to relax in the summer…

24/01/2023 in Architecture Brighter Business Council Shopping Transport

Charlton Place and Camden Passage environmental changes

Following consultation with businesses and residents last summer, Islington Council has announced its plans to take forward improvements to Charlton Place and Camden Passage.  The proposed works will include pavement widening, outdoor seating, tree planting and changes to the road and…

11/05/2018 in Brighter Cleaner Council Safer Shopping Stronger

CLEANER & SAFER – Improved pedestrian paving on Liverpool Road

As well as our ‘big picture’ work, here at we’re the BID that gets the little things sorted to improve the landscape of Angel to help create the best trading environment for businesses. We’re delighted with the work that…

11/10/2021 in Business Business Design Centre Christmas Entertainment Events Food & Drink Shopping

Country Living Christmas Fair – 10-14 November

After a year’s hiatus, one of the Business Design Centre’s most popular public events – the Country Living Christmas Fair – is back next month. Running from the 10th to 14th November, the bespoke event will feature over 450 small businesses offering everything from stocking fillers to festive hampers….

26/05/2020 in Business COVID-19 Safer Shopping Uncategorised

COVID-19: Updated guidance for shops on working safely during COVID-19.

26 May 2020 Yesterday, Monday 25 May, the Prime Minister announced that the Govt intended to allow ‘non-essential’ shops in England to re-open from Monday 15 June. The re-opening is subject to the Govt’s ‘Road Map’ conditions being met and…

07/12/2021 in Police Safer Shopping Training Uncategorised

Dealing with the threat from terrorism – advice and support for businesses

The Met Police Protective Security Operations (Counter Terrorism) has created a number of new initiatives and programmes to support businesses in the fight against terrorism.   London SHIELD App: This new app provides a single source of up-to-date and relevant Counter Terrorism information, advice and guidance. The…

11/10/2021 in Business Council Grants Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

Free pilot for businesses – Near St & Islington Council

Islington Council has partnered with NearSt to increase footfall and sales by getting local businesses’ products into Google and seen by the thousands of potential customers that live nearby. People increasingly search for products online and this will help them buy locally….

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11/10/2023 in Events Food & Drink Music Shopping

Get listed in the Angel Winter Guide

Angel’s ‘Glow in the Angel’ festive extravaganza is just a few weeks away. As part of seasonal celebrations in the area, the BID is creating the Winter Guide, a handy brochure to raise awareness of the events, offers and activities…

18/08/2021 in Business Shopping Stronger

Get your businesses listed for free on My Virtual Neighbourhood

My Virtual Neighbourhood is a growing online directory of businesses in town centres across London.  Focusing on independent businesses and covering retail, hospitality and leisure and health & wellbeing, My Virtual Neighbourhood was set up during the pandemic to support local traders and continues to do…

11/10/2021 in Environment Events Food & Drink Shopping Uncategorised

Go Africa Festival – 30 October

As part of October’s Black History Month, Go Africa – a movement mobilising the African & Caribbean creative communities to come together to showcase talent, art, and culture in London – is holding a festival in St Mary’s Community Centre on…

04/04/2023 in Business Shopping Uncategorised

Highbury & Islington named as most resilient retail area in Greater London

Highbury & Islington has taken the number one spot in a study of retail resilience in outer London town centres.  The study, by property consultancy Savills UK, examined 40 outer London high street areas and ranked them in terms of ‘health, vibrancy, size…

07/02/2022 in Council COVID-19 COVID-19 Grants Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

Islington Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant Fund

4 Feb 2022 – Islington Council has announced that it will be opening the application process on Monday 7 February at 2pm for eligible businesses to claim a grant from the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant (OARG) Fund. On the 21 December 2021, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced the Omicron Additional Restrictions Grant…

12/12/2018 in Angel Police Team Safer Shopping Uncategorised

SAFER – Angel Police Team Christmas duty schedule

The Angel Police Team, funded by, will be on duty every day throughout the festive period excluding Christmas Day and New Years Day. For the first time, members of the Angel Police Team will be on duty on Boxing…

29/04/2021 in Business Guidance Police Safer Shopping Uncategorised

SAFER – Police publish new security guidance for retailers

The National Business Crime Centre and the Met Police have published two new documents for retail businesses.  The first ‘Ten Principles of Crime Prevention‘ is a useful worksheet containing checklists for store managers and staff, outlining how  applying straightforward measures can reduce crime…

04/10/2018 in Angel Police Team Business Cleaner Research Safer Shopping Stronger Transport Uncategorised

STRONGER – Angel Business Survey 2018: Results

Following completion of our Annual Business Survey 2018 by The Retail Group in August, we are pleased to share the full results of this year’s survey. The report covers many aspects regarding business in the Angel including customer segmentation, travel…

28/08/2018 in Brighter Business Entertainment Events Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – Camden Passage ‘End of Summer (mini) Festival’ – Saturday 22 September

Camden Passage and the streets around will come alive on Saturday 22 September when businesses and traders will be coming together to create a mini-festival. There will be lots going on in the Passage including music, entertainment and free ‘tasters’ and…

24/09/2018 in Business Council Events Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – Guest markets to join Chapel Market

Worldwide flavours and products will come to Chapel Market this week as the normal market will be joined by stallholders from around the world and artisanal cheese producers. From Wednesday 26th to Saturday 29th September, traders from across the world will be selling food and…

26/11/2018 in Business Entertainment Events Food & Drink halo Shopping Stronger Theatre

STRONGER – halo, the offer scheme launches!

We are delighted to announce that ‘halo’, our new offer scheme for anyone working in the Angel, is now live! All employees in the Angel can register online for a FREE halo card at  Please pass on this link…

10/10/2018 in Business Entertainment Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Uncategorised

STRONGER – halo, the new offer scheme

Do you want to promote your business to the lucrative local worker market to encourage new and repeat custom? halo, our new offer scheme for local employees, gives you the opportunity to do this by providing an offer for inclusion in the scheme.  Employees…

23/11/2018 in Business Shopping Stronger

STRONGER – Save our Shops Petition

We have been pleased with the public response to the Save Our Shops petition led by the Islington Chamber of Commerce and fully supported by We distributed signing sheets to retailers across the Angel and have been busy collecting…

10/05/2018 in Awards Entertainment Food & Drink Shopping Stronger Theatre Uncategorised

STRONGER – Time Out Love London Awards 2018: Angel Winners!

Congratulations to all the businesses in the Angel BID area that were successful in the Time Out ‘Love London’ Awards 2018. The Time Out Love London Awards celebrate the best in the capital and the public can vote for the…

23/01/2020 in Access Accessibility Brighter Business Environment Older people Safer Shopping Stronger Theatre Uncategorised

STRONGER: Free business accessibility audit for the ‘Access Guide to the Angel’ has joined forces with Islington Council and AccessAble* in a partnership to ensure that disabled workers and visitors to the Angel have the information they need to make use of the fantastic resources available here. Launching in early summer,…

15/07/2019 in Angel Police Team Brighter Business Business Design Centre CCTV Cleaner Council Entertainment Environment Events halo Recycling Research Safer Shopping Stronger Tfl Theatre Transport Uncategorised

STRONGER: Inside Angel – Summer 2019 edition published

We are delighted to publish the latest edition of ‘Inside Angel’, our quarterly publication giving businesses the lowdown on all that’s going on in the Angel. The summer 2019 edition includes a round up of activities and initiatives in the…

20/07/2020 in COVID-19 Guidance Safer Shopping Uncategorised

Wearing a face covering in shops becomes mandatory from 24 July

17 July 2020 – Under the new rules, people who do not wear a face covering in shops will face a fine of up to £100, in line with the sanction on public transport and just as with public transport,…